If We Forget…

“…if you stop loving me little by little
I shall stop loving you little by little.”
~ Pablo Neruda


you forget
me, all things
inside you will collapse,

I forget
you, my whole
being will lose meaning,

our hearts
forget our love,
you and I will




the wee notes…
– linked to the Imaginary Garden with Real Toads.
– Rommy Cortez-Driks is giving away a copy of her new collection of short stories, The Trouble with Wanting, and Other Not-Quite Faerie Tales, click the link to enter the giveaway. If (like me) you can’t wait, get it here or here.


The Birth of Your Art

What’s your artistic poison? I’m addicted to words. If I could have married them, I would have been Mrs. Letters for years. My affair with fiction was inspired by Gabriel García Márquez’s “A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings” and “The Decapitated Chicken”, by Horacio Quiroga. I read those short stories and I knew I would never be able to live without words and tales and books… and people who find joy in the same.

My poetry love came much later. I found it within the pages of Pablo Neruda’s Memoirs. Through his words, my Muse was convinced that poetry was more than the rhyming monster I had feared for so many years.

Pain and frustration also made me want to write stories and poems. Fiction touches life in ways reality can only dream of; and poetry digs just as deep, with fewer words.

So I fell in love with storytelling and poetry through the works of three writers, what inspired your art in the beginning? Base your first NaPoWriMo with Magaly Guerrero 2015 poem on the first work of art (written, sculpted, cooked, grown in your yard…) that inspired your creative addiction.

Please leave a link to your poem, as a comment. Include the title of your entry and the direct link of your post, for example: “The Birth of Your Art”: https://magalyguerrero.com/the-birth-of-your-art/. Then go ahead and visit other Wicked Darling poets.

A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings