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Honored and excited!

That’s how I feel about my baby blog right now. Over the last twelve hours, I not only gained the two followers to break the hundred mark, but also I gained another five. That’s a total of one hundred five of you that subscribe and, hypothetically read/care about what I write. Thank you so much for the support, encouragement, and appreciatIon these last five weeks.

As always, I’d like to remind you that I love feedback! If you like a poem please tell me, and why you do. If you dislike, or even hate one, tell me that, too! And constructive criticism and advice is always MUCH appreciated and welcomed. Desired, even. It truly helps me, more than you’d know.

Once again, gratitude to each and every one of you!

Peace & Blessings to all
Rachael, the BiblioGypsy

NaPoWriMo – Day 2!

Something dark couches,

Lurking in shadows.

Midnight eyes

Drink my pain.

In corners dank and musty

It wallows in filth,

Stirring misery

While bitterness curdles.

Shapeless, hulking,

It hides from the light.

A candle bright with joy 

That sheds hope and 

Forces fear into 

Holes and niches

Til wavering wind 

And faltering flame


Watching for hope to gutter,

Fail, clearing path 

For despair encroaching.

NaPoWriMo – Day 1!

Stony earth, cold as winter’s wind,

Softens under spring’s warm sun.

Frozen streams resume seaward trek,

Dormant trees awake and quicken,

Budding forth to hail new season.

Birds sing of their joyous return,

Awakening winter’s slumberers.

Soon shall brittle browns of dead things 

Turn to gold, life resurrected.

Showers will fall and sun shall rise,

Nourishing all Earth’s children.

We shall be cleansed and renewed.

May we try harder, reach higher.

This time may we tour the heavens.

Plummeting skyward, may we soar

Away from our hellish abyss,

Leave the depths behind and below.

hello, Blogosphere!


I’m Rachael. I fancy myself a writer and poet. I have debated doing this for awhile, and finally, I have. 

It’s April, National Poetry Month, and I’m participating in NaPoWriMo for the first time this year.


I hope! 

Thanks in advance for reading and/or commenting.