Strange Beauty: Wounds, Loss, Exile, Survival

Photo of a strangely beautiful abandoned country farmhouse, Norwood, Virginia. Taken Nov. 2017. I attended a couple of powerful lectures this week at Duke University. Wednesday night I saw Natasha Trethewey, our former US Poet Laureate. Last night I saw Richard Rodriguez, memoirist and essayist. They touched on similar themes and both have me thinking … More Strange Beauty: Wounds, Loss, Exile, Survival

The All of This

​ ​‪The All of This Morning sun shines shadows on wood  and earth/  water tricklings  song of bird echoes and blend with the green enveloping me/ all of this  and the all of this/ reminding me over and over  that paradise is where I am.‬ ~cheryl capaldo traylor My garden pond May 2017. After a … More The All of This