Love Flower Poems: Day Four … plus FHN online!!!

First off, if you haven’t yet read Forget-Her-Nots, the first five chapters are posted on the HarperTeen website for their Browse Inside feature.  Very cool, methinks, and so glad to share.  Now for today’s poetry ….

This one is from a new poet I’ve just discovered.  I love her lushness and can’t wait to read more of her words!

“They are everywhere–those sunflowers with the coal heart center.

They riot without speaking, huge, wet mouths caught at half-gasp, half-kiss.

Flowers she promises I’ll grow into, sweet gardener … “

Love Flower Poetry Contest: Day #2

Here’s the poem for day two.  One of my all-time favorites, and it’s in Forget-Her-Nots.  The punctuation probably gives it away. 🙂

“your slightest look easily will unclose me

though I have closed myself as fingers,

you open always petal by petal myself as

Spring opens

(touching skillyfullymysteriously) her first


And if you have a minute, check out Stephanie’s interview with me at Juiciliciousss Reviews today!

LOVE FLOWER POETRY Contest for Valentine’s Day!!!

What goes together better than love, flowers, and poetry?

Not much I say, so to celebrate the <3 you holiday, I’m having a fun and literary contest.  The lucky winner will receive:

1)  a signed hardback copy of Forget-Her-Nots as soon as I get one (I’m hoping by the end of the contest!)

2)  FHN swag, including buttons, temporary tattoos, signed bookmarks, and cool postcards to send your friends.

3)  a bouquet of flowers delivered to your doorstep (kind of flowers TBD).  (Flower delivery to US only.  All else is international.)

So how do you enter?

Each day between now and 2/13, I will post lines of poetry that feature love and flowers.  All you have to do is look up the lines, read the poem, and write down the name of the poet and the name of the poem.  The former-English-teacher in me has picked a variety of poems, two of which are quoted in Forget-Her-Nots!

OR, for the creatively inclined, you can write an original love flower poem of at least ten lines.  The best three poems, as determined by me and several learned judges, including Kate at The Neverending Shelf, will be featured on my blog the week of 2/15.

So, to summarize, you get entries by doing each of the following:

1 – tweeting about the contest and leaving a comment on this blog;

1 posting about the contest and leaving a comment on this blog;

12  – keeping track of the 12 poems and poets and emailing me the list at by 2/14 at midnight.  (Yes, it will be prorated if you don’t get all 12 — one for each poem & poet.)

12 writing your own love flower poem!  You go, girl.

Questions?  Excited?  Leave a comment.        

Poem #1:

“And I will make thee beds of roses,

And a thousand fragrant posies.”

Who wrote it and what’s the name of the poem?

[A posy is another name for a small, symbolic bouquet, also known as a tussie-mussie 🙂   ]

The Fine Print:  Giveaway is open internationally to anyone age 13 or older.   (Excluding flower delivery internationally.  Will make up for it if winner is international.)  Prize winner will be announced on Twitter and here, so please provide info for me to contact you easily.   The contest is over on 2/14 at midnight.   Prize must be claimed by 2/20.

Thanks so much for entering!  Happy reading!