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Poem: Soul to Soul by Luvleeh Poetiklocks

He shows me his heart without words

and coming from a poet that means the world-

Having your heart beat hold a conversation with the rhythm of love

It’s mesmerizing

Every time I tried to figure out cupid

He had a funny way of sending me on a chase

This time he aimed and took out my heart

This hand grenade heart of mine exploded

Left me with no familiar pieces, so I no longer needed

a reason to figure out what love is

When u have nothing to pull from

You must start again

Rebuild

Learn anew

Try a new way

And it did… it came… in the kiss against my pineal gland.

In the gentle touch of his fingertips against my waist line

He finds beauty in the glitches of my matrix

He makes lines like stretch marks across my belly with slow licks

as though sugar has spilled in my curves

He yearns for my sweetness

I crave him… the same.

I can feel his stare upon me even in absence

I draw closer on his presence

I drown in his luminescence

He is the light I’ve sought in darkness

I never thought I’d make it through this tunnel of despair

I forgotten what pain can be

He heals me.

He fills me.

I can’t control the motion of my emotions

I’m rolling through his passion

I need this high

This fix-

Shoot into my veins

A mix of infatuated lust and unspeakable love

I implode

Overdosed on his

Heart, an arsenal of pleasure

This is what it feels like to penetrate your dreams

And become one with your lover…

Ignite me.

Insight me.

Invite me into this unknown world

Show up willing to teach me what it is to be seen

To breathe… To exist fully

Capture my soul.

My eyes see strength- in how strong you stand to your word

The unspoken poems

The silence I always feared

I welcome now

For the one thing I was always running from was my own truth

The belief that love needs no name

No introduction

No how to instruction

But two hand grenade hearts

A blank canvas

And the art of seduction

The beat of tomorrow without words

A conversation about love

Soul to soul

love annihilated when my chest exploded

love itself is sustainable

It is here, I understand the way he speaks to me…

It is here I understand I can let it all be

In his smile I find peace

Being in love

Is letting go of everything

(c) 2016. Leandrea “Luvleeh Poetiklocks” Hill. All Rights Reserved.

UPDATE NEWS LETTER: What’s Going On With Luvleeh Poetiklocks?

Greetings all,

It has been a long minute since I have posted a new blog considering I’ve been busy as bee here in Charlotte, NC. I’d like to catch you up on where I’ve been and what is to come, so feel free to read on and click links and join me where you can along the way.

First, I relocated to Charlotte, NC from Newburgh, NY in December- the transition was one worth remembering lord knows- cause it took nearly 7 months to finalize everything with my mother’s health. The day before we shipped out my grandmother passed, so it postponed the move a week. Nevertheless, we’re here and things are moving smoothly.

I traveled to Durham,NC, ATL, Savannah, & Decator (GA) about a week after arriving. It was a much needed experience to celebrate my sister’s Masters & my own move. It was nice performing along the way and meeting wonderful people like Ceelo, Tommy Bottoms, Theresa Davis and many more well known poets, producers etc. We (my Spirit siStar Gemynii & I) then went on a retreat to Azule in Jan : New Danger Artist/Activist Retreat— A MUST HAVE EXPERIENCE that occurs almost every 2 months for artists/ writers of all backgrounds.

Below is the pic-story of my travels…

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I found a new place to call home for poetry @ Poor Richard’s Book Shoppe, Charlotte, NC. I had the privilege of being a live visual artist for the March 2nd show. I also had the honor of co-hosting a CIAA event @ Societe where I also performed 2 of my pieces. Prior to these events I met some of QC’s hottest upcoming hip hop artists from the Famlord Ent crew. The Real Wudd aka HollyWudd & Yung FamLord who also hit the stage with me.

COMPLEX painted by Luvleeh Poetiklocks Live March 2nd @ Poor Richard's Book Shoppe

COMPLEX painted by Luvleeh Poetiklocks Live March 2nd @ Poor Richard’s Book Shoppe

Yung FamLord

Yung FamLord

HollyWudd & Zuess(rt)

HollyWudd & Zuess(rt)

Poor Richard's Book Shoppe

Poor Richard’s Book Shoppe

Poet Clint... a new found friend @ PR

Poet Clint… a new found friend @ PR

Tavis Brunson Won my Live Painting @ The Auction

Tavis Brunson Won my Live Painting @ The Auc

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Even greater news, I became a member of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Inc, Beta Omicron Sigma Spr 2013. Eeee-Yip! I love these ladies!

Mom & I ;)

Mom & I ;

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The Spr 13 Beta Omicron Sigma ~Ladies Soror White Center

Youth Symposium 2013

Youth Symposium 2013

My sis Neta and I

My sis Neta and I

My Grandma Pete came out to support

My Grandma Pete came out to support

 

 

 

 

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I later met with a wonderful graphic artist by the name of Antoine Lassiter who created the OFFICIAL LOGOS for Unity Through Poetry ( Spreading Unity Through Poetry).

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In the past few months, I started a new line of EXTREME LINKS, Nerd Rings, & The Touba Faal Collection by Luvleeh Inks & Links.

AVAILABLE ART by Luvleeh Poetiklocks

AVAILABLE ART by Luvleeh Poetiklocks

Touba Faal Collection

Touba Faal Collection Are Ebony Wood Beads from Senegal Wrapped w/ Galvanized Wire

WUDD RING

NERD RINGS ( Formally Word Rings)

Luv Inks Extreme Links

Extreme Links

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ORDER TODAY luvinksnlinks@gmail.com

AVAILABLE ART by Luvleeh Poetiklocks

AVAILABLE ART by Luvleeh Poetiklocks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Which brings us to the current state- I am now working with Yung FamLord on a track with Lil T coming soon 2013. I was asked to be on a track with Dynasty- a poet from upstate NY. Be on the look out for more on that. I traveled back to NY to see family and friends & had the honor of stopping by my RIGHT HAND Bettina Gold Wilkerson “Open Mic in The Valley”. I featured in Silver Spring, MD as a vendor/ poet this past week at the start of April. I have an interview with SUPERINK.

APRIL 26th INTERVIEW WITH SUPERINK

APRIL 26th INTERVIEW WITH SUPERINK

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I am displaying/ selling my jewelry at a local private event for ladies following the first interview. Saturday April 27th, I’m walking in the March For Babies DONATE to SIGMA GAMMA RHO Sorority Inc, Beta Omicron Sigma Chapter It’s never too late! Sunday it’s back in the mix with Abstract Academy Presents Sunday Sound Sensations. This is the wonderful place where UTP has found a new home and where Luvleeh Inks & Links has too – as two of the Sponsors for the event every Sunday! Last, I have another interview with BoutDatLifeRadio.com  Monday, April 29th. I am scheduled to host the first Sunday of @ Sunday Sound Sensation May 5th, for the CASH POT COMPETITION. I am booked as a vendor for Words Of Wisdom Open Mic May 7th.

In other news, Unity Through Poetry is soaring we now have nearly 12 Affiliates over 300 followers on Twitter: @UnityThruPoetry, FB “Spreading Unity Through Poetry & Instagram @UnityThroughPoetry is growing too. The new UTP blog has launched @ http://spreadingutp.wordpress.com. The Ustream.tv and Youtube channels are also expanding as more UTP interviews and links are tagged to promote local and national artists from all genres. The website is coming soon. UTP has been promoting for America’s Next Top Rapper and we’re looking forward to continuing to support the arts.

So, have I been a busy bee or what? This is only the beginning. 4 months into the year and God is truly blessing me. Living this dream… I even paint more in the new year! I’m growing spiritually as well. If you would like to book me for any events either as a visual artist, a visual wearable art- artist( handmade jewelry), a poet, motivational speaker, mentor, workshop facilitator— simply email luvleehpoetiklocks@gmail.com. If you would like to ORDER/PURCHASE any paintings, wearable art, or a book (Sakura: A Luvleeh Experience Volume 1) feel free to email luvinksnlinks@gmail.com. Check out the website: Luvleeh.com. Join me on FB “Luvleeh Inks & Links” or Luvleeh Poetiklocks, Follow me on IG: @RenaeNuru or Twitter @LiloJope ( for poetry etc) OR @LuvInksNLinks ( For arts business). I thank you for reading my Updates News Letter, be on the look out for more to come!

Keep SPREADING UNITY THROUGH POETRY!!!

Sincerely,

Leandrea “Luvleeh Poetiklocks” Hill

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My Bestie Terry

This Post is Dedicated to my Best Friend Terrence Lamont Anderson who transitioned April 3rd, 2013. You will be forever in my heart dear friend. I love you. Thank you for believing in me even when I didn’t see my own light. two-red-tailed-hawks

 

 

Luvleeh Poet of The Week- Barron “The Poet” Davis

Luvleeh Poet of the Week- Barron “The Poet” Davis

The Luvleeh Poet of the Week is Barron Davis also known as The Poet. This Thomasville, NC native, is a modern day storyteller, who now resides in High Point, NC. His poetry is very descriptive; filled with imagery that paints words with strokes of crafted language; yet is written for the common man. He calls himself the people’s poet; which is also the title to one of his poems.

The following is an exclusive interview I conducted with him late on Oct 7th, 2010. He greeted the conversation with a humbling hello; slightly shy to receive my questions as he’s more of a private type of guy.

Luvleeh Poetiklocks: Greetings and welcome to Poetik Rendevous’s Exclusive Interview with Luvleeh Poetiklocks. Thank you for joining me. How are you on this late night?

The Poet: I’m doing well. Thanks for having me it’s an honor. I’m honored man, yes honored.

 

LP: I am going to jump right on in as I always do- and ask the question all the ladies want to know are you single?

The Poet: Ah …yes and no…. yes, in the sense that technically yes I am single. No, because I have something in the works. Hint hint, wink wink.

 

LP: {{ Giggle}} Well, now that that’s out the way. Hint hint, wink wink. So, when did you first start writing, in general, poetry and prose, or even music?

The Poet: Well, my passion for writing has always been there; ever since I was able to write. I remember …reading Cat in the Hat– Dr. Suess books and being inspired by it. I remember, I used rhymes with the fat pencil, barely being able to write my name, but still trying to write ridiculous words that rhyme. My passion for poetry really sparked when I was …in junior high school. I had to do a book report on Langston Hughes. I researched him and his work…I remember being inspired by him and Edgar Allen Poe.  It was truly interesting and inspired me to write poetry.

 

LP:  What’s your muse? Where is your favorite place to write?

The Poet: Well, I’m glad you asked me that. My muse is life in general.  Life is my canvas. I take different experiences from life in general whether it’s pain; joy; or just …observant of life. Life inspires me to write; things that happen in life. My favorite place to go to write is not too far from my home. It’s a place that reeks of decay; of a prosperity that once was; now it’s like a vacant graveyard. I go to this place and sit on the stoop. Beyond this place are railroad tracks where you can see the sun set and horizon very clearly. It’s so desolate. …Nobody’s out there. So, I go to this place, sometimes not even to write, just think. When I go there to write, my thought process just clicks; I’m inspired immediately. When I have writer’s block, my words just flow.

 

LP: I love how you describe blight versus beauty; blight being disarray; beauty being in its right form and time. It reminds me of a course I took in grad school. We had to go around and find a comparison where on one side of the street is blight and the other is beauty. Your writing place is a blight and beauty place.

The Poet: I go to this place and I can hear the echoes of former prosperity. It was once grand. You know … people used to work there. Now it is a vacant tomb.

He went to further describe “off the record” this place and I must say the descriptive details within this private location truly do capture the ambiance of a writer’s special place. He often writes of this place in his poetry. It reflects some of the things he desires in life; the prosperity within the history of this place.

Back to the interview:

LP: You’ve given me a lot of insight to your form/ style. What are some of your favorite poems? Why?

The Poet: I love all my work equally; I treat all my poetry like children. However- I will choice “Pierce My Heart” because of the imagery; certain emotions and the place I was in at the time. Also, “Lady Lynise” because of the imagery and what it’s about… it’s personal.

 

LP: So, are you planning to write a book of poetry in the upcoming year? Or venture into spoken word?

The Poet: Yes, I do aspire to write a book. {laughing} as well as go out to more venues.

 

LP: What do you aspire to achieve through your poetry?

The Poet:  I already feel fulfilled. I feel like I’ve set out to do what I’ve done – because… I set out to inspire people. I write poetry for the people. I write poetry that people can relate to, even if one person reads it and gets it. If they can say “I can relate to what this dude is trying to say. I went through this… this same {thing}”. Then that’s good. My job is done. I don’t aspire to be this big guy in cafés, or Poet Laureate of the United States …reciting something he wrote in front of the President. I don’t aspire for that, not that I’m not a dreamer. I’m a huge dreamer but… my poetry is for the people. It’s for the person who doesn’t dream. It’s for the person who feels hopeless; for the person who feels like they aren’t {good enough}, like “why am I here?” That’s who I write for.  I write to motivate people, I write something that people can relate to. I know I’ve said it a million times. So, I feel like my goal is already accomplished.

 

LP: Do you have any other talents besides writing?

The Poet: Music. I feel song writing is another passion of mine; second to poetry as well as playing the guitar.

LP: Is there anything special you would like to share with those who read this interview?

The Poet: I want to be to people, what music was to me, when I couldn’t talk to people.  I want to be able to reach their soul. Also… Never stop dreaming. I would like to also acknowledge The Slayer, you encourage us all.

 

LP: Thank you The Poet for joining me. I look forward to seeing more of your work and accomplishments in the future.  That concludes our exclusive interview with Barron The Poet by Luvleeh Poetiklocks.  Remember to always keep the Unity Through Poetry flowing. Peace Love and Poetik Enlightenment.

Upon completing the interview, I found myself scrolling through much more of the poetry written by Barron The Poet. I find that many people are able to relate to his works, as he mentioned. Through his poetry, he speaks of life in a way that gives longevity to a moment; yet these ever lasting memories are forged into our minds with such eloquent vernacular; that all those who read his work will be inspired. I too have had the privilege to collaborate with this artist. Please see “Falling Back” within my FB notes and be sure to add him on Facebook as well. He can be found under Barron The Poet Davis.

This concludes my Luvleeh Poet of the Week-/ Exclusive Interview with  Barron The Poet.


Be sure to follow up on future reports of Luvleeh Poet of the Week’s and Exclusive Interviews. Who will be next? Will it be you?

Spreading Unity Through Poetry

Peace Love and Poetik Enlightenment

Leandrea “Luvleeh Poetiklocks” Hill

 

Flowers and Their Symbolism

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education, feminine beauty, sexuality, principle & love.”
Greetings,
I want to welcome all the newest members of this group{ A Luvleeh Poetiklocks Experience (Supporters) on FB}. I am honored that ppl would come together and be apart of this blissful journey towards poetic unity. *Unity Through Poetry* as well as support my works, be it poetry, jewelry, paintings etc…{{{See Notes &  Luvleeh Doodles in my photo albums on FB Request me Luvleeh Poetiklocks on FB}}}
My book’s title is Sakura: A Luvleeh Experience Volume 1 & 2 . I chose this title because many of my writes encompass those vary things which symbolize a cherry blossom.  This being said, I want to share the next Luvleeh Writing Experience with you all.
I enjoy symbolism in my writes as well as crafty metaphors etc…Imagery is very important to me~
“For as artist we paint with our minds; and the words became strokes across the canvas of our notebooks…” Luvleeh Poetiklocks
So, I have created a simple writing experience that you can try, especially new writers who have joined the group.
Flowers and Their Symbolism: Writing Experience #2
Here you will find the actual topic discussion.
If you do not wish to participate but are looking to use more concrete “floral” images in your works beyond the cliched “Rose”… see the following link.
Continue drafting your writes into expressive paintings.
Keeping Unity Through Poetry
Peace Love and Poetik Enlightenment
Luvleeh Poetiklocks

Poetry Contest Winner

“…Can’t find safety in our homes
Cause the streets some days feel safer
Cause the gunshots make their rounds clearer
As you get closer to the fighters
‘Til you see who holds the trigger
Small hand, Small faces, sh- it’s someone’s little brother
All works together cause black on black
Done spread to black on other…”
“Gun Shots Pt 1”- Sakura: A Luvleeh Experience Vol 1
~Leandrea “Luvleeh Poetiklocks” Hill
Greetings Supporters,
It has been quite a while since I’ve been able to connect. I am pleased to be “back online”- I am beyond thrilled that the group is continuously growing. We are at 300 members and growing strong. Unity Through Poetry is touching the lives of artists and supporters every where.
Continue plugging your links for your works/ music/ writing tips /videos and more. Also please share this group with others.
I want to thank all of you who have pushed U.T.P. by supporting your fellow artists… I will posting some new pics in the near future of my poetry winning 😉 books received and more.
I am pleased to announce I am August’s 1st Place Winner through Jodi’s Artistic Joint’s Poetry Contest for my poem “Illuminated Reflections”:
See My Winnings for proof!!! More pics will be added later. Be sure to join Jodi’s group. I am honored to share the word that Joanna OrJustplain Jodi is truly creating a platform for artists to express themselves creatively & win *fabulous prizes* through her poetry contests. I will be posting more info through my group page as she hosts these contests monthly! Will you be the next Jodi’s Artistic Joint’s Winner???Check out her page for more info!!!
See my Notes  on FB {{Search Luvleeh Poetiklocks and add me}}} for the actual poem.
If you are not on my friends list you must request an add.
Again, this blog represents those that support both my work and Unity Through Poetry. Continue to reach out and let your voice be heard as I do daily.
Create your bliss and watch it grow….
Peace Love and Poetik Enlightenment,
Luvleeh Poetiklocks