Lyric Fire: NaPoWriMo 2012 – Day 29 of 30 Poems in 30 Days – My Release & Joy (Two Poems)

NaPoWriMo 2012 – 30 Poems in 30 Days – Day 29

With two more days to go in the NaPoWriMo poetry challenge, I decided to pay further homage to the genre by presenting my last two pieces (today and tomorrow) in the form of “ars poetica”, which is simply poetry about the art of poetry or the art of writing. Per Wikipedia, the definition of “ars poetica” in the past decade extends to defining techniques of rhetoric, including but not limited to: writing about writing, singing about singing, thinking about thinking, etc. Stemming first from poetry on poetry, “ars poetica” is now widely used as a literary device to enhance imagery, understanding, or profundity.

I wrote a piece recently that is perfect for today and it first appeared on the BlogNostic’s website as a part of their spoken word series. So as not to cheat on the challenge, I also wrote a haiku in the ars poetica form that you can read before the longer piece. Please also watch the video below of me reciting the poem, My Release. The amazing folks over at BlogNostics did a fabulous job producing the video and it adds much to the original work. It was a joy to work with them. Now please enjoy my haiku, Joy and the longer poem My Release:


Joy (Haiku)

Coloring up life

Rendering beauty

In words, sentences and joy




My Release

Imagine me filling you up
You’d be imprinted with passion marks all over as I release
My love is a beast
Words per minute is high and I won’t cease


The sentences, paragraphs and chapters increase
My appetite is deep
I’ll keep you rising like yeast
Our connection is so sweet

You amaze me and keep me lifted in the face of defeat
You are my safe house
My literary retreat
Magic happens every time we meet

It’s not always easy though
Sometimes we clash, and my feelings won’t flow
You send me reeling & crashing and pacing the floor

In those moments I take a breather
Then my heart longs for you and cries
So I then seek to feed her

Come here my lovely
Let me embrace you
Take you to exotic locations
And then super satiate you

My hands are wrapped around joy
And creating a rhythm
You acquiesce slowly
Revealing my vision

My inner creations look so beautiful on you
You wear them so well
I’m your lover for life
Together we meld

To separate would be tragic
A pain I can’t bear
I’m never leaving this home
Yes, I want to die there

In between the lines of your love
In excellent care
You are my release

For more delicious servings of poetry this month, please visit these bloggers as they are also participating in NaPoWriMo! 

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Apr 29, 2012 | Posted by in Blog, NaPoWriMo 2012, Tamstarz Poetry | 13 comments

Comments (13 Responses)

  1. Awesome video and poem, Tameka. It was so great to be able to hear you reading your poetry – what a lovely voice you have!
    Blessings, my dear, and congrats on being almost there!

  2. Thanks so much Martha. I really had fun writing both pieces and want to lend my voice to my work more. I am thinking about adding a segment to my blog that has more of my spoken word and I will probably appear on cam the next time! Thanks again and have a lovely day! 🙂

  3. Wow…a very passionate second poem and loved the haiku!

  4. Thanks so much Jessica!

  5. Andy says:

    My dear Tameka,
    I couldn’t see all the video…too much buffering & then an error, but I love what I heard of your recital. It adds even more oomph to an already sensual poem. I’ve always wanted to add my voice to my poetry…might just do that now. Your creativity knows no end. Nice Haiku too. Keep it up dear friend! Thanks for sharing.

  6. Tam as I always say you are very very talented,very creative gal.
    I read ur previous works as well though sometimes comment don register n all probs u knw..
    This was like a tribute to writing, jst superb!

  7. sulekha says:

    Fantastic poems, Tameka.Love your voice in the video,well done my friend.

  8. Debbie says:

    Did you know that Poems love you back? You write with so much passion, that’s full of meaning and spirit. I will have to give my shot at haiku one day.
    Stopping by via our group “We The Bloggers” Feel free to drop in and say hello on my blog.
    Ps. if we weren’t already connected, I’ve done so now in all the social networks we have in common.

  9. rimly says:

    What a passionate poem, just like you and your writing. I loved the video. Btw you have a gorgeous sexy voice, my friend

  10. Chris says:

    Love the haiku, and really enjoyed the little video and spoken word. Great images to go along with your voice.

  11. Hey Andy! You should do it. Reciting poetry brings another element to it. I’d love to hear you. Thanks always for your appreciation of my work. 🙂
    Thanks Mani! Your words mean a lot. 🙂
    Sulekha, thanks my dear! 🙂
    Yes, please do Deborah. I love haiku! I also will visit your blog soon. Now that this challenge is over I can breathe and catch up with my blog reading. Thanks so much for your kind words about my writing. I will hold it close. 🙂
    Rimly, without passion there is no me. I’m glad you liked the words and my voice. I’m honored and smiling. 🙂
    Hi Chris. Thanks so much for visiting Lyric Fire. I appreciate you reading my work. I look forward to reading your work as well. 🙂

  12. Nesi Writes says:

    Tameka,’Release” is so beautifully honest and intense. I’m feeling every word…delicious!

  13. Thanks so much Nesi. I appreciate your presence here at Lyric Fire. 🙂

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