EPIC Poetry Group Poet’s Corner: Safe from discovery, Ends, Ache, Mummy

Here’s the latest installment of Poet’s Corner, presented by the Edmonds-based EPIC Poetry Group Safe from discovery I want to search and I want to find in one fell swoop, the discovery of the real root. I want answers and I want to know how this hidden menace came to grow. I think of secrets…

EPIC Poetry Group Poet’s Corner: Security, Worship, Medicine, Going Home

Here’s the latest installment of Poet’s Corner, presented by the Edmonds-based EPIC Poetry Group. Security  My grandfather let me play with his hair, long oiled threads of white from temple to nape I could style into a cute bob that touched his jaw. Then he’d dance for me, all elbows and knees, before slicking it…

EPIC Poetry Group Poet’s Corner: Winter Limbs, Call for Justice, Change Just Is

(Updated Feb. 28 with additional poem that was unintentionally omitted.) Here’s the latest installment of Poet’s Corner, presented by the Edmonds-based EPIC Poetry Group. Winter Limbs Bordering road and farm statuesque, boughs stretched upward big leaf maple proudly displays her bare bones Draw near and see her branches are not barren but gracefully draped with…

EPIC Poetry Group: Poet’s Corner — Tree Paranoia, New Moon

Here’s the latest installment of Poet’s Corner, presented by the Edmonds-based EPIC Poetry Group.   TREE PARANOIA He cut down those looming trees bound to doom him with their danger. Larger than his mansion, he imagines they could flatten him in any wind. When wind advisories raged he booked a room in a hotel. When rain…

EPIC Poetry Group: Poet’s Corner — Remembering My Grandfather, Not Knowing, Warmth

Here is the latest installment of Poet’s Corner, presented by the Edmonds-based EPIC Poetry Group. Remembering My Grandfather (The Gift) As time passes, the silent snowfall, nestles deep, branching from trees to roof top eves, gathering in spaces, time tied to memories, memories to time, the bristles of my artist brush, stiff, wiry, like my Grandpa’s…

EPIC Poetry Group: Poet’s Corner — Here’s What I Saw

Here is the latest installment of Poet’s Corner, presented by the Edmonds-based EPIC Poetry Group. Dear Reader, This poem revealed itself early on to be the lyrics of a song yet to be written. It was inspired by a moving documentary about the young Freedom Riders in Alabama in the 1960’s, viewed against the backdrop of…

EPIC Poetry Group: Poet’s Corner — Cooper, Garbage Eve, Identity Theft

Here is the latest installment of Poet’s Corner, presented by the Edmonds-based EPIC Poetry Group. Cooper Beady-eyed DB sips a highball tobacco-tinged like his fingers. Eight Raleigh cigarettes snuffed out in a tiny ashtray in the armrest. He watches the stewardess work the drink cart up the aisle pushing with her hips back when stewardesses were…

EPIC Poetry Group: Poet’s Corner — Dark Ages Diary, Dowsing, Dendrochronology

Here is the latest installment of Poet’s Corner, presented by the Edmonds-based EPIC Poetry Group   Dark Ages Diary Burned as a witch again this time at the grocery store the clerk saw my purchases drifting dangerously down the conveyor-belt Drew the obvious conclusion: I am Maid of Wood Gather angelica and licorice Brew heady concoctions…

EPIC Poetry Group: Poet’s Corner — Starbucks Windbag, Moonswept, Secrets Shared

Here is the latest installment of Poet’s Corner, presented by the Edmonds-based EPIC Poetry Group.   Starbucks Windbag She chatters on her cellphone Natters, blusters, shouts Her anguish and her anger She loudly spews and spouts   It’s washed across her tabletop Splashed across her shoes Overflows the coffee shop As she blurts her blues  …

EPIC Poetry Group: Poet’s Corner — Water, Sweet September

  Here’s the latest installment of Poet’s Corner, presented by the Edmonds-based EPIC Poetry Group. Water On that late afternoon summer day my sister and I dropped our clothes onto the dock and dove in our skinny bodies brown from a summer sun that would always be there at a lake so quiet we could…

EPIC Poetry Group: Poet’s Corner — Nature’s Gift, I Wish We Could Talk, Isolation

Here’s the latest installment of Poet’s Corner, presented by the Edmonds-based EPIC Poetry Group. Nature’s Gift The view has been the same for decades More than 30 years from my backyard deck alone Wetlands stretch across the valley Several square miles surrounded by country hillsides A single road along the north border carries visitors to the…

EPIC Poetry Group: Poet’s Corner — My View, Forever, Fire Light

My Edmonds News is pleased to present the latest installment of Poet’s Corner, presented by the Edmonds-based EPIC Poetry Group.   My View From my island I see the village low, fog settled down like an unfinished painting.   Fog lifts, bright revealing mountains iced with snow. a backdrop glorious…complete.   Silver ribbons remain in the calm…

EPIC Poetry Group: Poet’s Corner — Rejection, Bus Poem: Hard Times, Hap

Here’s the latest submission of poetry from the Edmonds-based EPIC Poetry Group. Rejection The same stone which the builders rejected has become the chief cornerstone. Psalm 118:22  The great American poet was gravely ill. Confined to home, he was game enough for an interview. As I was ushered into his august presence, I noticed letterhead…

EPIC Poetry Group: Poet’s Corner — Yoga in the Faith Kitchen

My Edmonds News is pleased to present the latest installment of Poet’s Corner, presented by the Edmonds-based EPIC Poetry Group. Yoga, spirituality and cooking are related in that all are, or can be, forms of practice. Words can blur the boundaries between them and reach for common ground and light. Yoga in the Faith Kitchen Enter the…

EPIC Poetry Group: Poet’s Corner — The Dharma, Last Night

My Edmonds News is pleased to present the latest installment of Poet’s Corner, presented by the Edmonds-based EPIC Poetry Group. The Dharma (on listening via YouTube to Yo-Yo Ma in May, 2020) Today I am here on this planet to listen My enervated ears to the sound of the cello Every breath slowing to match the luxurious…

EPIC Poetry Group: Poet’s Corner — Night Sheep, The Corn-Pecked Ground, Janis

Here’s the latest installment of Poet’s Corner, presented by the Edmonds-based EPIC Poetry Group. Night Sheep We listened to them night after night from our bed, the fumbling on the stairs, the muddle of steps at the landing, the soft brush of wool against dark walls. The small flock that inhabited the night halls stayed to…

EPIC Poetry Group: Poet’s Corner — Skagit Beauty, Waiting for Fawns

The latest installment of Poet’s Corner, presented by the Edmonds-based EPIC Poetry Group. Skagit Beauty The sunshine enticed me out to play this morning. Mother Nature is showing off, she wants to be admired and photographed. With adventurer’s anticipation, I pack cameras, notebooks, sunscreen, and drive north to the flats. Skagit Beauty is modeling centerfolds of…