poetry Tag

[caption id="attachment_8222" align="alignright" width="207"]Some of the beautiful flowers grown in our gardens The beautiful campus of the Folk School inspires the writer in all of us.[/caption] The cusp: a potter at her wheel, wood turner at his bench, weaver and loom, blacksmith and forge, fiddler and fiddle, glass-maker and fire, writer and page. Craft communities are small heavens open to ordinary and extraordinary people. As I prepare to teach Crafting Words at the J. C. Campbell Folk School (Aug. 22 - 24) I am drawn to what unites artists. How does a poet meet a photographer? With awe and respect. We share ideals: perseverance, attentiveness, desire, delight, despair, communication, and the ability to acknowledge the muse and at times, let her have her way.