February 15, 2013

EVENT: Tonya Marie Features at Writers Wordshop, Midtown Scholars Bookstore 2/15th

Posted in event, poetry tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 1:51 pm by TME

TonyaperformsinredI have the privilege of reconnecting with a great supporter of my poetry “in the early years”, Nathaniel Gadsden, and performing as the featured poet for tonight’s Annual Writers Wordshop Black History Month celebration.

Nathaniel Gadsden’s Writers Wordshop and Jump Street, Inc. presents Annual Writers Wordshop Black History Month celebration at the Mid-Town Scholar Bookstore, 1302 N. 3rd Street, Harrisburg, PA 17102 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. 

The program will feature great poetic voices such as Lynn Blackstone, Richard James, Jon Chambers, Nathaniel Gadsden, and many more. Other featured Poets for the evening are Dr. Maurice Henderson and Friends from Philadelphia, PA. There will be music and an open mic.

Seating is “cozy” and the event is “timely” so arrive early. My books will be available for sale.

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Pastor Gadsden, a wonderful poet in his own right, hosts Cafe Word every Friday evening, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Café Word features an open poetry reading, writing tips, publishing opportunities, and featured authors. Café Word is free.”

More information about Nathaniel Gadsden’s Writers Wordshop

September 30, 2012

Air Flows, Lilies Dance ~ a haiku by Tonya Marie

Posted in haiku, micropoetry, poetry tagged , , , at 1:57 pm by TME

air flows, lilies dance

Windows wide open

as the crisp fall air flows thru

lilies dance in breeze

© 2012 TME

September 2, 2012

“Heaven Known” … six words

Posted in micropoetry, poetry, Uncategorized tagged , , , , at 7:10 pm by TME

mind blown / primal moan / heaven known

2012 tme

August 27, 2012

A micro-collection of micropoetry … just six words (and a word to the scribes)

Posted in micropoetry, poetry tagged , , at 12:12 pm by TME

In  last night’s [this morning’s?] twilight moments my creative self was very busy doing what she does … she used the space created by a still mind to stoke the linguistic fire usually reserved for my heart.

I almost convinced myself I was too tired to get up and record the musings swirling about. But having been burned by the “oh, I’m suuuuure I’ll remember this when I wake up” before, I decided to rise and let my linguistic fire shine. I’m sure you poets and scribes out there understand! Don’t put off until tomorrow what you can write today. Because the divine gift of words is like the bee in search of the flower that is ready and willing to open to receive.

Here are a few of the gifts I chose to receive.

Peace & Poetry,

Tonya Marie


love is not defined by timelines

[8/27/2012 tme]


we’re not on vacation, we’re home

[8/27/2012 tme]

“the perfect gift”

unwrap me slowly, save the bow

[8/27/2012 tme]

August 21, 2012

“Born to shine” a birthday haiku

Posted in haiku, poetry tagged , , at 8:46 am by TME

one more candle burns /

bright as the light of my soul /

i was born to shine

© 2012 tonya marie 8/21

June 25, 2012

Poetic “six words” tidbit for the day …

Posted in poetry tagged , , , , at 11:28 am by TME


Love/More … Fear/Less … Be/Now

~ tonya marie evans ~

March 16, 2011

Micropoetry Saves My Life

Posted in poetry tagged , , , at 3:04 am by TME

So in the infamous words of Rakim … “it’s been a long time, I shouldn’ta left you…”. But yesterday’s story is gone, tomorrow is yet to unfold (and isn’t promised) so all I have is today, this time, this moment.

Thanks to a very dear friend, Vince L. Wilson a/k/a my Twin and THE Haiku King-of-the-Universe (@InVinceWil … you MUST follow), in this moment I am led to return to my love of the written and spoken word in the form of form poetry. Micropoetry to be exact.

So every now and again I’ll share some of my latest poetic tidbits and also reach back into my poetry vault (aka my poetry journal [not my BlackBerry]… yeah, it’s old school, so sue me!) and share some blasts from the past.

Tonight, I was led to finish a haiku in need of a few more syllables. And here is it:

Recipe for life

Open your heart, and add love

Then season to taste

~ © 2011 Tonya Marie Evans

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