Leap Day, 2020

Un Río, Muchas Voces

One River, Many Voices,  Clark County confluence:

“The Columbia River is the fourth largest river in the continental United States. Seven hundred seventy-one (771) of its 1,243 miles flow through the State of Washington, descending south from the Canadian Rockies and eventually turning westward to create much of the border between Washington and Oregon. For millennia, Native peoples have called its banks home, developing a way of life in sync with the river’s energy, beauty and power. The path of the river represents a confluence of waters, of memory, of languages and ways of life, of human exploration and exploitation, of ecological upheaval, and of change and possibility.”

– Claudia Castro Luna, Washington State Poet Laureate

https://www.rivervoiceswa.com/about

https://www.rivervoiceswa.com/clark-county

Imbolc 2020

Imbolc is the halfway point between Winter Solstice and Spring Equinox.

With heavy rain in the Pacific Northwest, and heavy sorrow in the world,

we turn to the beauty of the Trilliums and Snowdrops

emerging through the rain-soaked earth, the Varied Thrush

reminding us it still may snow, and the enormous flocks of geese and waterfowl

beginning new migration patterns.

This midpoint of winter is a time to step into our intentions,

offer art and poetry, compassion and kindness in our troubled world.

With much gratitude for a Winter 2020 Centrum Artist Residency. https://centrum.org/