Author Archives: Winding Stream Press

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.

Dying Green-The beginning of an irreverent series on growing old

Dying Green Should be a serious event. Unexpectedly, It isn’t Yesterday we bought a plot For my spouse Right next to me On a hill overlooking A meadow shouting green And a forest singing wind. This morning he says, “You … Continue reading

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Iphoneography-A Gift of Being Slow

While my spouse throws balls for our busy herder, I walk around the park and enjoy the gifts that nature creates for my phone handy camera. Early Spring and Cow Talk Late Spring-A Tree Frames a Meadow  

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Hana Rain

Purple skies at moonrise Plum near to dark Rain clear floating  Grapes on water Drenched in laughter Walk to room through New sprung rivers In Hana nothing matters But green rioting all day Weather that paints the sky And love, … Continue reading

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The Long Lapse or How an Imagination Took a Leave of Absence

Several things made my imagination go awry.  At the beginning of the lapse, my mind was consumed by the events that seemed to have America on a strange and sliding path.   I felt I had a front row seat … Continue reading

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An Emu Laying in the Grass

an Emu laying in the grass   Gives his weight to the earth his body lies on the soft green grass of spring it is this complete giving of himself: to the moment, the grass the just born spring that … Continue reading

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Hana Sunrise

Hana meditation Birds an expansion Of sound Breeze saturates Your skin      a calm Hana morning Janice DeRuiter Eskridge 2017

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Mystery of Cats

  Who can know the mind of a cat? Trying, we watch them. Do their eyes give a clue? Intent, they notice us. Eyes slanted or open wide, do they, witch like, alter reality?   Or are their eyes simply … Continue reading

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An Interrupted Journey

Life traveled on in its normal daily path until one day it didn’t.  One minute I was in the emergency room for abdominal pain.  The next minute I had surgery.  I woke up in a hospital room a few days … Continue reading

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Bay Bridge Oakland to San Franciso and Back Again-A Study through the Windshield

September float in air inside a suspended tent except   the old bridge diminished yet it anchors travelers to earth Shot with an  iphone 4s afternoon shadows lead us back wind clear air creates a fairy path over the bay … Continue reading

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Through the Windshield- A Skystudy

Lime Ridge, Walnut Creek iphone 4s skylght a vast bowl clouds a drift of images shifting changing tracking Freeway iphone 4s seasons trapped in time yet freed when the bowl shakes and winter crowds into summer Lime Ridge iphone 6s rain … Continue reading

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