Featured Resident Poet

Untitled Dream– by Jeanne Gordner

While I slept,
the morning broke-

broke so softly
I never woke. Light slipped
silently off the clouds
and shattered
‘neath the sweet gum tree,
surprising flickers feeding there.

The brightest pieces lost
in unmowed grass and dandelions.

But all that day
in springtime showers
I searched for shards among the shadows,
unmatched shapes
soft and pliable as flowers,
and pressed them in a book.

On worried days I bring them out
and weave them in a golden ring,
warm as the morn they rained to me
radiant and quiet.

Jeanne will be reading her original poetry Sunday, July 24th at Traditions Cafe on 5th & Water St. in Olympia. The reading will begin at 2:00 p.m. and is expected to last approximately 45 minutes. The public is welcome to attend.

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