Poems

 If your daily life seems poor, do not blame it; blame yourself that you are not poet enough to call forth its riches; for the Creator, there is no poverty.          Rainer Maria Rilke

Enjoying a poetry workshop led by Tod Marshall, Washington State Poet Laureate, at the 2016 “Write on the Sound”  writers conference.

 Chapter 1        Chapter 2          Chapter 3       Chapter 4 

Wondering                           A Fortunate Man                  Two Worlds                      * A Chance Encounter

Older Than Ireland           Backyard Bustle                   Driving Home                   The First TED Talk

Brushing Her Hair            Can You tell..                         50 hr. work week             Paying Attention

Glendolough                        Fading Winter                       Morning Memories        The Book of Hours

Ora et Labora                      First Snow                               In Memorium                   Friends

The Book of Hours            A Plate of Food                       Generations                     Playing Piano

To Bow My Head                On Hearing Irish Spoken   Alone With You              All is Well

The Playset                          Resolved                                    Saturday Morning         Attachments

Island Shepherd                Sitting                                        Night Riders                      Solidarity

One More Drink                The Crawl Space                    Night Crawlers                 Stories I Told

                                                                                                      Lunch                                   Hidden Things

                                                                                                      Three Robbins                  Waiting for the Bus

                                                                                                      Things are Fine                Star Gazing

                                                                                                       Skating                               Orcas Island 2017

                                                                                                       Dawn

                                                                                                      Faeries

                                                                                                      Playing Safe

 * Selected for inclusion in the WA 129+ collection by WA Poet laureate and Gonzaga University/ Chapbook #3 WA 129+ poetry