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Poetry Editorial

By Melonie Cannon

When a garden gets buried under white snow, the seeds seem to lie dormant. But if you look inside of them, a powerful life-force is brewing. So, Segullah’s poetry might have seemed quiet for the last couple of years, but we are back – bursting with new growth, new staff, and new poems for you to enjoy. Welcome to our Segullah Poetry 2024, this issue is propagated by our staff with thirteen thought-provoking poems spanning a range of topics. For hundreds of years, people have tried to define poetry – its emotions, rhythms, structure, and syntax. However, I think Emily Dickinson’s definition is best: “If I feel physically as if the top of my head were taken off, I know that it is poetry.” Maybe read these with your hands on your head.

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About Melonie Cannon

Melonie has surrounded herself with beautiful words for as long as she can remember. This led her to find a home with Segullah after writing an essay published in the May 2006 Segullah issue. She was invited to join the staff and has been a part of Segullah in various capacities since, including being the creator of the “Words Fall In” podcast.  She received her M.Ed from the University of Utah and was a certified Secondary English teacher before becoming a Mom of four. Over the years, her focus has been on natural healing modalities and becoming a sacred sound healing practitioner with a focus on the drum, rhythm, voice, and vibration. She is finishing her PH.D. in theology and metaphysics to further these studies and help women to connect to the divine within themselves.

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