Victoria Twomey

The Sharing Circle

I can say I walked a while with you
and dreamed within your dream-
that you welcomed in my heart
like a wounded gypsy at your door

Yes, I can say you fed me as if I were a sacred part of you,
once lost and left behind

Companions on this tangled road,
you played your secret violins for me
and I, my skittering flute for you

Around the fire of the sharing circle,
we sang old and buried words for the first time
letting them rise to freedom with the ashes

How can I forget you
when I have known that budding part we shared-
full of courage
full of hope
longing to blossom in the Spring

Victoria Twomey is the author of several chapbooks, including Autumn Music Box and The Feminine Voice. She has appeared as a featured poet at various venues around Long Island including “First Fridays” at the Heckscher Museum of Art, The Poetry Barn, Barnes & Noble, The Pisces Cafe, Borders Books and local radio. Her poems have been published in several anthologies, in newspapers and on the Web, including poetrybay.com, For Better or For Worse (PoetWorks Press), Haiku One Breaths (Allbook Books), Long Island Sounds 2005 (and 2006) (North Sea Poetry Scene Press), PPA Literary Review, the Northport Observer, The Long Island Quarterly and the North Shore Woman’s Newspaper.