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Reflections on what “Networking” is really all about

Sometimes in the wild and woolly world of the Internet and Social Networking, you manage to form lasting relationships with people you may never meet personally, but dearly wish you could.  Since I began my adventure I have found a number of these people.  People I have not met, may never meet, and yet feel that they have become a very special part of my life. Morgan is just such a person.  I am charmed by her input, inspired by her passion and whether or not we agree on things, I admire her gentler touch in bringing issues to the forefront.  When such a person pours her soul out into poetry, I consider it something worth noting.

Starting WedFront thumbnesday, June 19th through Thursday, June 20th,  Morgan will be offering the Kindle version of her book, Dancing within Shadow, for free.  This 2-day event will launch a promotion that will run 7-10 days at which time (drum rollllll) – she will release her paperback version.  There are new poems, photographs, and a brand new cover for both the paperback and the Kindle.

What I love about this little book is that Morgan has expressed some of the pain she experienced in her childhood in such a manner that anyone that has suffered at some point can wrap themselves up in her insight and inspiration.  She provides few details and does not linger long before she moves on to the process of growing out of that pain, growing into something beautiful and fulfilling.  She takes your hand and leads you into her world:

 The Journey Opens

I am diving into poetry to discover

what lies beneath the surface

and between the spaces

of time and me.

Finding much I’ve learned

and much still to grasp

the spaces I find

filling up fast.

Whatever comes into play

I shall discover more

of me I will to see


The journey is opening to all

where we take it now

is up to you

and me.


When she asked if I would give her a spot on my blog I jumped at the chance.  In return I received a poem written just for my little Alcove:

Reflections of You

Looking into time
looking into your reflection
reflection of colors at sunset
reflection upon the water
water flows with emotion
water flows with images
images taken from memory
images come to life
life filled with choices
life mixed with mistakes
mistakes that you would change
mistakes that turn to dust
dust fills the air
dust makes it hard to breathe
breathe deeply into now
breathe silently into peace
peace can be gained
peace can be reality
reality looks dark
reality can change
change for the better
change can bring joy
joy leads to laughter
joy in the moment
moment in time
moment of solace
solace of mind
solace opens wide
wide into spaces
wide open heart
heart opens to healing
heart opens to love
love brings you together
love makes you strong
strong you stand
strong joined as one
one and one makes two
one and one with you
you shine within
you and I always
always loving you
always and forever
forever in my heart
forever entwined
entwined we are
entwined with you
you and me together
you and me equals love

Morgan is Co-host of @StoryDam and creatrix of OctPoWriMo (a poetry month in October). She is intimate with shadow and dances into the heart of it believing that diving in to what most people try to avoid makes great fertilizer for creativity whether it is writing, painting, or any other form of art.

Writing and publishing her books have been a dream since she was eight years old. She finally made that dream come true last March when she published, Dancing within Shadow. Filled with beautiful photos and art, this poetic journey travels into Morgan Dragonwillow’s troubled childhood to discover her courage, her refusal to be broken, finding love, and the light of transformation. There are defining moments in each of the four sections – Darkness, Rebellion, Love and Light. Morgan Dragonwillow shares pieces of her soul opening a path through the darkness.

Morgan’s creed is rooted in poetry for, “Poetry has anchored into my very being and I find that it draws me back to the page again and again, more than any other form of writing.”

“I don’t know about you but I have tremendous stage fright. What I mean is that any time I have to be in front of people whether in print/words or physically I get extreme anxiety and my brain starts to shut down. The closer to the date the harder it gets. Somehow, between my partner cheering me on and telling me there isn’t anything I can’t do, and me pushing myself to get through it, I come out on the other side.

Is there anything that causes such anxiety in you? How do you get through it? Do you get through it?”

You can find Morgan in a number of places:

Dancing within Shadow Amazon Link is http://www.amazon.com/Dancing-within-Shadow-ebook/dp/B00C100FPC/

Website http://morgandragonwillow.com

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/mdragonwillow.writer

Twitter https://twitter.com/MDragonwillow


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