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Poster Designed by Paul Sahre.  It  features lines from T. S. Eliot’s poem The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock.

To learn more about the artist:



Angel's Trumpet


The Poet's House (New Harmony, Indiana)


Granary Street Doorway (New Harmony, Indiana)

 Thank you to Kristin Zimet, Editor of The Sow’s Ear Poetry Review.   I received my contributor’s copies today.


My poem entitled “Inkblot” appears in the Winter issue:




Viewed from overhead,

we form an inkblot

as we lie in bed:

each facing an outer wall,

backs together, knees

bent in unison, soles

of our feet touching.


Mirrored, married sleep.

We could be a butterfly

or some monster

ready to pounce upon

the unsuspecting other –

the something wed

to symmetry.


There’s some wonderful poetry in this issue.  The kind of poems you want to read over and over again.  The Sow’s Ear is published quarterly.  Subscriptions are $20.  Mail to Robert Lesman, Managing Editor, PO Box 127, Millwood VA  22646.

Hannah Lynn - a new thought of God

“Every child born into the world is a new thought of God,

an ever fresh and radiant possibility.”


Quotation by Kate Douglas Wiggin (American children’s author and educator who led the kindergarten education movement in the United States.  1856-1923)




“Spring has returned.  The earth is like a child that knows poems.”

Quotation by Rainer Maria Rilke

 Holy! Holy!


“In the country it seems as if every tree said to me:  ‘Holy! holy!’ 


Holy! Holy!

Who can give complete expression to the ecstasy of the woods!”


– Quotation by Beethoven

Holy! Holy!

It’s nights like tonight that make me grateful that my husband and I moved to New Harmony (five years ago). 

There’s always something here to inspire me.  I wrote a new poem tonight entitled, “The First Sacrifice.” 

Here are some photos taken on a long walk just before sunset:


St. Francis Sculpture (by Frederick Franck)

St. Francis Sculpture (by Frederick Franck)

Sunset over Lake at the Inn (New Harmony, Indiana)

Sunset over Lake at the Inn (New Harmony, Indiana)

New Harmony Church

New Harmony Church

All photos subject to copyright by “Featherheart”

Harmonist Labyrinth


RopeWalk 2009 – June 7-13

The weeklong summer RopeWalk Writers Retreat gives participants an opportunity to attend workshops and to confer privately with one of four prominent writers. Historic New Harmony, Indiana, site of two nineteenth-century utopian experiments, provides an ideal setting for this event with its retreat-like atmosphere and its history of creative and intellectual achievement. At RopeWalk you will be encouraged to write, not simply listen to others talk about writing. In addition, several writers will present papers or give lectures, open to all participants, on aspects of the craft of writing.

Registration deadline is before May 2nd.


For additional information, call 812/464-1863 or 800/467-8600. E-mail inquiries should be addressed to  Or go to their website for details:

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March 2009
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was chosen as
the name for
this blog
because when
I remember
to keep my
heart light as
a feather,
life is much



Jimmy Margulies
The Record
Jan 7, 2011
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