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Lanterns

by Zayra Yves

Released 2011
Magdalena & Co
Released 2011
Magdalena & Co
Lanterns is sensual, spiritual and lyrical. It is a journey of sacred love as it weaves a tale of sorrow thru transformation. Several of the poems share the love story of Mary Magdalene and Jesus.
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Zayra's creative writing is published in numerous print journals, anthologies, on-line e-zines and magazines: The Zimbabwe Situation, Panhandler Quarterly, Voices for Africa, Eyes of the Poet, Kreativ, Reflections IIT Madras (India), Edge Life Magazine, Poetry Life & Times, Astropoetica, Alehouse Press, 34th Parallel, Feeling is First, Memoir (and), Aquillrelle and The Enchanting Verses International Journal.

She has appeared as a featured artist and/or guest speaker at: New Sun Celebration; CIIS California Institute of Integral Studies; …
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Sleep In The Sea Tonight With Me

by Zayra Yves

Released 2007
Released 2007
This is a poetic confession of sensual drunken charm and every kind of love that is on the journey toward finding the lover within, as well as in another. Zayra shares her passion, heartbreak and delicate soul of love, as one who never gives up on loving.
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Sleep in the Sea Tonight with Me reminds us that once you love with complete surrender there is no shore to turn back to, no map or language to describe the depths of such emotions, or the loss that follows and the paradox of wholeness all at once. In this sensual poetic collection, you will want to submerge yourself in the waters of love over and over again; you will volunteer to be lost in …
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Retrograde Motion

by Zayra Yves

Released 2008
Released 2008
Break out of the cocoon to find yourself lost in flights of poetry through this collection of art, adventure, courageous loss, pronounced discovery in the circle of friends, lovers, bandits, death and rebirth like butterflies.
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RETROGRADE MOTION” is poetry unlike the poetry you are familiar with. It is not spoken word and it is not a song but it is somewhere in between. You definitely want to own and indulge yourself in all twenty-two richly complex pieces, which are set to a bed of music created by Gardner Cole with tribal sounds, new age vibes and an all around moody meditative feeling. The temperament varies from the sensitive feminist to …
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Crowned Compassion

by Zayra Yves

Released 2006
Released 2006
Innovative, sultry, ethereal, and earthy love grounded in intellectual journeys from San Francisco to South Africa combined with jazz, mysticism, tribal lore, and innocence. If you like Neruda, Hafiz and Rumi.then you will love Zayra.
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Zayra’s beautiful and mesmerizing voice is accompanied by the musical compositions of two talented and gifted blues and jazz musicians: Allen Ross and Mike Thomas. The string instruments were created by Mike Thomas of Zamar Instruments.

The track ”Free Us From the Claws of Cruelty” was written for and dedicated to the people of Zimbabwe, who have endured the extreme hardships of genocide and starvation. A portion of the proceeds from this CD go …
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