Moments hold me close, pull me away from the darkness, Shower me in remembrance, free whispered smiles, from behind a locked, calloused [...]
Hope rose through whispered depths. Voices taunting at fingertips step. Unrequited heart beats through. Another day absent of you.
Tonight I found things that had been missing so long I had forgotten I’d lost them. Some sparked smiles from a version [...]
You can't help giving your heart away friendship turns to love... it just happens. No forewarning, you act and think in possibilities... [...]
My mind outwits my senses. Love is damned inconvenient when it’s real, attaching itself to places in my soul I never knew [...]
Taste each color, Red, green and blue Be silly and play, Use a branch for a tool, Smell with your ears, Listen [...]
I began writing around the time my first granddaughter was born, in early 2008. It was sparked by a friend who was so excited to recount her experience with a hummingbird, earlier that day. A little poem came to me and a couple hours later, I emailed off my first work – Hummingbird Kiss. Her reaction to the poem was an adorable and a teary-eyed thank you. So, I continued to write when the mood struck me and I grew to love it. I think if I could do one thing, it would be to write. Who knows, maybe soon! Enjoy and please, leave your comments and thoughts.
I love this, love its mood and quiet, humane wisdom. Rudolph Salbein’s debut collection Heartworks is a clear-eyed, deeply gifted meditation. It is, by turns, wise, romantic and unalterably humane – Buy this book.
~ Charles Bane, Jr. Two -time Pushcart Prize Nominee – Author The Chapbook, and New Poems “Nuevos Poemas.