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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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Gratitude is my word for the month

The Poets Voice: August 2014 by Carol Pearce Bjorlie, Rapid River Magazine Poetry Editor/Columnist My husband and I just returned from a visit to West Texas. I am grateful for Mary Oliver’s ‘wild and precious’ world. Yes, it exists in Texas. Our days were wind-dizzy; road side cactus prevalent. Flat land with hill country lay …

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The Poets Voice: July 2014

Craft Heaven by Carol Pearce Bjorlie, Rapid River Magazine Poetry Editor/Columnist 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. As I prepare to teach Crafting Words at the J. C. Campbell Folk School (August 22-24), I …

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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