Notes from the Hill

I have a place on the coast in Northern California.  It refreshes, replenishes my creative spirit.  Notes from the Hill consists of images from my journals over the years.  When I journal there, my words often compose images which in turn become poems.  For the next several posts, I plan to share some of my photographs and images from the hill.


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Grass Lessons

We all bend like separate

blades of grass in the sunset.


But watch.


We do not all sway

in the same direction.

Each row follows

a secret inner rhythm,

a grass course,

grass direction,

the inner-life learned

in tall spring and

remembered through winter.

      Janice DeRuiter Eskridge © 1998


About Winding Stream Press

Janice DeRuiter Eskridge, M.F.A. is a poet who worked for over a decade as a poet-teacher for California Poets in the Schools. Helen Shoemaker, Ph.D. L.M.F.T. is a university professor who teaches in the areas of child development and counseling. She is also a therapist in private practice.
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