TRUE BLUE [revision #11] I’d always thought the stretch of highway between Otis and Blandford bordered vast virgin forests, crowded trees turning green to orange from Mother’s Day through Thanksgiving. But on my most recent solo trip east, my new GPS screen revealed a body of water just south of the pines, a large lake looking like a jigsaw piece all in blue — the true blue of GULF gas stations and of troopers’ signs “unmarked vehicles on patrol.” I felt lost, then, discovering how far-spread a watershed had kept in… Read more Month 5:23 “True Blue” →
ARBORETUM on YOUTUBE My set at the “Pine Hollow Arboretum” poetry reading on August 12, 2011, was filmed and posted to YouTube. You can view my reading at the link below. (If the link doesn’t work, type “Therese Broderick” into the search box on YouTube.) http://www.youtube.com/user/ghgray46 For more information about the Arboretum, click HERE.
LUNE of the TSATSAWASSA CREEK [revision #4] tWaw. tWaw. tWaw. tst. tst. tst. tst. tst. swa SWA swa, swa SWA swa. tst. tst. tst. tst. tst. watta watta watta? watta watta watta? (www www www www www www www swat www www www) tst. tst. tst. tst. tst. AAA… aaa… … by Therese L. Broderick .
A MOMENT OF SILENCE .
ON THE WALL OF CHILDREN’S DRAWINGS [revision #7] ~Beijing, 2011 One outlined umbrella spreads over several rooted mushrooms plump, chins up. I imagine snails napping under the mushrooms, and yellow earth even softer cupping those bellies. Peace: the theme of all these drawings — thousands of hand-sized pictures, a thousand names in sheltered script. Today it rains, off and on and off. Kids from far-flung regions and nations skip by in waterproof slickers, splashing through puddles. “Young” I can’t say to them in Mandarin nor Cantonese. I can’t squeal “fun.” by… Read more Month 5:20 “On the Wall of Children’s Drawings” →