“What if Snowflakes Don’t Fall in Winter?” (published on Spillwords.com)

Dear fellow writers, poets, and beloved readers,
It is with great pride and honor (and a grateful and joyful heart) that I announce my first Spillwords NYC poem publication  “What if Snowflakes Don’t Fall in Winter?”. 

What if snowflakes don’t fall in winter?
and fresh buds don’t bloom in spring?
or summer doesn’t need sunshine?
nor leaves don’t fall in autumn?

Will you remember how we used to be?

 

to read more please go to, https://spillwords.com/what-if-snowflakes-dont-fall-in-winter/

Truly, amazing and wonderful things happen to those who patiently and religiously hone their craft. As Buzz Aldrin said, “Timing has always been a key element in my life. I have been blessed to have been in the right place at the right time.”  
We have to wait for the right things to happen at the right time. And while we wait we must ensure to carefully and masterfully craft our skill and talent so that when the right time comes, we will be more than prepared.
The current pandemic has changed our world and the way we live our lives. It has been very devastating and agonizing as we are also faced with so many challenges apart from the pandemic itself. I would like to say, that the pandemic has given me enough time and opportunity to work on my craft. So many good things happen during the lockdown and I believe it would be worth sharing.
When the world seemed to stop, I kept my world goin’.
It was during the lockdown that I finally joined and completed the NaPoWriMo last April 2020 for the first time, in celebration of April as Poetry Month. The challenge is to write one poem, every day for 30 days, following specific writing prompts every day. It was very challenging at first, there were days when I thought I couldn’t keep up with the writing prompt but every time I felt like quitting the challenge, I would read back all the lovely comments of my beloved followers and beloved poet/blogger friends then, I’d keep going again, until I finished.
2. “Again” is published on three platforms, on MEDIUM -an  International Writers and Readers Space, AFRICA WRITERS CARAVAN, and at WOMAWORDS LITERARY PRESS.
This is my first ever international submission and I got selected. “It was difficult to select just ten poems from among the many submitted. There was not one unworthy poem. I’m honored to read them, to read the bios and get introduced to some fine new-to-me poets (whether or not selected for publication here), and to be chosen by Mbizo Chirasha to edit this edition of his heart-child, WOMAWORDS Literary Press.” (Jamie Dedes, Guest editor of the WOMAWORDS 2020 JUNE EDITION.)
I am very honored to be alongside brilliant published and award-winning poets recognized globally. It was an honor indeed.

again

come sit with me
let’s talk
of how ’twas when
God seemed to rectify
the universe
the world stopped
colors changed
air didn’t move
sky was empty
sounds were muted
everything was the same
yet different

then, a new dawn came
the colors we see are vibrant
the air we breath is fresher
the sky is filled with joyful birds flying
the sounds we hear are hymns
of love and affection
and you can come sit with me
again
everything is the same
yet different

 

to read more kindly go check the following links
3. My  Spillwords NYC publication
I only used to visit and read stories and poems written by brilliant poets and storytellers on Spillwords, some of them are also my WordPress favorite writers and poets, but never have I ever imagined I’d also see and read my poem on this prestigious platform for the first time.
4. Currently working on my second book, after the successful local (Malaysia) release of my first book “After – Rain Skies: A Million Stars”
To all my beloved readers and followers and fellow WordPress bloggers and poets and to those who have been really consistent and diligently supporting me since day one, my heartfelt love and gratitude.
Dreams do come true, never give up.!!!
To God be the Glory!!

Published by michnavs

Philippine-born Michelle Navajas, currently residing in Malaysia. Michelle authored the book “After – Rain Skies: A Million Stars” for PWW during their Million Stars campaign. Graduated with a Master of Education majoring in English in the Philippines, Michelle was a former college professor, teaching literature, speech & oral communication, creative writing, drama, and theatre arts. Michelle is active in her writing profession and works as a freelance creative writer. Michelle passionately blogs at www.michnavs.wordpress.com, where you can find her prose and poetry on love, life, motherhood, and her advocacy on abuse and violence. A published author on Spillwords NYC https://spillwords.com/what-if-snowflakes-dont-fall-in-winter/ Her poem “Again” is published on three platforms, on MEDIUM -an International Writers and Readers Space, AFRICA WRITERS CARAVAN, and at WOMAWORDS LITERARY PRESS. kindly go check the following links –https://womawordsliterarypress.home.blog/2020/06/29/imagining-life-after-the-ravaging-virulent-covid-19-pandemic-a-special-journal/ –https://personalitiesofinspiration.wordpress.com/2020/06/29/imagining-life-after-covid-19-a-womawords-june-edition/

91 thoughts on ““What if Snowflakes Don’t Fall in Winter?” (published on Spillwords.com)

  1. Oh Mich, I’m nearly weeping with joy and pride–Bravo! And absolutely YES, to God be the glory!!! You are so precious to HIM, and HE has gifted you with GREAT talent!! Much LOVE, little Sister ❤

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    1. Thank you so much Rhein.. this pandemic can be a blessing in disguise too… and I believe that God has a perfect plan for all of us. we just have to listen carefully to what He has to say..

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  2. Wow Mich, congratulations and thoroughly deserved…. each time I read this poem, my heart melts…. we need some music to celebrate… Here’s a song by Sigur Ros and I’ve added the English translation for you….enjoy..💙🌏

    Blue Night Over The Sky
    Blue Night Over Me
    Dis-Appeared Out Of The Window
    Me With Hands
    Hidden Under My Cheek
    I Think About My Day
    Today And Yesterday
    I Put On My Blue Nighties
    Go Straight To Bed
    I Pull The Soft Covers Over
    Close My Eyes
    I Hide My Head Under The Covers
    A Little Elf Stares At Me
    Runs Towards Me But Doesn’t Move
    From Place – Himself
    A Staring Elf
    I Open My Eyes
    Take The Crusts Out
    Stretch Myself And Check (If I Haven’t)
    Returned Again And Everything Is Okay
    Still There Is Something Missing
    Like All The Walls

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    1. Thank you sooo much Punam..your comments and generous feed back helped me finished my first NaPoWriMo…and it was really a wonderful journey that i realized i had to take it to another level…thank you.

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  3. congrats on all the publications! most impressive … and now you’ve publicly stated that you are working on your second book I guess you have taken up the challenge 🙂

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    1. Thank you so much kate… with all my heart. you’re one who was here reading my poems even when i barely have followers. i was a bit teary eyed when i completed editing my collection as i saw how i began having 5 followers to now over 2k and growing… i am also very glad to see you always in my comment box. your lovely comments and feedbacks are really very helpful

      and yes, I am taking on your challenge.. Second book is up soon…

      My sincerest love and gratitude always to you…i wish one day i can thank you personally..

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      1. What most impressed me is how rarely you posted but once you started that daily challenge your output was amazing, your talent honed!

        I thought maybe next June, lets see how international travel goes … guess there will be no more cheap flights 🙂

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    1. Thank you sooooo much Val…i am grateful to you and to all those who have been very supportive of my poetry….my sincere love ang gratitude always..

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  4. Congratulations, SweetMich!!! I’m so proud of you! And this is all so well deserved!
    I get so excited when I think about your writings being read by more and more people!
    Through your poems you are sitting with so many of us…and you are encouraging us, challenging us, helping us, inspiring us, ETC! You are impacting our lives and hearts in positive ways! 🙂
    Thank you!!!
    Keep writing!!! 🙂
    (((HUGS))) 🙂 ❤

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    1. Aw, thank you so much Carolyn always.
      Your lovely comments and your cheerfulness are really been very helpful in my creative process…thank you for always..
      I am very glad to see you here all the time…keep safe and take care..

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  5. Amazing!!! Wow this is truly fantastic and so motivating. Heartfelt congrats on your awesome accomplishments. And this beautiful poem filled with spiritual feeling. 💛🌷

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  6. So many congratulations!! You should have balloons and cake and a party to celebrate your accomplishments!! I am so glad you’re getting the recognition that you deserve. Your words have touched hearts and changed lives. 🧁🏆🍾🥂🎈💖

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    1. And thank you to you..for always believing in me…i really am glad i took on the challenge on submitting when you sent the link for Womawords.. thank you Irma

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