Vicarious Poet – Heather Mirassou

Your voice

A golden spoon

Laden with honey

Dripping languidly

Your tone

A wounded sparrow

Searching for safety

In a bed of soft feathers

Your words

Paint vivid images

With indelible ink

With shades of blue

Your feelings

Naked, pure and free

Pull heart-strings

Effortlessly

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About Heather Mirassou

I am a writer and poet. I am a mother of two young men and married to my sweetheart. I live on a ranch and farm walnuts. I love to garden, read and spend time with my dogs. I am also a member of America's Oldest Winemaking Family, Mirassou. Thank you for visiting Poetry Soul Closet. With a Smile, Heather Mirassou
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2 Responses to Vicarious Poet – Heather Mirassou

  1. upinvermont says:

    Wow, Heather.

    Thank you.

    To paraphrase the bumper sticker, if I’m even half the person my dog thinks I am, I might deserve some crumbs of that praise. : )

    Your poetry reminds me of Anne Bradstreet in its intense honesty and feeling. I can see, from other comments at your blog, that there are readers who have come to deeply appreciate your gifts.

    I have two books, and if you’re not familiar with them, you might truly appreciate and learn from them. In the first book, I think you will recognize voices just like your own and be inspired by them:

    These Are Not Sweet Girls: Poetry by Latin American Women – Edited by Marjorie Agosin

    The second book is poetry by Pablo Neruda. The thing that I love about Neruda’s poetry, is the way he can talk about one thing – socks, stones, a shoe, a cat or a tie – and you know that he is talking about something else entirely.

    Full Woman, Fleshly Apple, Hot Moon: Selected Poems of Pablo Neruda

    What you share with the poets, their poetry and culture, is an unembarrassed passion. If you pick up the books, be sure and let me know your impressions.

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    • Hello Patrick;

      I wrote and dedicated “Vicarious Poet” to you because I wanted to convey how your poetry and feedback affected me as an aspiring writer. When I happened upon your site, I had not put together a complete poem in almost a year. The raging and repeated fear that I was not good enough, stopped-me-dead-in-my writing.

      I often visit your site and study your content of the mechanics of poetry; formal verse, meter, rhyme, etc. you present the ideas and examples in a way that is not intimidating to the novice poet. Although I have not incorporated much formal verse my poetry, I do intend to give it a whirl…

      Your site’s content on “formal verse”, your encouraging reviews and your own wonderful poetry that is not ostentatious or superfluousness gave way to the brick damn that kept me from writing and publishing my poetry.

      Thank you for being accessible to the writing and reading community.

      Heather Mirassou

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