“She Who Shines For All”

We were honored with a meaningful visit to our town by Washington’s Poet Laureate, Claudia Castro Luna recently. I’m doubly honored to find my poem featured in her post about the day.

Washington State Poet Laureate

Snoqualmie poetry pole

In May I travelled to Snoqualmie to the Black Dog Arts Cafe home of the Black Dog Arts Coalition to dedicate their poetry pole. The sun was out that afternoon for the first time in a while engaging in spectacular fashion the light greens and deep greens on either side of I90. As I climbed up to the pass, leaf, branch and bark seemed to rejoice, as I did, in the lovely spring light.

It could not have been a more perfect day to celebrate the value of words and the importance of community. Inside the Café I read poems and said a few words that the existence of this carefully chosen log, would over time serve as gathering place for thoughts and sentiments lovely and otherwise, thoughts articulated with care and deliberation. After the remarks, those of us who chose poetry over sunshine went outside, sat on the deck…

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About sherijkennedyriverside

Left brain, right brain, I can't decide. After many years of successful visual arts pursuits, I'm working on my other creative inclinations. For the past 8 years, writing has been my second full time job, and it's worth every sleepless night. Sheri J. Kennedy grew up mostly a city-girl coasthopping from Seattle to rural Pennsylvania, Miami and back to Seattle. She currently resides on the banks of the Snoqualmie River in the scenic Cascade Mountains. Her heart has found its home.
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5 Responses to “She Who Shines For All”

  1. winneyb says:

    Isn’t that wonderful, and you are an amazing poet and weaver of words!

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    • Thanks so much, winneyb. It was a lovely event, and I feel my talents are very humble in the company that shared so freely at this poetry pole dedication gathering. There are so many excellent poets and writers in this area.


  2. Clare Pooley says:

    Wow! Congratulations, Sheri!

    Liked by 1 person

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