Join Me at Bourgeon

Over the last weekend while on vacation, I got the wonderful news that a very personal poem about my Vovó, who passed away two years ago.  I knew that she was ill and didn’t have much time left, and I was furiously writing.

I planned to read it at her funeral, but I was so emotionally wrecked, I was unable to do so.  I did the next best thing — after seeking sage advice from a few writer friends — I let the poem rest with her.

Fast forward two years, I tried to read Pergola at the poetry reading I participated in this year, but failed miserably at that as well.  However, during that reading, I met the wonderful Gregory Luce, who suggested I send him a few poems.

I was happy when he told me Pergola found a home at Bourgeon.  Please feel free to check it out.


  1. Congratulations Serena! I read Pergola, it’s very touching. I would never even try to read something so very personal in front of others. I would not be able to do it, I’d be a blubbering mess.

  2. Anna (Diary of an Eccentric) says

    Congratulations on getting this one published. You should be proud of yourself for even attempting to read it at that reading. And even if it’s still hard for you to read aloud, at least it’s found a home where everyone can read it. 🙂