Tonight, There Is Wine
We argued. But tonight, we laugh
Over a glass
And a book of bad
Poetry that I tossed
Out on the lawn
Of your smile
Is a road from our past
Into the future – you lovingly said okay, when I told
You I refuse to envision
It any other way than
One in which, together, we become old.
(“Tonight, There Is Wine” was previously published by Red Weather Poetry, and is included in her newest collection Cosmic Tragicomedy.)
I love your smile:
Do not let your sorrowful memories
follow you like your shadow
for they glue
your upper and lower lip tubercles together.
as magnificent as
in your curved lips
a flicker of a halo upon frozen snow
and the dimples on your cheeks
is what my heart always seeks.
Bios and Links
is an internationally published American poet whose writing has received five-star reviews. In 2021, she earned First Honorable Mention in the “Anita McAndrews Poets for Human Rights Awards” organized by Poets Without Borders. Terrell resides in upstate New York with her husband and their two children.
developed an interest in reading and writing poetries at a very tender age. Her poetry “The Seashell” was first published online in the “Imaginary Land Stories” on August 8, 2020, by Sunmeet Singh. She has been a part of Stuart Matthew’s anthologies “Sing, Do the birds of Spring” and “A Whisper Of Your Love” in the fourth and fifth series of the books from #InstantEternal poetry prompts. She has been featured in the Bob Dylan-inspired anthology “Hard Rain Poetry: Forever Dylan” by the founder and editor of the website “Fevers of the Mind Poetry and Art” David L O’ Nan. Her poetries have been published in the anthology “Bare Bones Writing Issue 1: Fevers of the Mind”. Paul Brookes has featured her poetry, “A Monstrous Shadow” as the “Seventh Synergy” in “SYNERGY: CALLING ALL WRITERS WHO ARE PHOTOGRAPHERS” on his blog “Wombwell Rainbow”. She has been featured in the “Quick-9 interview” on feversofthemind.com by David L’O Nan. She has reviewed the poetry book “Silence From The Shadows” by Stuart Matthews. Her acrostic poetry “A Rainstorm” has been featured in the Poetic Form Challenge on the blog “Wombwell Rainbow” owned by Paul Brookes. She also joined the movement “World Suicide Prevention Day” by contributing her poetry “Giving Up The Smooch” on the blog “Wombwell Rainbow”, an initiative taken by Paul Brookes. She celebrated National Poetry Day by contributing her poetry “Travel in the Laps of Nature” to the blog “Wombwell Rainbow”. She has reviewed Clive Gresswell’s poetry book “Spaces”.