Steady

Words hold her steady in the dizziness of descent.

“Circumstance” was the second place winner of the 2018 Hamden (CT) Arts Commission  Poetry Award, co-sponsored by the Hamden Symphony Orchestra.

The staircase leads down from the Nieuwe Kerk (New Church) in Delft, The Netherlands.

 

the chaos of tumbling

Hold steady . . .  find your still point . . . get used to letting go . . .

I was pleased to by honored recently by the Hamden Arts Commission and the Hamden Symphony Orchestra for my poem “Circumstance.” The poem won second place in the first ever poetry award co-sponsored by both organizations. Also featured during the orchestra’s spring concert were fellow poets Meri Haray and Laura Alshul and the winners of the Young Musicians Concerto Competition. Listen:

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I’m also trying out my new voice, mostly recovered from vocal cord paralysis. Work in progress.