Poetry

Enebo: The Hermitage and The Hermits

Continuing with the spirit of National Poetry Month, I am sharing my explorations so far on Dr. Grace Raymond Hebard’s most beloved companion, Dr. Agnes Mathilde Wergeland.   In 1890, at the age of 33, Agnes Mathilde Wergeland became the first Norwegian woman to earn her doctorate. Having left Norway to accomplish the feat by …

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On My Way

Happy National Poetry Month! In the spirit of the month, each Thursday I will try to post a poem. I dug through my old notebooks for this one. As Wyoming weathers another spring snowstorm, this spring snow poem opines for escape. To me, poems have always been lovely little escapes or beautiful places to store …

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Pendulum

There isn’t too much to say about this poem except to speak on transferrable moods and I believe the poem speaks to that plenty.     Pendulum Kylie Louise McCormick I stepped into your mood today, when your stride lengthened and you walked ahead instead of beside me. Your legs stretched up our hill, and …

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Neighbors

Time for another piece from my writing folder–or in this case, notebook/memory.  I wrote this short poem sometime between 2006 and 2008 after my neighbor replaced their grass with pink yard gravel. It has stuck in my brain all these years because it speaks to my philosophical take that humans are human. People are going …

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For the Trees

In the spirit of the recent holiday (Tu B’Shvat), my personal writing post today honors the trees. I wrote most of these poems nestled in the Blueridge Mountains and surrounded by the trees of Virginia. These poems were not written for any of those trees in particular. No, each poem was written for a different …

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