Thursday, December 1, 2016

SUSAN JOYNER-STUMPF

SUSAN
JOYNER-STUMPF



SOUL’S RELEASE

You will know of truths
They scrape your cells
You will feel the whir,
The adagio of their tailwind,
Touching you like a
Myriad of pearled feathers
Ancient whispers
Awakened noumenon
Fabric opening of cognition
Sanguine moments, stilled
Rippling time a voluble blip
In your restive heart-star
Winking at the semi-darkness
Candle on the ocean’s scar
Thoughts ~ ~ … life forms
Of their own massed holograph,
Kaleidoscopic orbs
Re-circling the vacuum of
What once was of cranial dust
Now transcendent-luminous
Echelon of Earth’s God-stroked genesis
Fingering of divine tracing beam
That then became inculcated Sapiens
In those ruminate clouds where
Slipstream dreams are swallowed
A greater force is recognized,
Finds its collided deluge
Its then-fling with death’s tiny surprise
A taste that immortality seizes from a ‘high!
Passion’s aurora gate, amber-ridden bliss
The folds that cupped my mortal sting
Are now my Soul’s Release.

Copyright © Susan Joyner-Stumpf ®
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SO BEAUTIFUL. SO GONE
(Written for my dog Bear, anniversary of
his death July 5th, 2015)


The doorman won’t show me the door, he said,
because I’ve already walked through that threshold of pain
no coming back; no turning back.
my dog for whom I grieved,


so beautiful.
so gone.


The carpenter won’t show me the window, she said,
because my spirit has flown through it to the other side
no looking back; no crawling back.
my dog for whom I went looking for,


so beautiful.
so gone.


Family, friends are calling me, they say
but I can’t hear them, I’m so far away
this part of me that died has left the heart
torn inside out, the twisted gut of tears
leaking their way to a gentler Heaven
no turning back, oh no ~ do you hear me
for whom I grieve?


both of US,


so beautiful.
so gone.

Copyright © Susan Joyner-Stumpf ®

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SOUL-STAR

Inside my linear brokenness
Beneath the skin’s graffiti
You will find crimson, star-lit ringlets
Of unwept tears
They don’t want to weep
They rise like doves to drink your empathy
That doesn’t blame nor feel sorry for the victim,
Only the blinking scar.

They float, anatomically attached to walls
Of singing hope’s whispering desire
Fragile amulets of diamond Myrrh
Like gifts from a goddess, demure
Streaming through the veins of your everglades.

We exist in a Snow-Globe
Of insatiable star-fall
Meteor sprinkles of cosmic interludes
Summoning patterns of ageless inquisition
Seeking the child, within
Healing the aftermaths, holocaustic storms
That raped innocence and left the sin
To bleed there in a Black Hole’s gaping abdomen.

How kindness adheres to my bones, like glass
A prism reflecting your love
Strobe-light of pulsing touch
Fiery enclaves of electric sting.

You reach inside me, pull out the Rose,
And leave all the thorns to die.

Copyright ©
Susan Joyner-Stumpf ®

SUSAN JOYNER-STUMPF was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana but now calls the Colorado Rockies her home.  She resides with her husband and a menagerie of animal children.  She has been writing since the age of seven, now a writing career that spans over forty years.  Susan writes not only Poetry, but Short Stories, Prose, Songs and has a novel in the Works called LOVE YOU TO PIECES, DIARY OF A SERIAL KILLER.  As of this writing, Susan has published her 30th book and appears in over 12 International Anthologies.  She has won multiple awards.

As a writer Susan has always strived to touch another Soul with her words. Her passion is to write. Fame and fortune were never a thought. It was always about touching another life with her words. She has many projects in the works. Susan is also a Certified Graphics Artist and offers publishing services with her company WILDFIRE PUBLICATIONS where she publishes authors and does their book covers.  Her other company, WILDFIRE PRODUCTIONS, creates 3-D Live Stream Videos for Author’s Book trailers or personal videos of whatever the customer wants. She runs a growing Poetry Page on Facebook called POTPOURRI POETS/ARTISTS WRITING COMMUNITY.  After the first of the New Year, Susan will have her own Blog Radio Show called RHYTHM AND MUSE INTERVIEWS.  She loves helping and encouraging other writers, and finds it very rewarding.

66 comments :

  1. There is my beautiful talented famous Author and Poetess.. It is such a joy to read your poetry and own your books. I am so excited you have joined us here at Our Poetry Archive..

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    1. Deborah, thank you for inviting me and making me feel worthy to join a Group of Talented Artists across the NORTH AMERICAN CONTINENT. I look forward to meeting new friends and seeing old ones I know. I'm excited and look forward to whatever comes next. Writing is my LIFE and my LIFE is writing .... there is no separation between the two. They are the same and ONE breath!!!!

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  2. I love your poetry as you know there is no one out there with your quite unique and wonderful way of putting things, you make me smile and you make me think with your work and that is what, to me makes you a awesome outstanding poet and writer.

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    1. Thank you very much for your feedback. It is very appreciated and I embrace constructive criticism for it makes us grow as writers, but you've been very kind and I only to continue to be worth reading.

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  3. Insightful and we'll written. True poetry.

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    1. Thank you Jo Dowling for being a good friend and supporter .... you are a very versatile Artist so coming from you, this means a lot to me.

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  4. My publisher and dear friend, Susan Joyner-Stumpf is one of the most amazing and prolific writers (as well as editor/graphics designer)I know! It's an honor and a great privilege to number myself among her friends. These poems (like all her work) are spectacular! 8-)

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    1. Thank you Ken for always being there for me, through thick and thin. As I admire YOU for your body of work, I can honestly say that many of your writes have spurred inspirations in me to write a poem. One of my proudest moments was when you asked little nobody ME to co write a poem together with YOU and we did and what an experience that was and I will never forget it!!!!

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  5. My publisher and amazing friend this is perfect.

    Mello-

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    1. Love you Mello for all your works have been Soul-Candy to me and I never seem to get enough ..... You too inspire me to write after I've read some of your poems, the creative juices start to boil and I can't grab a pen and notebook fast enough as the ideas flood out to the ether. Thank you for being a friend, most of all.

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  6. Sonia Broadbent - Nonnie B.December 2, 2016 at 11:25 PM

    My publisher and friend Susan Joyner-Stumpf is a kindhearted and talented writer/graphic designer. An inspiration and great support to us all at Potpourri Poets and Artists. I would like to thank you for your support and encouragement and helping me achieve publishing my first poetry book 'The World Through My Eyes'. May your pen never run dry.

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    1. Thank you Sonia for your sweet feedback, as I so admire your works and remember working with you on your book and finding out just how talented you are with the variety of subject matters that you write on. I'm proud as well to call you a friend.

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  7. Wonderful Lines , Loved It 👍
    Keep Writing

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    1. Abhilash thank you new friend for all your support!!!

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  8. Sandra here Susan to say what an awesome poet...Author you are A WONDERFUL mentor to all helping each one achieve their goal your poetry comes from your soul my lovely your only fault i dont think you realise how awesome you are my friend you my dear are POETRY QUEEN with love xxxxxxSandrax

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    1. Oh Sandra thank you so much as I cherish our friendship and over the years the support and love you have shown has truly helped me be who I am today; you built confidence in me and made me feel I was worth it!!!

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  9. Susan writes the "language of the soul", engaged to awaken her readers in her heights and depths. Her writing is described by a literary excellence and authenticity with spiritual tenor. Susan "practices" poetry as a spiritual evolvement and expansion, cultivating, wisdom, compassion, love. Each of her poem is like a spiritual voyage, a path to a greater meaning. In many of her writings in fact you can sense the relationship between the terrestrial and the Divine.

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    1. Hi Anca, my Spiritual-Guide, my ever-lasting friend who's talent is showcased all over the world and in multi-languages, so that those in foreign countries can come to know this Poet who blends lyrical verse with spiritual and her works are Soul-Songs ~ I've always told Anca she's a Visitor not from this world, for she is an Earth Angel and I'm glad she's here to guide me in the right paths of poetic achievement, for through Anca have I grown in all ways to be a better person and writer to make her proud of me as much as I am so proud of this Prolific and Famous Poet!!!! Her works will remind you of the Greats, the two that come to mind are Rumi, the 13th Century Sufi Poet and Pablo Neruda.

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    2. Mythology is missing one divinity: 'The perceiver' I endow you with this title, Anca!.....J

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  10. It's been a great experience to read your poems,dear Susan!They are rich in imagery with a rare felicity of words and intimately communicates with the reader! All the best,my dear fellow poet!

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    1. Thank you Jay; you've always been such a sweetheart and your poems over the years have given me much pleasure and laughter when your humor comes out to play !!!!!

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  11. It's been a great experience to read your poems,dear Susan!They are rich in imagery with a rare felicity of words and intimately communicates with the reader! All the best,my dear fellow poet!

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    1. Jay I think your post came through twice but that's okay................... the MORE the better ... hehehe .... thank you buddy for being an inspiration and support to me over the years. I have enjoyed your poetry as well, you have quite the humor at times and it has made me smile when that's exactly what I needed to do.

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  12. I am sending a second review i love your work i added one earlier today but i wanted to let you know again how much i love and think, your awesome wonderful poet and writer your work is out of this world wonderful and great. You have a quite unique special gift for the written word and i am honored to be your friend.

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    1. Cindy I've always admired your support of other fellow writers; that's what first attracted me and I said to myself, I have to know this girl, I have to meet her, for she's like me, she loves to encourage others and leave feedback. Thank you for all you've done to help me believe in myself.

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  13. I love the layers upon layer of symbolism and the combination of this as well as to the point kinda approach reminds me how I would to write and have others understand the way I go is the only way I can write,thank you for the honour of hearing yr verse and seeing something that really makes me aware of things in a way that I haven't seen it before . Evocative probing depth all these r in yr work .i wish I was a better writer to express how I feel about yr work Susan

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    1. Jeff you are my latest Poetic Hero; I am your newest Fan! You had me at your poem The Crush ... the first poem I read of yours in my Poetry Forum. Truly I was looking at a Great Talent that has been flying under the radar .... don't underestimate yourself!!! You are up there in the sky with the other Stars, you will blink beside them ..... and never fall!!!! Because we all believe in you, now it's your turn to believe in JEFF!!!! Much love, ~ Susan

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  14. Awe... My dear friend and fellow poetess... You have created an enchanting bog and likewise are the poems that you’ve written. You take your readers on a mystical tour using words to transport we humans to another dimension.... The Susan place... The place where her heart illuminates others... Great job! I want to read your book! Awesome...

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    1. Thank you Bonnie; I detect mutual admiration here, for not only do I love you as a friend and a close one at that, but your writing is spellbinding and profound ... displaying a degree of high intelligence that can still drift down to laymen like us and be the Poetic Feathers that float around our hearts as we read through the lines and decipher all the jewels your words have to offer. You are a true treasure and that's a good thing: we are POETRY TREASURE HUNTERS always looking for the next great poem and we halt on the breaks when we see YOUR NAME ..... knowing it's going to be an amulet of word gifts. A true Soul-Nectar Treat.

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  15. This dear friend is a true poet and brilliant writer who moves me with every read of her work. She is inspiring, gracious in her comments to others and always willing to help where and when she can. It has been a pleasure to be her friend.

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    1. Tom, thank you. Any comment coming from you is so special because I am humbled and tongue-twisted in your presence. When someone like you LARGER THAN LIFE pays the slightest attention to an UnKnown like myself, it means a wake up call that you'd better strive to be even better than before because we are constantly learning and teaching each others whether we are aware of it or not. And ohhhh you've taught me more than you will ever know. And each day reading you is a nostalgic reminder of Why I fell in Love with Poetry in the first place, my SONNET MASTER.....

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  16. A woman who brings us into a world of reality and dreams. Every words she writes strikes like a bullet to the soul of the readers. A talented woman ....awesome author!!!

    lovimiamarie

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    1. Thank you so much sweetheart; as you too are a wonderful writer and we have a future project together (your book) and I'm so looking forward to working with you..... so that the rest of the world can fall in love with your words like I have.

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  17. A woman who brings us into a world of reality and dreams. Every words she writes strikes like a bullet to the soul of the readers. A talented woman ....awesome author!!!

    lovimiamarie

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    1. Hey hun, I think this ran through twice but I love hearing what you have to say even the second time around, for there is mutual admiration where we both are concerned. I'm so impressed with YOU as well and I definitely could learn from YOU.

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  18. What can I say about Author Susan Joyner-Stumpf that her poetic writes have not already said? Well, I got a little help from Webster. According to Merriam Webster's Collegiate Dictionary (Eleventh Edition) a poet is defined 1: "one who writes poetry: a maker of verses. 2: one (as a creative artist) of great imaginative and expressive capabilities and special sensitivity to the medium" (Webster, M. 2012. Merriam- Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, Eleventh Edition, Page: 956). What I learned in all of that is; Webster's too intelligent for his own good, because he forgot to add the brilliant Author Susan Joyner Stumpf, defined 3: the hardest working poet across the globe. Pittsburgh Author Renee' Drummond-Brown (Renee's Poems with Wings are Words in Flight).

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  19. Thank you Renee; for your words have struck gold in my heart with their power ... they have entered my cells, my veins, and there they sing because of the strength of your Poetic voice that speaks for all of us, that speaks for those who don't have a voice or may be afraid of their voice, you are there for them and you are there for me to look up to and I do, oh yes, I do!!! And I love you Sister!!!!

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  20. Dear Susan your writing is magnificent. I love your moving and deep poetry that touches me to my core.. you are the most prolific and wondrous writer of all.. these are all just so beautiful and touching!! Keep on writing.. the world needs more beauty in it.. Much Love you Susan!!!! <3

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    1. Thank you so much for your awesome feedback.

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  21. I am sorry Susan i wasn't sure how this worked and didnt include my name the above review was written by Eva Dell :)

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    1. Thank you Eva I appreciate your support and love you !!!!

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  22. To my friend Susan always has been and will be an amazing poetess. God bless you always!

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  23. You are one special rare brilliant talent! Your poetry heals the soul and your magical words are amazingly beautiful! You're a creative true poet in so many ways! I am grateful indeed to have met you on the crossroad of poetry where the nature blooms in a wonderful world of imagery through your words my dearest friend Susan!

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    1. Thank you Eden; you are my favorite Nature poetess and I can't wait to do our Nature Book together.

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  24. Susan is a talented poet and heartfelt activist with a sense of purpose. She has a way with her words that will draw in to her story and relive the magic of imagination.Great job Susan and Congratulations!

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  25. The fortitude of this soul is such that neither cosmic infinity, nor earthly divinity could ever restrain its potent release. A soul which travels through darkness and light unhindered, not an a voyage of discovery, but on a voyage of jubilation and acknowledgement of the forces that be that create being. As she meanders through light and dark, through knowing and unknowing, through episodes of past, through episodes of what is to come, Susan replenishes her soul with the atoms of eternity. The grace of this woman's soul forms colliding particles and atoms of time unknown into waves of undying poetry. That, for me, is Susan. Posted by James Cairns. a kindred soul.

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    1. Wow James I'm blown away by your feedback, hope I'm worthy of such praise ..... you've been a friend and a supporter that I have grown quite fond of; we met with our mutual friend Anca and then you and I's friendship took off from there in another direction. I am blessed totally to have met you !!!!!!

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  26. Jean C Bertrand

    You are an amazing and outstanding writer of the highest caliber Susan. Your ravishing, stylishing images in every single poem, well explained the beauty within. You are a beautiful soul.Congratulations.

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    1. Thank you so much Jean for such kind sentiments.

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  27. Susan, I love the sensitivity, intelligence and imagination of your beautiful words of poetry. You are a talented writer whose words reveal so much insight regarding the human condition. Also you encourage and promote other poets to follow their dreams.

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    1. Thank you Julius, as the admiration is mutual my friend.

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  28. Susan writes poetry that affects your heart, mind and soul. Poems and stories are thoughtful refections from her own life and they exam the world of nature both human and animal. Her graphic art is magical and illustrates her words to perfection. Enjoy reading the great diversity of her words.

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    1. Thank you Ann, I appreciate your friendship, support and kind words.

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  29. Every word that Susan pens is loaded from the heart with intensity and emotion. Not one word is wasted as she paints us a picture or takes us on a journey outside of ourselves. We do not simply Read Susan's work we taste it we feel it and we become it as each word has a heart beat that brings each piece alive.

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    1. Love you Alan; thank you for your kindness, your support, and most of all, your friendship. I'm blessed.

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  30. Susan Joyner Stumpf's Poetry shows her passion of life, spirituality, her love of animals and the Universe. She is multi-talented, Graphic Artist, poet, author, and Editor. She has worked hard in helping other Poets get their careers started. A very "giving" person and Poet who is unstoppable! Barbara Suen

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  31. Susan Joyner Stumpf's Poetry shows her passion of life, spirituality, her love of animals and the Universe. She is multi-talented, Graphic Artist, poet, author, and Editor. She has worked hard in helping other Poets get their careers started. A very "giving" person and Poet who is unstoppable! Barbara Suen

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  32. Barbara, thank you... You are so admired for your work as well. I'm proud to know a Poetess of your caliber ..... you are loved and revered.

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  33. Your poems are like a movie of all genres, the description of feelings, places and relationships is magically written.

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    1. Thank you Poetikaliz I truly appreciate that, as I'm an admirer of you as well.

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  34. What a treasure! Every time I read your work, I am inspired !

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    1. Thank you Joy; so sweet of you ... as I admire you immensely. It means a lot for you to say that. Have a wonderful and safe Holiday!!! Love you bunches

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  35. Poetry straight from the heart. Honored to be among such talent as, Susan Joyner-Stumpf! (Soon to be my publisher!)

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  36. Thank you so much C.J. Rains, I truly appreciate the feedback.

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