Archive for June, 2012

bees, my
skin smells
of sun, the
insides of
roses, I want

to eat that
light. Every
thing that
grows does.

Lyn Lifshin
Rattle (Summer 2012)

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snow-covered sundial


to tell time again

Margaret Green
Rattle 37 (Summer 2012)

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WHEN you are old and gray and full of sleep,
And nodding by the fire, take down this book,
And slowly read, and dream of the soft look
Your eyes had once, and of their shadows deep;

How many loved your moments of glad grace,
And loved your beauty with love false or true,
But one man loved the pilgrim soul in you,
And loved the sorrows of your changing face;

And bending down beside the glowing bars,
Murmur, a little sadly, how Love fled
And paced upon the mountains overhead
And hid his face among a crowd of stars.

William Butler Yeats

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In April, I had the chance to join Joy Curry on her morning show, “Joy in Morning!” on 88.1 WETN. We talked about National Poetry Month, bird-watching, and poetry. If you would like to hear the interview, click below!

Dr. Jane Beal (4-13-12 – Nat’l Poetry Month)

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“Falling” (digital fingerpainting on iPad) by Katie Jordan

“A House (for Emily” (color ink pen and glitter glue) by Katy Richards

“Cupid & Psyche” (green & yellow crayon and glitter glue) by Jane Beal

“Owl (in progress)” (acrylic on canvas) by Danae Richards

I love being a woman!

I love being a Christian!

I love being an Epiphany Artist!


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An apple blossom
trembling on a sunlit branch
from the weight of bees


Leaving its nest,
the sparrow sinks a second,
then opens its wings


Like a fishhook,
the sunflower’s long shadow
hovers in the lake

Richard Wright
American Haiku Poet

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