Your going is like the dying of a star.
You were here blazing, glorious.
Now that you are gone darkness descends
slowly, with each beat of my heart.
Left bereft, I'm alone with no one to hear.
Loneliness tiptoes in and gloats.
Bio: Peggy Zuleika Lynch is a poet, author, and lecturer in
her state of Texas. She received a Bachelor of Science degree from the
University of Texas and MFA from SMU. Her poems have been published in
the United States, Italy, India, Canada, and Africa. She has read and
lectured in the United States, France, Italy, Switzerland, Canada, and
Puerto Rico. The Paris American Academy in France named her Poet Laureate
and Permanent Poet-in-Residence. She has been honored with three Pushcart
Prize nominations. Her achievements include honors from the World
Congress of Poets, the Houston Poetry Fest Literary Arts Award, the
Poetry Society of Texas Hilton Ross Greer Outstanding Service Award and
the Stephen Gill International Peace Award for Poetry. In 1983 she and
her husband, Major General Edmund C. Lynch CO-founded Poetry In The Arts,
Inc. promoting poetry, music and art. Often requested to write poetry
book reviews, forwards and book jacket endorsements, she includes many in
her Poetry In The Arts' Internet Newsletter Section called Peeking
at Books on the Shelf.
Lynch has authored 8 books of poetry, co-authored 6
additional poetry books and CO-edited 15 anthologies, among them
From Hide and Horn. She is listed in the Vista Who's Who of
North American Poets and Who's Who: Autobiographical Sketches of Poets,
Writers and Publishers, Write Now Books.
Contact Peggy at email@example.com