How many times do you drive to work and realize, once you’ve arrived, you must have driven on autopilot—you can’t remember a single detail from your trip? Even though your car stayed on the road, you were literally and metaphorically lost in thought. I call this wearing “busy blinders,” those invisible lenses that shut out the world all around us.

Books and Recordings by Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer

One Familiar
how seldom I see it

that ponderosa pine
I pass every day

It’s so human, isn’t it, to be so focused on our own stories that we miss the big picture? But it’s uniquely human, too, to offer our attention to the world, and there are rewards for opening our eyes, or as Rumi would say, opening the sail. In the details of the world around us, we find beauty, purpose and meaning, and no detail is too small to inspire awe and humility.

This is the gift of poems—I hope to see you in one of my workshops or to speak with you about your poems one on one. And here are poems for you to read.


Let’s play.

Rosemerry’s Newest Collection

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How to Unknow Something: Thanks to KSJD radio in Cortez, CO, for this interview on how poetry changes the way we see the world.

Falling in Love with the World: In this vlog, yogini Sarah Hutchinson interviews me about yoga, poetry, union in diversity and a deep love for humanity.

Virtual Tour of a Playshop: Blogger Shelley Widhalm chronicled her time with Rosemerry in Loveland, CO, in this informative, inspiring blogpost. 

Peace in a Time of Intolerance: In light of recent difficult news events, Rosemerry wrote this poem, picked up by the Colorado Independent.

Finding the Good News and Sharing It: That’s what they do at, and to that end they picked up Rosemerry’s poem about being open to gratitude.

The Love of Art: Every month, Rattle Poetry hosts the Ekphrastic Challenge, encouraging poets to respond to art. Rosemerry’s poem was editor’s choice for the July image by Samantha Gee, a joy to collaborate with a new artist!

What Do You Call A Group of Poets? A Heard! I’ve partnered with the San Juan Independent to launch an interactive poetry map, Heard of Poets: Poems from Colorado’s Western Slope. Each week we feature a new poet.

A Daily Dose of Poetry:
Read my daily poems on my blog.

PDF of Rosemery's 2017 Schedule here! (for printing and emailing)