Thirsting Fangs (poem)~


i am amazed at how bright

the moon’s rays are tonight,

yet it’s the shadows the moon casts

that call out my name


the chill in the air feels haunting

yet exciting

the contrasts are stark

the shadows…inviting


in the illumination of the lunar glow

the darkness seems to scream

louder, LOUDER

keeping me entranced


i see things i don’t know are real

will they take me as their hostage

will the darkness hold me as i lust for the light

will the night plunge its thirsting fangs

into the exposed flesh of my neck


oh my

it’s amazing how bright

the moon is tonight


©Linda Neckel White


My Teacher (poem)~


you said you’d never teach anyone

to cook again or spit poetry


you said the student out learns

                            the master

each generation grander

expectations higher than the one before it


but i beg you to continue

              to be my teacher

you add grandeur to my level life

inject wisdom into stagnant veins


you are my leader

feeder of my hopes and dreams

handing over the reigns when i am ready


you steady my breathing

steady my beating heart

you are the sea breeze under limp sails


you are the nail that holds my vision

neatly framed and matted


so please don’t stop teaching

i need you

I need to learn the lessons

so we can lead another generation to greatness


you are the sweetness

in the spring air

(for Maude Ena Headlam, aka Mummy, my teacher)

©Linda Neckel White 

Cheers (poem)~

here's to you


here’s to all the lonely days

when memory’s footsteps echo loudly

in the hollow cavity that once housed my heart

ah, the quietude, illusive at times, always divine

I savor those lonely days

so here’s to you, sweet silence you

sweet, sweet solitude

why must you try so hard to elude

©Linda Neckel White

If I Could (poem excerpt)

hum to the rhythm(Excerpt from if I could)~If I could, I would fill each day, in each life, with the Spirit. You know the Spirit I’m talking about…That Spirit our earthly vocabulary has no words to describe. The kind that quickens your heart, right from the very start. The Spirit that stirs down deep inside your very core and spews out like molten lava. The kind that causes every hair on the surface of your body to stand at attention!! You know the Spirit I’m talkin’ about…the kind that makes you smile that smile you smile. Yah…The kind of Spirit that makes you hum when there is no music, just the rhythm of your own sweet soul. Yahhh…you know what I’m talkin’ about.                      

©linda neckel white


Lackadaisical (poem)~


its movement is far from intentional

more lackadaisical…fluid


as if in denial of the spiral

the downward force

that fastens us to the source   ~~>follow the autumn breeze~~>

Butterflies On Our Shoulders (poem)~

Copy of april 2011 098

i feel butterfly toes on my shoulders

where i have a mole that sprouted legs

and walked away


they say nature is everywhere

particularly where only the goddesses breathe ~~>Follow the Butterflies~~>