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Visions

I recited this poem, “Visions,” at the 10.10.17 Vallejo City Council meeting where I was officially proclaimed and appointed the 2017-2019 Vallejo Poet Laureate.

Visions by D.L. Lang

No photo can quite capture

this moment’s true beauty,

for moments, like all people,

were meant to be free.

 

Words,

they fail to pinpoint

just what this place means to me,

for words are but stardust

in this universe full of dreams.

 

How wonderful to have landed

in this corner of the earth,

where the streets are lined

with stories of history and rebirth.

 

To your visions

of our metropolis

to what she was, is,

and can still be,

 

Vallejo,

I am grateful

to be a voice among thee,

for together we form a chorus,

praising our beautiful city.

You can view the video here: youtu.be/Ro30pT_7X_0

Resting on my Laurels

Resting on my Laurels

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Series: Poetry Paperbacks, Book 10
Genre: Poetry
Publication Year: 2018
Length: 130 pages / 86 poems
ASIN: 1983939773
ISBN: 9781983939778

Resting on my Laurels contains poetry written, performed, and published during D.L. Lang's tenure as the 2nd Poet Laureate of Vallejo in addition to other never before seen poems.

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About the Book
Resting on my Laurels contains 86 poems including many written, performed, and published during D.L. Lang’s tenure as the 2nd Poet Laureate of Vallejo. It contains such favorites as “Ancestral Honor”, “Millennium Vision”, “Use Elevator to Exit Reality”, “Train Whistle Polka”, “Benicia Bound”, “Love Poetry Capital Blockade”, “Visions,” “Vallejo, California,” “Elegant Stag,” “Little Watercraft,” “Listen!” and many, many more written and performed in 2017-2018. Read poetry posted on the blog from Resting on my Laurels. Local bookstores and libraries often provide venues for poets and local authors, and many of them have invited me to read over the years, so when possible, please shop local! Any bookstore should be able to special order it for you using the ISBN, so please utilize your local independent bookshop. List Price: $9.99 5.06″ x 7.81″ (12.852 x 19.837 cm) Black & White on White paper 130 pages ISBN-13: 978-1983939778 ISBN-10: 1983939773 BISAC: Poetry / Women Authors   Smashwords ISBN: 9780463718933 Smashwords makes ebooks compatible with all major e-reading devices in .mobi, .epub, .pdf, .lrf, .pdb, and plain text formats. The ebook is also available through Apple Books, Barnes & Noble, Scribd, Kobo, and Kindle. Also available to libraries through OverDrive, Baker & Taylor Axis 360, Tolino, Gardners (Askews & Holts and Browns Books for Students), Bibliotheca CloudLibrary, Odilo and Califa’s Enki.     Complete list of poems included in this volume: Rebel Verse Know Hey, Daydreamer Mandatory Vacation Dust Storms May Exist Woody Living Lyrics Orion Taking a Trip on the Mother Road A New Day Stars What’s in a Hat? For My Favorite Hobo Resting on my Laurels To My Favorite Protest Singer Wandering Stars Offerings Buried Treasure Disarmed Terms of Endearment Reunion How Here This Isn’t Rays of Hope Afflatus Read the Signs Mind Blown Dancing A Single Heart Bibliophile There is Always Good News Solidarity Salutes Metaphor Clear-headed Underwater Back Catalogue Upward Spirals Why D.L.? That which the Realtor cannot Itemize To the Tenth Generation My Soul’s Citizenship The Storm Shall Pass The Missing The Lottery of Birth I’m Tired of Waking Up in 1933! Why??? In These Times The Time Has Come Xennial Luddite Occupational Hazards Fascinations Firestorm Secondary Sorrows Inevitably of Existence Performance Anxiety It Ain’t What it Seems Highway Snobbery In Times of Action What 3 Words? Delayed Response State of the Poet Pain Relief Fame The Gallows of Public Opinion The River Beliefs Visions Vallejo, California Charlottesville Ancestral Honor Millennium Vision Unbound Little Watercraft Dreaming of Better Days Elegant Stag Players Ignite Listen! What A Gift You Have Given Me! Use Elevator to Exit Reality Wrapping It Up For Newman Train Whistle Polka Love Poetry Capital Blockade Benicia Bound Libraries Ignite Universes
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About the Author
D.L. Lang

D.L. Lang is a contemporary American poet and spoken word artist. The author of over a dozen poetry books, Lang has been writing poetry for over 25 years. She has performed her poetry on stage hundreds of times at protest rallies, county fairs, literary festivals, open mics, poetry circles, bookstores, libraries, and live radio broadcasts.

From 2017 to 2019 she served as Vallejo, California's Poet Laureate. Her poems have been awarded with numerous county fair ribbons, transformed into songs, used as liturgy for prayer, and to advocate for peace, justice, and a better world.

The scribe of over 1,200 poems from haiku to free verse to masterful rhyme, covering a wide variety of topics, D.L. Lang has poetry that's sure to delight. Lang dabbles in both gritty realism and surrealistic wordplay, sorrowful elegy and uplifting affirmations. Her poetry is a mixture of topical political commentary, religious devotional meditations, and poetic autobiographical memoir. Her words take you on journeys deep into nature, memory, spirituality, and the whisperings of the heart.

She is the author of Tea & Sprockets, Abundant Sparks & Personal Archeology, Look Ma! No Hands!, Poet Loiterer, Id Biscuits, Barefoot in the Sanctuary, Armor Against The Dawn, Dragonfly Tomorrows & Dog-eared Yesterdays, Resting on My Laurels, The Cafe of Dreams, Midnight Strike, and This Festival of Dreams. She has also released a chapbook compilation entitled Wanderings, a Jewish poetry compilation entitled Paradise Collectors, and her debut spoken word album entitled Happy Accidents, and is the editor of Voices, Verses & Visions of Vallejo.

Her poetry has also been published in the Benicia Herald, Poets Are Heroes Magazine, ReformJudaism.org, Poetry Expressed, Frost Meadow Review, and the Jewish Journal of Los Angeles. Her poetry has been anthologized in A Poet’s Siddur (Ain’t Got No Press, 2017), Light & Shadow (Benicia Literary Arts, 2018), Marin Poetry Center Anthology, Vol. 21 (2018), and Verses, Voices & Visions of Vallejo (2019).

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Hi! Enjoying what you’re reading? Please consider buying a book, or using the donation button on the sidebar. Poets aren’t always compensated for our performances and efforts, and doing so would help out greatly and ensure this website stays around for years to come.
All of my gigs have been cancelled until further notice. Please stay safe everyone. If you would like to support me at this time, please consider buying one of my books from your favorite online retailer.

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