A Sunday Afternoon Poem for Feb. 17, 2013

These week's poem is by Valerie Sonnenthal of Chilmark.

lying with the ancients

rekindling rootedness
listening to trees
being cut down, chippered
returned to earth
hoping the ways of some 
do not mitigate
what has never been
rightfully ours
our gained misperceptions
our strained beliefs
our abhorrent behavior
the greatest mystery
mankind creating
moving on

Valerie Sonnenthal is a visual artist; writer; publisher and cofounder of Errata Editions. She has written poetry since youth, and holds a Masters of Library Science. She has long worked as a Photo Editor in books, magazines and news, and curated New York's DTW Gallery for ten years. She lives full-time in Chilmark with her husband, sons, and two dogs. 

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Barbara Peckham February 20, 2013 at 06:18 PM
Wonderful, Valerie I loved it.


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