From The Offering
I watch curled leaves, dusted dry
until eyelashes close my lids to
the breeze that brings the ocean to
the fire road surrounding these hills.
I need to know
that if I were to open me up, I
would feel my every inhale
holding my attention just as though
I were a story being read in
the front room by the monks here
who are praying.
I tell stories through poetry, images and objects. This website was created as a vehicle to share these stories and offer inspirational products. My "poetry on canvas" line of tote bags features my original poetry and was created as a way to share captured moments in an unique and artistic way. I also offer small batch hand stamped kitchen tea towels, greeting cards, t-shirts and original oil paintings.
I have loved poetry since the age of 8. I clearly remember memorizing and reciting The Swing by Robert Louis Stevenson for my third grade class. I did this for no other reason but to share my favorite poem. Although I don't remember who exactly in my family urged me to do this, I have a suspicion it was my Grandmother Burns who was a published poet and writer herself. My Father was my biggest audience.
Enjoy the words, images and emotions as you explore. It's my hope that you'll resonate with a moment or an image and bring you to pause on the beauty and grandness in your own life.