I have come from deep roots . . .
. . . roots that keep me close, always to family and to Nature. It is where I feel most like myself. Nature is the inspiration for the poetry I write. It is where I hike and run with our dogs, condition and ride horses, camp with Eric, love and experience life fully. There is a saying I remember from my time in Arizona--Navaho, I think, "Live life richly." What clear and simple instruction!
In 2017, I self-published my first book of poetry, Simple Gifts: A Collection of Poems. I am currently working on my second book, winds and words: a collection of poems. I love to write! And, I'm particularly drawn to the beauty, mystery, possibility, and economy of poetry. I believe it distills the world into an essence to which everyone can relate. Much of my poetry is written in the first person, but I hope that through my writing and through my eyes others can appreciate and relate to the perspective that I offer.
These days my time is filled with family, friends, writing, horses, dogs, meditation, and yoga. And, in the warmer weather, gardening. Oh, how I love to kneel on the ground with my hands in the dirt! My husband Eric and I live on a small farm, seventeen acres, with our two dogs, Grace and Jack; four horses, Reba, Yogi, Mir, and B.J.; and seven cats, all but two of them, barn cats. Oliver and Smoke, our two house cats both know how to use the dog door so they come and go as they please. But they always show up for meals, as I am sure that pleases them greatly!
Last year I retired my sweet white Russian Arabian horse, Czar Mir. He broke the coffin bone in his foot in 2015 and after 3 years of rehab, it became clear to me that he would be unable to continue as my primary trail horse. Now, I am on a new journey--finding a new horse. I think I've found him, we shall see. It's too soon to share publicly. But coming soon, here. Stay tuned. I'm excited.
At the End of Our Exploring
We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time.