The Legend of the Bell Mansion

Read and listen to Laura E. Garrard’s Halloween poem “The Legend of the Bell Mansion,” a narrative she based on historical accounts of the haunted Bell family of the Red River community in Robertson County, Tennessee.

I’m Already Looking Forward

I’m Already Looking Forward As the height of golden color Becomes baked and matted I can already see in mind’s eye The blooming locations of next year’s beauties And smell the sweetness of black cottonwood resin A mere six months to wait Things may be so different I don goose down and Gore-Tex In preparationContinue reading “I’m Already Looking Forward”

Enjoying the Calm

Enjoying the Calm Today I approached the lake And observed that she was very still. She said, I’m thinking. About what? I asked. My destiny, About where I’m going. Ah, me too, I said. I’d rather stay here with you. Me too, I agreed, This valley holds infinite beauty And nourishes my breath and body.Continue reading “Enjoying the Calm”

Resilient & Creative National Juried Art Exhibit – Port Angeles Fine Art Center

I am proud to announce that my multimedia figurative painting “Flowing Through Impermanence” has been selected to appear in the Resilient & Creative Art Exhibit at the Port Angeles Fine Art Center, Aug. 13-Sept. 26, 2021. 14×18″ Acrylic, Pencil and Ink on Canvas, Custom Framed in 2″ White Oak – $600 Here is the linkContinue reading “Resilient & Creative National Juried Art Exhibit – Port Angeles Fine Art Center”

I Became a Drop of Water One Day

In celebration of Poetry in Your Pocket Day, during this Poetry Month of April, I recorded myself reciting this poem (in the above video) while kayaking on Crescent Lake. I became a drop of water one day I floated from a cloud into a high hillside creek And flowed downward to join a magnificent turquoiseContinue reading “I Became a Drop of Water One Day”