This morning, the Greater Lovell Land Trust and Charlotte Hobbs Memorial Library in Lovell co-hosted a poetry workshop conducted by poet Judith Steinbergh of Brookline, Massachusetts. The setting: Hewnoaks Artist Colony.

It’s always a special treat to listen to Judy and others read poetry, wander the grounds which overlook Kezar Lake, and share with like-minded people.

Sixteen of us found our voices this morning. Or tried to. Here’s my attempt:

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Where raindrops jiggle

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and leaf backs glow,

h-pine needles

pine needles dangle

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and new cones land,


shrubs sway


and ferns dance,

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flowers blossom

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and seeds fly,


feathers pause

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and driftwood poses,

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white caps form

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and waves crash.

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Hewnoaks, where poets write

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as the north spirit renews our souls

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with each gust of fresh air. ~LMH

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Later we gathered inside, out of the wind, to share our offerings–each one a gift.

Thank you, Judy. And Anna. And Ann 😉




6 thoughts on “Hewnoaks

  1. I live on Kezar and what you do with Wondermyway is just fantastic, thank you

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