mjblathers

dark poet who loves to laugh


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call for submissions

Writers in the Grove will host their 8th annual LEND an EAR, COME and HEAR juried reading event on Saturday, July 8, 2017. We will be at the lovely rural setting of PLUM HILL WINERY in Gaston, OR from 10:30 to just after noon. Family friendly, and free admission. Submission is also free — please see writersinthegrove.com for information and forms to submit four minutes of prose, poetry, music, art…


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gray the day

i had forgotten

cape lookout’s gray-wild beauty

rousting waves battering

leaping at glistening rugged cliffs

rain-bounty falls parenthesize

their white-foamed poundings

 

i stand at the edge of rounded stones

looking up through scant-needled

evergreen doilies at sky of pearl

heaving grizzled clouds

harbingers of oregon’s lush

green-wild beauty

 


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WINTERSONG

Writers in the Grove’s 2nd annual juried reading event will be held as part of Forest Grove United Methodist’s cultural series this year, Saturday morning, January 21, 10:30 to about noon. Family friendly and free. Some fantastic work to be read. Books by local authors for sale, plus CD’s by a magical flutist. Welcome! ¬†17th and Cedar