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The Poets Voice: December 2014

Winter Light by Carol Pearce Bjorlie, Rapid River Magazine Poetry Editor/Columnist We are in the time of Phos hilaron, gracious light. Evening’s phosphorescence through skeletal trees arrives around 5:15. This light stuns, dazzles, illuminates. Do I love the day’s first light, or last light best? I can’t choose. I do know that when the sun …

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The Poets Voice: November 2014

Bravo Soulspeak! by Carol Pearce Bjorlie, Rapid River Magazine Poetry Editor/Columnist Soulspeak was happening at The Rainbow Mountain School auditorium on State St. the last Saturday of September. There were too many empty seats! Where were you? This is a wonderful new venue for the Word. Congratulations to the school on their new performance space, …

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The Poets Voice: October 2014

Cock-A Doodle by Carol Pearce Bjorlie, Rapid River Magazine Poetry Editor/Columnist The roosters made me do it. Before “the cream of my brain has risen to the top” (as Virginia Woolf put it) my nest of pillows still warm, come the strangled cries. No one taught this bird the complete tune. It is “cock-a-doodle-do.” This …

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The Poets Voice: September 2014

Sky Writing by Carol Pearce Bjorlie, Rapid River Magazine Poetry Editor/Columnist It’s all because of clouds. Poets can’t help themselves. The names of clouds are poetry: Cirro-cumulus, Cumulo-nimbus, Nimbo-stratus, for example. Cirro means wisps of hair, the highest clouds. Cumulo means puffy, or heaped clouds, thunder-heads. (The kind I conjure teddy bears from.) Thin wisps …

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Carol Pearce Bjorlie

Carol Pearce Bjorlie, the poet behind the cello, is a monthly columnist.

“I want to meet you all, writers, dreamers, readers and listeners. We need each other.” Contact Carol by e-mail to thepoetsvoicerr@yahoo.com