poems from abundant sparks and personal archeology

Crissy

Crissy


Sometimes zen exists
on a deserted beach
in a crowded city
where once stood heroes
of the military variety.


Even a place of strife
exists for transformation.
Peace is always possible.
It exists inside the soul.
The reminders are everywhere.
 

This is a throwback poem from a previously published book. I’ll be posting throwbacks every Wednesday.

I wrote this in 2013 while sitting out on Crissy Field in San Francisco beside a large peace sculpture.

Abundant Sparks & Personal Archeology

Abundant Sparks & Personal Archeology

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Series: Poetry Paperbacks, Book 2
Genre: Poetry
Tag: Recommended Books
Publication Year: 2013, 2015
Length: 162 pages
ASIN: B00CPVYH06
ISBN: 1511726660

Abundant Sparks & Personal Archeology combines D.L. Lang's second and third ebooks into one paperback. This poetry collection offers poems spanning the silly to the spiritual. The poems were largely transcribed from notebooks by her husband and soul mate, Timothy Lang. There is a mix of poetry written in 2013 as well as older poems from the author's archives.

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About the Book
Preview on Google Books 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. Abundant Sparks & Personal Archeology combines D.L. Lang’s second and third ebooks into one paperback. This poetry collection offers poems spanning the silly to the spiritual. The poems were largely transcribed from notebooks by her husband and soul mate, Timothy Lang. There is a mix of poetry written in 2013 as well as older poems from the author’s archives. Reviews of the Abundant Sparks ebook: This eclectic collection of about 70 poems from poet D.L. Lang embodies the spirit of American poetry–diverse and without rules. You probably don’t know D.L. Lang; I don’t know her either. Or do I? After reading this outstanding collection of original works, I feel that in a strong sense, I do. I believe you will too, and you’ll find your time reading Abundant Sparks joyfully well spent.” – J.A. Wallace “I found this collection of poetry to be exceptional in its diversity and intensity. The selection of poems gives the reader an excellent feel for this budding star poet’s abilities in writing and observation. The book also shows that the poet has a good feel for her readers, in the order that the poetry was presented. Overall, the best book of poetry that I have read in quite some time.” – North Woods “From deeply (and universally) personal to powerfully observant, Diana Lang is a brilliant poetess. The goosebumps of powerful distillations tune the reader at the book’s beginning with poetry that appears to be the author’s most recent verse. D.L. (Diana) Lang is a name to note and remember. Highly recommended reading.” – Julia Busch “Lang’s facility with language never ceases to astonish me. And she does it again in this new collection. If you want an example, read the first poem, Penguin’s Prayer. A must read.” – Helen C. Page   Thank you to the judges at the 2015 Solano County Fair for awarding “Generation Awake!” with 2nd place in the Published Poetry category! You can read this and other poems from this book by visiting the poetry blog. Excerpt from the foreword:
These are two books that my husband, Tim, helped me compile when I couldn’t. I am grateful for his help. They were originally published as two separate eBooks in 2013. Both sections of this text contain many poems from my archives that I wrote as a teenager in Enid, Oklahoma. Due to the uncertainty about my being able to continue writing at the time of compilation, my aim was to archive everything that I had written thus far, good or bad, polished or raw. I wrote the newer selections of Abundant Sparks between October 2011 and May 2013 while I was still working and living in San Rafael. The newer pieces in Personal Archeology, on the other hand, I created between May 2013 and November 2013 during a time of uncertainty and personal reflection. The title poem examines a handful of my famous relatives, as I am distantly related to the following historical figures: Karl Ludwig Sand, Azeline Hearne, Dicey Langston, Jack Reed. Due to medical restrictions and a lack of inspiration following an injury that left me unable to type without severe pain, I ceased writing for the majority of 2014 until I attended my first open mic that December, which relit my inner poetic flame. I delayed releasing this paperback until 2015, coinciding with the release of Look Ma! No Hands! when dictation software allowed me to write again. This version was re-edited by the author in 2017, primarily because punctuation is the bane of my existence, leaving previous editions with too many errors to be ignored, and my poetry formatting style has since changed to not capitalize first letters of every line.
2013 cover for Abundant Sparks
Personal Archeology
2013 cover for Personal Archeology
  Full list of poems included in this volume: Penguin’s Prayer Mistranslations The Snarkadelic Word Smith Awaits the Penguin Whisperer Color Nature Plowshares Squared Main Street Café Misfortune Cookies Victory Planetary Heartburn Suffering: Now Available In HD Platitudes You Heavenly Earthly Bodies Basherti Despair Casts Its Ballot Silver Winged Predators Perpetually  Cardboard and Freedom The Harder We Fall Ghosts of History The Wall Between Us Fried Shomer Invisible Companions Oh, My Dear Heart I Cry Out Floetry Illusions Of Age If It Bleeds, It Leads Generation Awake! Dawn Remaining Reminders Desires Of Destruction Today The Penguin Poet Pillars Poetitis Clicking Depression’s Delicious Dance Midnight Morning Transient Curse Bulldog Snuster Guide My Ghost Against The Wind All Final Destination Unknown Deux Faux Amies The Fight…For Right Friendship I Fright Flight Gossip Happiness Hard Times How? If You Knew, Tell Me Lazy Lost Friend Insanity Silly Purple Chrome Poem The Ranger We All Shine On Title of the Story The Wish Disasterpiece The Words Bootstraps Substitutes Maximum Simplicity Poet’s Pride Industrial Strength Strife Pavement Studies, Ph.D. Dictatered by MFN Hashtag Penguinface This Side Up Diner of Death Oblivious Pain Street Brother Soul Dance My Promise Laborer’s Prayer The Compromise Wilderness A Divine Anger Enabler of Life Rising Above The Pit Geographic Freedom Soul . Dining With Your Skeleton She Awoke In Heaven Letting In The Light Personal Archeology 21 Breaking Free Too Many Deeds Misaligned Our Creeds Realignment Candles Rekindled Sentimental Anachronisms The Laundry Prophet My Evil Twin Bono Vince Malum Witnessing The World The Ladder Mother’s Road Crissy Defeating Dumbfounded Diffidence Time Is Relative To Love Our Guardian, Our Leader The Mandala Rediscovery Growth Haight Suburbia Contentment Eviction Of Humanity High Priority Lows The Dreamer We Fell Asleep To Dream Anew Infatuation
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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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