Poetry by Samantha Terrell: Fever Dreams

Fever Dreams

Are a slow fade,
Silent scream.
The lungs
Left empty,
The mind numb. 

Calling out as
Only silence can,
Words are formed, unformed; said, 
Unsaid; released, 
Withheld.

Tasked with 
Withholding a tangent,
A dream doesn't know it asks
Too much. 
It won't hold back.

We wake
To find the broken fever
Didnt' take.


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https://feversofthemind.com/2022/04/22/poetic-trinitas-poem-pdf-from-samantha-terrell-visual-broadcasting/



Poetic Trinitas poem (pdf) from Samantha Terrell : Visual Broadcasting

For more on this invented form of poetry go to Samantha’s page at

http://www.samanthaterrell.com/poetictrinitas.html

Bio: Samantha Terrell, author of Vision, and Other Things We Hide From (Potter’s Grove Press, 2021) is a widely published American poet whose work emphasizes self-awareness as a means to social awareness. Her poetry can be found in many fine publications, and her work has been featured on Sunny G Radio Glasgow, Dublin-based Eat the Storms podcast, and “The Open Collaboration” all-acoustics show (Bristol, U.K.).  She writes from her home in upstate New York, where she lives with her husband and their two sons.

http://www.samanthaterrell.com

2 poems by Samantha Terrell : Embodying Imagery & No Dogs Allowed at the Poker Table Anymore

Giving Your Cards Away | Dogs playing poker, Dog paintings, Dog art

Embodying Imagery

Don Quixote, your imagination is my muse.
I wish to court her,
As you court your Dulcinea,
To draw insight
From the wind
That turns our mental turbines,

Refusing to be intimidated
By arrogant
Giants who would
Readily defeat us,
Or naïve villagers
Who don’t see us

As we truly are.
Your Sancho Panza befriends me – a follower,
Turned leader; Leader, turned follower –
A companion on this
Journey of
Endless endings.

No Dogs Allowed At the Poker Table Anymore

We’re mostly all dogs,
Trying to operate as a pack,
Pissing on things we want to claim, but
Ultimately knowing
The earth was never ours. And,
New science says what we of faith
Already instinctively knew:
There’s so much
We don’t know.
But we have long known some
Ways to operate in this place;
To teach our children not to litter,
Wear a coat when it’s cold,
Turn off the water while
You brush your teeth,
Always tell the truth,
Share the hiking path with others.
But now the hiking paths and parks
Aren’t even ours to share.
The sacred places and spaces
We’ve called home are
Robbed from us by cheaters
At the national poker table.
Casino Pit Bosses are paid off,
And players suspecting foul play,
Reluctant to speak up,
Have rolled over, belly-up dogs.


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these poems are from Samantha's series "Unpopular Culture" 

Poetic Trinitas poem (pdf) from Samantha Terrell : Visual Broadcasting


Bio: Samantha Terrell, author of Vision, and Other Things We Hide From (Potter's Grove Press, 2021) is a widely published American poet whose work emphasizes self-awareness as a means to social awareness. Her poetry can be found in many fine publications, and her work has been featured on Sunny G Radio Glasgow, Dublin-based Eat the Storms podcast, and "The Open Collaboration" all-acoustics show (Bristol, U.K.).  She writes from her home in upstate New York, where she lives with her husband and their two sons.

http://www.samanthaterrell.com

2 Poems by Samantha Terrell : Carpe Diem & Standards

Carpe Diem

I curse you, Shame - a
Persistent thief who
Sneaks into mornings, which turn into
Days - with your
Memories and fears
Determined to
Steal esteem
To fuel
New days, which
Turn into years.


Standards

My crown of bricks
Weighs upon my head -
Where it sits
Mocking me with its
Symbolism, and dissent
From expectation.

I understand it looks odd.
Please trust
It often
Feels awful.
But, for me, it’s more of a must
Than a choice.

So go ahead, stare.
I’ve learned constant
Application of pressure
Ensures
Consistent
Results.



Samantha Terrell, Poet/Writer
Vision, and Other Things We Hide From



Bio: Samantha Terrell, author of Vision, and Other Things We Hide From (Potter's Grove Press, 2021) is a widely published American poet whose work emphasizes self-awareness as a means to social awareness. Her poetry can be found in many fine publications, and her work has been featured on Sunny G Radio Glasgow, Dublin-based Eat the Storms podcast, and "The Open Collaboration" all-acoustics show (Bristol, U.K.).  She writes from her home in upstate New York, where she lives with her husband and their two sons.

http://www.samanthaterrell.com

Poetic Trinitas poem (pdf) from Samantha Terrell : Visual Broadcasting

2 Poems by Samantha Terrell : “Unfurled Living” “Off and Away”

Unfurled Living

What if I was getting
Used to
Cloistered living,
Less chaos,
Slower paces?

What if global despair
Caused time for
Personal repair,
Fulfillment,
Contentment?

What can I hold
In my quiet heart,
Now that I have to be bold
Again; go out into the world
Again, amongst the unfurled?

Off and Away

Smoke billowing from
The toaster-oven
Indicates I’ve
Lost track of
My spirit, again.

It runs off, sometimes,
To fear for the global economy,
Or try and
Make sense
Of me.

“Ding!” the toaster
Rang, but my spirit
Didn’t hear it. It
Was busy recalling
Song lyrics.

Now, music notes and burnt-toast-smoke
Rise with me. 



Poetic Trinitas poem (pdf) from Samantha Terrell : Visual Broadcasting


Bio: Samantha Terrell, author of Vision, and Other Things We Hide From (Potter's Grove Press, 2021) is a widely published American poet whose work emphasizes self-awareness as a means to social awareness. Her poetry can be found in many fine publications, and her work has been featured on Sunny G Radio Glasgow, Dublin-based Eat the Storms podcast, and "The Open Collaboration" all-acoustics show (Bristol, U.K.).  She writes from her home in upstate New York, where she lives with her husband and their two sons.

http://www.samanthaterrell.com