Tag: poetry

Normal

“If you are always trying to be normal you will never know how amazing you can be.” – Maya Angelou Right on Dr. Angelou! This lady was amazing! She was a poet, memoirist, novelist, educator, dramatist, producer, actress, historian, filmmaker, and civil rights activist. She composed and read a wonderful poem about the renewal of…


“The Garden of Words” Poem

This poem is from the anime, “The Garden of Words” by Makoto Shinkai, a beautifully done film with excellent art work. I love the Tanka poem that was used in it. Below is the English translation of the poem, but, because it was originally in Japanese, the number of syllables in each line is not…


The Kraken

This is an exciting sonnet about the mythical Kraken written by Alfred Tennyson in 1830. The Kraken Below the thunders of the upper deep;Far far beneath in the abysmal sea,His ancient, dreamless, uninvaded sleepThe Kraken sleepeth: faintest sunlights fleeAbout his shadowy sides; above him swellHuge sponges of millennial growth and height;And far away into the…


National Poetry Month

Happy National Poetry Month! Here is a new poem that I wrote to celebrate. “Lion Heart” Through shrouded mountains, Starry deserts, And intrepid seas, I will honor you. I lend you my strength, To set you free. Overthrowing adversity, Locks will not stop me. I am your lion heart, Beloved king. -Krystal Smith


Without a Place and With a Place

Without a Place and With a PlaceWithout a place and with a placeto rest — living darkly with no rayof light — I burn my self away.My soul — no longer bound — is freefrom the creations of the world;above itself it rises hurledinto a life of ecstasy,leaning only on God. The worldwill therefore clarify…


I Just Received My Author’s Copy of My New Love Poetry Book In the Mail

I just got my author’s copy of my new book in the mail today. It’s so pretty! My little boys helped find and pick the wild sunflowers that I took pictures of and used for the cover design. I’m glad I published my love poetry book. https://www.amazon.com/Yellow-Black-Sunflowers-Collected-Krystal/dp/1736587102/ref=mp_s_a_1_3?dchild=1&keywords=yellow+and+black+sunflowers+krystal+smith&qid=1612581585&sr=8-3


My Yellow and Black Sunflowers Paperback Book Version Was Released Today!

I’m so happy about my new book being published. I never imagined when I was younger that I’d be able to publish my own poetry book one day. It’s such a sweet and inspiring book too. It’s nice to have a little book of love poems. I have to admit that I haven’t seen a…


My Yellow and Black Sunflowers eBook Was Released Today!

Recently, I wrote a beautiful book called Yellow and Black Sunflowers: The Collected Love Poems of Krystal Smith. With the help of my sweet husband, who writes computer software, I was able to format and upload the files for my eBook to KDP. It is available for purchase on Amazon.com. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08VGWZ85L/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=yellow+and+black+sunflowers+Krystal+Smith&qid=1612061037&sr=8-1 The poems in this…