The Poetry Gallery contains lyrical poems, sonnets, songs, and villanelles by American poet Dorothea Barth.
My poetic inspiration comes from nature, the realms of fantasy, music, and matters of the heart. Occasionally, if I have an image that relates well to a particular poem, I have included it, but for the most part I prefer that the words are the messenger.
This website has recently been redesigned to make it easier to explore. Each poem is now linked to its own page and grouped by theme. Where a poem fits several categories, there may be some overlap. Sonnets and Villanelles are grouped separately regardless of theme.
Please contact the author if interested in publishing or licensing a poem by Dorothea Barth.
Breaking News....For the fourth consecutive year, Dorothea Barth's poetry has been excerpted for the Faeryland Calendar, published by Palazzo Editions and available through Barnes & Noble:
Will you Fly Back Perchance? was excerpted in the 2014 Faeryland Calendar.
Of the Earth appeared in the 2013 Faeryland Calendar.
Mortal to Mermaid was excerpted in the 2012 Faeryland Calendar.
Broken Wing appeared in the 2011 Faeryland Calendar
POEM FOR MY MOTHER
FAIRY, FANTASY, MYTHOLOGY, ENCHANTMENT
The Gathering - completed 12/13/2012
Life Beneath - completed 11/23/2012
Will You Fly Back Perchance? - completed 11/9/2012
Faeries of the Chaparral - completed 11/9/2012
MUSIC AND DANCE
TRAVEL AND MAGIC PLACES
Posted below are sonnets in the Elizabethan style. Two of Dorothea Barth's sonnets (Asilomar and Rosewood to Redwood) were published in the 2010 issue of Yale University's SAGE Magazine.
Please contact the author if interested in publishing or licensing a sonnet by Dorothea Barth.
Posted below three villanelles. Please contact the author if interested in publishing or licensing a villanelle by Dorothea Barth.