“The Bittersweet” by Barbara Harris Leonhard

I created this video poem with the help of Ken Gierke (rivrvlogr.com), who edited it. It’s published on MasticadoresUSA.

MasticadoresUsa // Editor: Barbara Leonhard

Dancing in midair

in delirium

without falling.

What holds me –

A leaf on a tiny thread

of a spider’s weaving?

Am I suspended

by my dizzying

uncertainty and fear?

Or is it

a divine umbilical beam

spinning me

in wild joy?

Is it both – the tether

of dubiety and divinity?

I cling

to the fluttering hope

of a spider’s grace.

YouTube Video: by Barbara Leonhard. Edited by Ken Gierke (rivrvlogr.com)
Featured Image: by Foto Reith, Pixabay

Barbara is author of Three-Penny Memories: A Poetic Memoir (EIF- Experiments in Fiction, 2022). A poem from this collection was nominated for a Pushcart Prize in 2022. Also, on Spillwords, Barbara was voted Author of the Month of October 2021, nominated Author of the Year for 2021, and recognized as a Spillwords Socialite of the Year in 2021. In November 2022, she became Editor for MasticadoresUSA. Barbara enjoys bringing writers together…

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