Poetry

After Snowmelt
February 2024, Poetry

After Snowmelt

By Yvonne Higgins Leach From Yvonne: This poem appears in my new book just released by Kelsay Books titled “In the Spaces Between Us”. “After Snowmelt” is my attempt to come to terms with what humans are doing to nature and the environment.

February 2024, Poetry

You in Preview (Paris in the Winter of 1913-14)

By Rainier Maria Rilke, translated by Marc J. Elzenbeck You who I foreseethe lost beloved who never comesI won’t know your favorite songsso have stopped trying to stopthe waves of your next momentswhich will surely obliterate this landscape. The cities, towers and bridgestwist and turn in their coursesof lands forever tremblingin the thrall of intermingling godswho…

The Bear King’s Lullaby
January 2024, Literary, Poetry

The Bear King’s Lullaby

By Jane Valencia, inspired by the song “Binwag’s Lullaby,” lyrics by Debra Knodel Once upon a time, a Bear King lived in a great forest hall in the north. During summer and the time of abundance, he had many visitors to his hall – Deer, Chickadee, Raccoon, and Red Fox to name a few who…

January 2024, Poetry

Honoring Meadowbrook

By Yvonne Higgins Leach for Cora “Honoring Meadowbrook” is about a moment when my daughter, new to the area of North Bend, took me out to view the elk. Up against the wetland forestwhere bands of light fuse with frosty grass,the bull’s crown of points cuts the skylike a lapidary cuts stone.My daughter, new to…

Christmas Tree
December 2023, Literary, Poetry

Christmas Tree

By Yvonne Higgins Leach after Connie Wanek To stand tall but not in earthto survive in plastic and faucet waterto live for wearing colored lightsto ignore the four walls and no skyto show off ornaments and still be simpleto be evergreen and oxygen and holiday spiritto bless the one family who picked you. “Christmas Tree”…

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