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Patricia Godwin Dunleavy
Patricia Godwin Dunleavy resides in Ila, Georgia, spends a great deal of time in the western North Carolina mountains, and travels throughout the western U.S. states regularly. Understanding and enjoying Nature is a passion. She is the author of the book Landscape lessons: A Practical and Inspirational Primer for the Southern Soil and Soul.
The following work is Copyright © 2017, and owned by Patricia Godwin Dunleavy and may not be distributed or reprinted in any form whatsoever without written permission from the author.
I listened to the cardinals,
I walked hundreds of trails,
I saved a newborn cottontail rabbit in the field,
I let wind tousle my long hair
I flowed with the water,
Now I drift to body’s death
Miriam Sagan is the author of 30 published books, including the novel Black Rainbow (Sherman Asher, 2015) and Geographic: A Memoir of Time and Space (Casa de Snapdragon). which just won the 2016 Arizona/New Mexico Book Award in Poetry. She founded and headed the creative writing program at Santa Fe Community College until her retirement this year. Her blog Miriam’s Well has a thousand daily readers. She has been a writer in residence in two national parks, at Yaddo, MacDowell, Colorado Art Ranch, Andrew’s Experimental Forest, Center for Land Use Interpretation, Iceland’s Gullkistan Residency for creative people, and another dozen or so remote and unique places. Her awards include the Santa Fe Mayor’s award for Excellence in the Arts, the Poetry Gratitude Award from New Mexico Literary Arts, and A Lannan Foundation residency in Marfa. She lives in Santa Fe, NM
The following work is Copyright © 2017, and owned by Miriam Sagan and may not be distributed or reprinted in any form whatsoever without written permission from the author.
the block of marble
maybe it’s revenge
Venus may be
the inner life
you come home late—
I felt life flow by all slow afternoon