Editor’s note: Our Poetry Corner is a revisit from 2016. By the time this Corner is published, Kathabela should be back from a visit to the East Coast where she celebrated her birthday and participated in a Haiku Gathering.
Hosted by Kathabela Wilson
In difficult times such as now, the poet and nature call out powerfully for regeneration. We see roots set into the most barren ground. The poet steps into the forefront, highlighting strength and beauty in order to survive, as these fine poets and artists gathered here demonstrate so well.
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almost no one sees the dead forest
Mike Duffy is a Seattle poet and photographer. He says: “I work primarily in the remote alpine wilderness of British Columbia which we call the Chilcotin Ark. Imagine, Seattle 300 years ago, and you get the picture of my wilderness. I work with a fellow photographer, Chris Harris. Together we have walked this area for 10 years and published six books. The latest is the ‘Cariboo Chilcotin Coast’.”
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under the weather
upon last year’s
Stevie Strang is a poet and photographer living in the beach town of Laguna Niguel, CA. Caring for her aging mother she sees the green new growth of regeneration and speaks clearly of it in her art and poetry.
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Peggy Hale Bilbro
in my drought parched garden
one purple seed
will it grow for me
a new heart
Poet, artist and photographer Peggy Hale Bilbro lives in Alabama where the usually green landscape is held fast in the grip of a months-long drought. She hopes that the bird, the seed and she all survive these difficult times.
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Sandi Pray is a poet living in Florida. She says: “This was inspired by the ‘regeneration’ prompt and my conversation with a wonderful young poet. I was telling her how much I loved her honesty and raw emotion.”
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