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Spotlight: Victoria Puckering

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It's a wonderful day to shine the spotlight on an individual I find highly talented. It is with great pleasure - on the Jimmy Broccoli page and (later to be posted) on jimmybroccoli.com - to share with you the poetry of Victoria Pickering.


I first ran across Victoria's poetry about a year and a half ago. I was first introduced to it while looking for poets and poems to be included in my second anthology, "Encore". I became an immediate fan and reached out to Victoria (Toria) to ask her permission to include her work in the anthology - kindly, she gave me the green light to include her work. She is a brilliant and imaginative poet.


Victoria in her own words:


My name is Victoria Puckering. My poetic name is Toria and the Naked Poet. I write various genres of poetry that are copyrighted to my blog Toria’s Therapy Craft & Poetry @toriatcp.


My poetry has been podcasted on Drystone Radio and in New York. My work has also been published in various anthologies including DPS, Southern Arizona Press, and Wheelsong Poetry.


Here are two poems by Victoria Puckering - and I'm certain you'll enjoy them as much as I do! ______________

I know I’ll be famous when I die


I know I’ll be famous when I die My words will live gracefully on Long after I am gone My reflective contemporary poems Now live on Smashing through the distant past How did my words manage to do that? As I peacefully reside In the furthest darkest corner In the famous Poetry Corner I know How did I manage to do that? Maybe, I won’t be as famous as that In my own minds eye My words will always be wonderfully alive That’s how I know I’ll be famous when I die My ink will never run dry


Toria 20/9/2023

V L Puckering aka Naked Poet2023 ____

Life is Absurd


As I ponder life as a bird Life is absurd I look deeply at myself I find my inner self In the rippling puddle Life is hard to work out I have my inner doubts Reflecting back at my true self —————————————————— Reflecting back at my true self I have my inner doubts Life is hard to work out In the rippling puddle I find my inner self I look deeply at myself Life is absurd As I ponder life as a bird


Toria 21/9/2023

V L Puckering aka Naked Poet2023


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