Bed of Roses Sonnet Contest

"My cells with giddy recall reel and spin"
by Jo Podvin

My cells with giddy recall reel and spin
Ancestral trick of photosynthesis
Dendrites have turned to fuzzy buds within
My interstitial spaces sing of this
What is not green of shoots is blue of sky
The scent of bee seduction fills the air
There is no where, no what, no who, no why
There is no past, and certainly no care
This drunken blossoming expands and grows
This blooming fills up all possible space
Here there is only yes, no room for nos
Intoxicating sweetness, hazy grace
Expanding yes, as birdsong from above
Love, then, is yes, and yes, oh yes, is love

About the Author
I live in Oakland, CA, and am program manager for a small non-profit, Youth Enrichment Strategies (YES), but am currently in the process of planning my escape from the cold summer winds of the San Francisco Bay Area. Part of my motivation for the move is a desire to focus on writing, and I am searching for a publisher for my work, especially my essays/articles. I have lived many places and done many things and am pleased to be involved in the continuing adventure that it is to be alive on this beautiful planet of ours.

Bed of Roses Love Sonnet Contest Winner


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