Poet Showcase: Hannah Gosselin

Name: Hannah Gosselin
Maine, USA

Blog: Metaphors and Smiles

How do you know Cara? Cara and I have crossed paths in the poem-ing magic of Poetic Asides @ The Writer’s Digest blog and more recently we’ve met up in the NaHaiWriMo (National Haiku Writing Month), on a facebook page.

How long have you been writing poetry? I’ve been writing poetry almost perpetually since April 2009 and I dabbled in it as a child writing cards and in high school, too.

What kind of poetry do you write? I enjoy writing of nature and I like to bring in elements of spirituality. 🙂

Please share a poem:

Recently offered @ the PAD challenge:


Slow-stolen morning moments,

swindled before the creeping sun,

some early time spent climbing,

scaling the paleness of my skin.

Dredging with a bottom-net

I set about to word gather,

rather I should find creepers;

green verbs mixed amid growth.

Drawing my attention instead

a spider moves along smoothly

lilting, long-legged on length of wall,

stalling, stringing out fine silk

it finds gumption and plunges

easily to vacant, wide-open spaces.

In a free fall, faith binding

riding it out, hoping for a bottom,

trusting that thread won’t wear

or come to an end before its destination.

My heart is hesitant and needy,

hungry for this kind of strength.

When I feel the farthest from myself

from my source that I should be ready,

willing to bungee jump into the abyss

permit the search to go deeper,

descend on His design

looking for the “something inside.”

© Hannah Gosselin and Metaphors and Smiles, 2012.

Thank you, Cara, for this gracious sharing in your poetic life!! Smiles to everyone!