Category Archives: poetry

Poetry is Power

Dear Naomi Shihab Nye, Congratulations on your selection as Young People’s Poet Laureate. Several years ago, I was fortunate to spend a weekend in your class at Asilomar. I still have the work I completed that weekend, including a detailed … Continue reading

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Labor Day

the heat has driven them from their hidden homes this dizzying ribbon of scurrying ants this furious swarm of circling bees while I sit here alone, in silence, watching in unmoving lethargy

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He would have turned 90 today, had he lived another year His body, tinned ashes    buried beneath a tree, close to home soothed now by wind and swooping soaring birds   We called him birdmanmac forever trying to outsmart … Continue reading

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Collective Memoir, Inspired by Miss Amy K.R.

We are nine well-traveled women sitting in a circle in a stranger’s backyard at the top of a late-summer hill reflecting on the world we left behind for a day feeling an overwhelming sense of gratitude and appreciation for this … Continue reading

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Lasting Legacy

Today we gather in this beautiful park in a city of parks grown among the hills and trails and the life of a grateful community to remember the heart and the soul of a city pioneer, the one and the … Continue reading

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Time Travel

Strapped into a metal cylinder Hurtling across the sky Through blue and cloud and nothingness Thoughts drift future forward Till with a jolt we land   Thrust into this space Where every thing is newness Familiar still Shadows of the … Continue reading

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A Literary Prayer (with a nod to Irish Writer Samuel Beckett who made famous the literary truism that all poetry is prayer)

We are thought leaders in the library space This space to Inquire                                     Imagine                                                       Innovate                                                                         Inspire A place where words take wing when we commit to the power of 10 building a culture of digital literacy and citizenship … Continue reading

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