My Edmonds News is pleased to present the latest installment of Poet’s Corner, presented by the Edmonds-based EPIC Poetry Group.
From my island
I see the village
low, fog settled down
like an unfinished painting.
Fog lifts, bright
iced with snow.
Silver ribbons remain
in the calm
by a passing boat
only chatters and feathers
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Dreams, déjà vu, sweet smells and tunes
rendezvous and intertwine with this day.
Memories, moments in time…
all that consumes my soul and senses
now and forever will be.
After bones and ashes are spread
to the winds and waters of this earth,
I will still be me.
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We built a fire on our beach
to burn brush and old wood from the shed.
Later that night, on a return trip from town,
we saw, off in the distance,
a bright light in the water…
not a reflection
but alone, glowing from its own power.
A burning coal picked up by the tide
smugly and bravely floating out to sea.
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Diane Naab is an artist, former art gallery owner, world traveler and published author, now living in the Seattle area.
Her poetry and short stories were published in four consecutive issues of the annual literary review, Inside Passages, in southeast Alaska. She is a member of, and has submitted writing to, the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, and the Pacific Northwest Writers Association (PNWA).
Her literary journey includes attending writing workshops conducted by the PNWA, BARN Writers at Bainbridge Artisan Resource Network, the former Seattle7Writers, Tacoma Community College, and Gamble Creek Studio.