Category Archive: Guest Posts

Oct
23

Laura Rodley “Finally Home”

© Laura Rodley, 2017

Finally Home She hangs straight down feelers embedded in the comfrey’s pale purple cup sipping on summer nectar as through returning to the cocoon from which she emerged at early fall’s late dawn, wings flat as though still drying, perfect in symmetry and comfort to the eye. There too, her partner in nectar, the hummingbird …

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Feb
09

Laura Rodley “Madelyn”

Snow trail, #1 © Ellen Wade Beals, 2013

Here in Chicago there is no snow on the ground, but some parts of the Northeast are experiencing a Snow Day. So that’s why this poem by Laura Rodley about a runner in the snowy woods seems appropriate. Thanks to Laura Rodley for letting me share her work here.   Madelyn She runs without breaking …

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Nov
01

Hunger by Laura Rodley

Falling Leaves © Laura Rodley, 2016

Hunger Does the maple leaf hunger for the sun, shaking hands with its light, the light that turns the maples’ leaves to rusty orange, heavy with color, so heavy they drop? Does the cardinal hunger for its mate, how they are never more than twenty feet away from each other, the wind of their flight, …

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Aug
22

Guest Post: Laura Rodley “Gateway”

Crecopia © Laura Rodley, 2016

Gateway Gateway to heaven, Cecropia flits to my doorway, flaps her wings, Morse code from God, life everlasting, she lays her full body against my brass doorknob. Her journey is done, her wings are tattered, she will lay her eggs and disappear. Like all faith, she is ephemeral and falls down from the skies. How …

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