Strength In Nurturing

What keeps us from taking that first step?
How does a child know when he is ready to walk?
How does a heart know when it is ready to love?
How does a soul know when it is ready to live?

Strength in nurturing

Is there a threshold?
Is there a common foundation?
Is there a safe haven?
Is there a sense of peace?

Strength in nurturing

Of the walk, it’s about nurturing.
Of the foundation, it’s about nurturing.
Of the peace, it’s about nurturing.

Strength in being and finding our place is about the nurturing.

Celestine McMullen Allen


  1. Patrick Gillespie

    //Any ideas as to how I can get more exposure for my blog?//

    The only advice I have is similar to what I posted. You’ve got to figure out what people want to read. I think very few readers come to my blog looking for my poetry – and I think very few would be interested in my blog if that’s all I posted. I wish that weren’t the case, but so it is.

    When I first started my blog, I paid close attention to my stats page. I noticed that many readers were looking for information on meter – iambic meters, blank verse, heroic couplets, sonnets, etc… And they were also looking for guides and analysis of Robert Frost, Donne, Shakespeare, Keats, etc…

    So, I immediately started writing posts on these subjects – fortunately I enjoy it and I think I have something to say.

    You need to do the same thing. Pay careful attention to what search terms netizens use to find your blog – or stumble on it. If you see enough search terms that amount to an unfilled niche or the kind of subject matter that interests you, jump on it. Write about it.

    Lots and lots of readers have read my poems, but it’s not because they came looking for them.

    Also, I’ll add you to my blog roll. Please *do* remind me if I forget. Don’t be shy.

    1. Celestine Post author

      Thanks, Patrick for the insight. One of the things that intrigues me about your site is that you truly analyze poetry and that you have a stance about “our world”. For a poetic piece to be broken down to it’s components without any preconceived notion of what it represents. other than a beautiful piece of poetry. Your site reminds me of the days of interpreting poetry and literature, and understanding what the “poet” was truly trying to articulate. Loved those days. I look forward to you bringing back to that place where I can see, read, and feel. Maybe, one day, I may be a reviewer, currently in disguise.

  2. Patrick Gillespie

    I’m sorry I haven’t stopped by sooner. I *did* read your comment and have been meaning to respond. My blog lit up like a Christmas Tree after that last post and I have been all over the web reading and responding.

    I know you probably don’t want to hear about your blog first, but I like the template. Did you design in yourself?

    Your poetry has an inspirational leaning. I’ll be interested to see what kind of readership you enjoy after your blog gets a little exposure.

    You should visit “Where the Butterflies Go”:

    I would be interested to hear what you think of her poetry. To me, at least, you seem to have a lot in common.

    1. Celestine Post author

      Thanks for visiting, Patrick. I appreciate your comments regarding my poetry style, especially since I am in the process of getting one of my collections published. I will definitely visit the site you recommended.

      And of course, would love to send you a copy of my book for your review.

      The theme is from Word Press, called Pixel.

      Come back to visit again. I will be posting some more poetry in a couple of days.

      Any ideas as to how I can get more exposure for my blog?

      Thanks Celeste (aka PeachesTree)

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