Recently, one of my poems (“I Sit, I Wait,” see below) was published in a beautiful book, Moments. In similar timing, my husband and I moved to a lake on the Olympic Peninsula. My life changed considerably, permitting more time to be still, observe nature, respond within, and capture my thoughts in poetry, photography, andContinue reading “Blog Beginnings”
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.
New Growth Poetry Exhibit
I Have to Chase That Squirrel
Start at a run from the door
And accelerate to top lope…continued
I Catch Sun on Lake Crescent
When I Catch Sun on Lake Crescent
There is a point where
I like to linger in the late light
Among the arms of a hugging alder….
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’m So Glad I Can Often Understand
I’m so glad I can often understand
The deeper meaning within poetry…
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”
I honor Earth Day 2021 with a poem about the sun’s spotlights within the forest drawing our attention to the details.