All posts tagged “creative writing

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we hold these seeds [poem]

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A Wild Hymn – a poem

a wild hymn  Their footprints gather around the stone.  The ancient birthburial ground.  The place hidden among the lindens.   It’s as if I can see them here, women in the woodland; knelt in prayer, anointed, weaving, drumming through the centuries.  Maybe         … Read More

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Salmon Bodies

flash fiction We go upstream, against the flow of salmon bodies throwing themselves on the rocks. They are spawning in spite of the ruins. Resilience was something I learned first from my mother and my father, through her table loom and his greenhouse. I learn… Read More

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Alaskan Salt

I have always liked the feeling of being cradled by mountains. This is something I have told you, when I was frightened in a ceaselessly flat desert, but this is something you have forgotten. It is summer. I find that I also like the feeling of… Read More

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Two Dreams

I. My mother can’t be bothered to go outside – Dad is asking her to come out, out of the house. “Come and see this sunset,” he says. It’s the brightest and most vibrant sunset he has ever seen, he says. It’s falling perfectly behind the… Read More