Writing a poem is
an extension of paying attention. And what isn’t
worthy of our notice? Just as everything can be
destroyed, everything can create a spark. A
pinecone. A cold night. Trash cans clanking in
the alley. Everything is a seed just
waiting for our wonder to help it grow.
even the barbed wire fence
And the fabulous
side effect: writing a poem helps offer
perspective. It allows us to both step deeper
into a moment and to hold it at arm’s length. It
allows us to see beyond the self and to
see the self as an integral part of the whole—a
creative part, no less.
I hope to see you
in one of
my workshops or to speak with you about
on one. And
here are poems for you to read.
Poems of Grief:
There’s a fabulous resource for folks looking for
poems: verse.press. Here you will find lists of
poems on varying themes. One of mine was chosen by
Drew Myron for poems of grief.
In Stitches: Fiber artist
Grace Gee Ajemian (www.gracesgee.com)
made a gorgeous scroll of one of my poems,
Yet Another Layer. What a joy to
be part of this collaboration!
Getting the News from Poems: inspired by
recent headlines of division and aggression, I wrote
this poem published in the Colorado
Poetry Voice: Kierstin Bridger and Uche
Ogbugi featured me on their fabulous podcast—we talk
about darkness and collaborations, storytelling and
A Daily Dose of Poetry:
Read my daily poems on my blog.
PDF of Rosemery's 2018 Schedule here!
(for printing and emailing)