Dragonfly Tomorrows and Dog-eared Yesterdays

Parallels

Parallels


We're all drunk on stories.

A romanticized past
passed down
from legend to novice.

Cosmic conversations
of conscious comrades
creating converts.

Remembering, recreating,
reconstituting the ingredients
of magic histories
of some past beatnik bohemia
that we wish we'd lived.

Blurring these 
with memories
of the heights we've reached.

Creating new mythologies
blended with our dreams,
searching for alignment.

We are left awestruck
upon arrival.


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

Inspired by hanging around the vibrant Vallejo art scene.

Dragonfly Tomorrows & Dog-eared Yesterdays

Dragonfly Tomorrows & Dog-eared Yesterdays

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Series: Poetry Paperbacks, Book 9
Genre: Poetry
Tag: Recommended Books
ASIN: 1548437727
ISBN: 9781548437725

Dragonfly Tomorrows & Dog-eared Yesterdays is D.L. Lang's 9th poetry collection. It is comprised of over 100 pages of inspirational, personal, fictional, and political poetry.

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Dragonfly Tomorrows & Dog-eared Yesterdays is D.L. Lang’s 9th poetry collection. It is comprised of over 100 pages of inspirational, personal, fictional, and political poetry. Smashwords e-book edition: 9780463169421 Smashwords makes ebooks compatible with all major e-reading devices in .mobi, .epub, .pdf, .lrf, .pdb, and plain text formats. The ebook will also soon be available through Apple Books, Barnes & Noble, Scribd, and Kobo. 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 Read all of the poems posted on the blog from Dragonfly Tomorrows & Dog-eared Yesterdays. A huge thanks to local photographer, Jessica Brown, who shot the cover image for this book!  
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"Author D.L. Lang's masterful "Dragonfly Tomorrows and Dog-eared Yesterdays" proves just exactly why the talented Author has been crowned poet laureate of California state in the city of Vallejo, leaving us in complete awe with some of the most immaculate verses and compassionate words! An ingenious visionary and virtuous human moral-compass, Lang makes writing poetry seem effortless, hypnotizing us with fantasy-like analogies that cleverly unravel meaningful and philosophical multi-layered themes. Each theme underlines and mirrors many different colors and faces of life and humanity. Author D.L. Lang's lovely portraits of inspiration captivate us with beautiful, provoking portrayals of art that appear to symbolize strengths such as ambition, creation and imagination, yet and still, her picturesque illustrations don't shy her away from exposing her core, jagged, blunt truth one bit. This ironic combination or blend of visual beauty, art and graphics is even more compelling when interwoven with personal, societal and collective humanistic ideas and theories near to the Author's heart."
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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