Category Archives: Peggy Shumaker

SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: THE BURDEN OF LIGHT

from THE BURDEN OF LIGHT: POEMS ON ILLNESS AND LOSS Edited by Tanya Chernov Selected Poems From the Anthology By Sivan Butler-Rotholz: ELEGY FOR THE STILL LIVING: FATHER CANNOT STAND STILL [My father taught me] every time you breathe in, … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: TOUCAN NEST BY PEGGY SHUMAKER

FROM TOUCAN NEST Poems of Costa Rica By Peggy Shumaker STRANGLER FIG Cousins, then, the myriad orchids of the mist forest and this towering strangler fig. Both start tenuous life as stowaways tossed aside by wind or wing dropped without … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: PEGGY SHUMAKER

BEYOND WORDS, THIS LANGUAGE By Peggy Shumaker The morning I was born                        you held my hand. The morning you died                        I held your hand. What’s left                        to forgive? Today’s poem appears in Gnawed Bones (Red Hen Press, 2010), and appears … Continue reading

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