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Photo and a Poem: August 23, 2019

Photo and a Poem: August 23, 2019

August 23, 2019Photo by Jason Brown A Poem by Hilde Oleson The cathedral of the forest welcomes me.The trees stand tall against the hillTrying to reach above their ken to frame the sky.A shadow fabricates a door through which we can approach.The silence broken only by...

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Photo and a Poem: August 16, 2019

Photo and a Poem: August 16, 2019

August 16, 2019Photo by Mary Alice Wells AgingA Poem by Hilde Oleson Indeed, I feel it coming.It slips in with each dawn,Lingers through the nights,Puts clinging fingers round my psyche.Today I am a day older than yesterday.In a few years I will be a century old,But...

Photo and a Poem: August 9, 2019

Photo and a Poem: August 9, 2019

August 9, 2019Photo by Jamie Demetriou  A Poem by Jamie Demetriou By this dune by this sacred seasoaring secretly my spirit flies releasing meheaven and heartrhythm of timewinds of changethe world is mine.   To submit your own photo or poem, email Assistant Library...

Photo and a Poem: August 2, 2019

Photo and a Poem: August 2, 2019

August 2, 2019Photo by Clayton Nottleman To a Young Couple ArguingA Poem by Jan Kelly When our hair is white or grey or honeWhen our eyes see less, closing with a sighOur smile will be quieter, effortlessThen we will feel all the peace we didAlways have, unaware.   To...

Photo and a Poem: July 26, 2019

Photo and a Poem: July 26, 2019

July 26, 2019Photo by Melanie Black FlowersA Poem by Mark S. Peel there are only but so many waysyou can tell her you love her i guess it’s in the number of timesthat you do that truly counts but don’t let the time go bybetween the times you show itthat’s simply not...

Photo and a Poem: July 19, 2019

Photo and a Poem: July 19, 2019

July 19, 2019Photo by Stephen Borkowski CancerA Poem by Jack R. Wesdorp The records in your atticare correct but erratic,whole chapters have gone missingwhen your captain went fishing.There’s some tantalizing crockswhen your ship first left the docks,there’s a lock of...

Photo and a Poem: July 12, 2019

Photo and a Poem: July 12, 2019

July 12, 2019Photo by Dick Salmon Cloud WordsA Poem by Hilde Oleson I was lying in bed the way the doctor said I shouldOne can only sleep ¾ of the timeSo as I lay awake I semi-dreamed.A cloud of words came flying by,White fluffy clouds bearing the imprint of your...

Photo and a Poem: July 5, 2019

Photo and a Poem: July 5, 2019

July 5, 2019Photo by Susan Peskin Our FlagA Poem by Jim Cornell The flag stands limply onIts metal rod as theBreeze has stoppedIt will fly freely soonAs the wind is rarelyQuiescent for long on thisHigh bluff guarding the shoreMy father and unclesFought fiercely for...

Photo and a Poem: June 28, 2019

Photo and a Poem: June 28, 2019

June 28, 2019Photo by Jamie Demetriou A Poem by Jamie Demetriou She was in awe over the dunesShe sang of the beautyNature's song, her songSaved in a notebook in my mind, as not tolose a secondI heard what she saw, her silent poetryThe song of nature's healing, her...

Photo and a Poem: June 21, 2019

Photo and a Poem: June 21, 2019

June 21, 2019Photo by Rowan Wielblad To Conquer DarknessA Poem by Hilde Oleson When you are smallNight holds such fearsHidden in the dark are things you couldn’t dreamIn every shadow hides a roaring terror.The jungle of the world hides them in day,But when night...

Photo and a Poem: June 14, 2019

Photo and a Poem: June 14, 2019

June 14, 2019Photo by Clayton Nottleman AvalonA Poem by Melanie Black Whether it be high or low tideI go to the wetlands oftenand search the western horizonfor that blazing line of light. I am rapt in thought as the windwhips my hair into my face,burning tears flow...

Photo and a Poem: June 7, 2019

Photo and a Poem: June 7, 2019

June 7, 2019Photo by Amy Raff Come the Dawn: Reflections at Omaha BeachA Poem by Mark S. Peel To the few, memories of the pastoccur at the momentthat may be their last.Come the dawn. Blind denial and tension definethe time remainingto contemplate and resign.Come the...

Photo and a Poem: May 31, 2019

Photo and a Poem: May 31, 2019

May 31, 2019Photo by Barbara Klipper The Sea and the Skylark A Poem by Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844 - 1889) On ear and ear two noises too old to end     Trench—right, the tide that ramps against the shore;     With a flood or a fall,...

Photo and a Poem: May 24, 2019

Photo and a Poem: May 24, 2019

May 24, 2019Photo by Amy Raff I Walk This Path Alone Each DayA Poem by Jim Cornell I walk this path alone each dayIts twists and turns the same yet changedTwo forks are set before me on this pathI take the left one every timeNot because of politics nor to make...

Photo and a Poem: May 17, 2019

Photo and a Poem: May 17, 2019

May 17, 2019Photo by Justin Freed PEACE IS...NOT...A Poem by Jack Wells-Benson Peace is hugs...not guns Peace is the sparkle of candles on your birthday cake... not the spark of explosive weapons Peace is the aroma of a Sunday dinner... not the smell of toxic...