Author Archives: elainereardon

About elainereardon

Poet, writer, gardener, herbalist, beginner artist- pottery, painting—communing with Spirits of the Forest and Field, bumping into magic, peeking around new corners.


Thanksgiving Sleep and stillness cling to my eyes. morning light trickles through pine branches into the kitchen where yeast has raised  soft pillows of dough overnight. I slide the fragrance of warm yeast into the waiting oven. I kept the … Continue reading

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The Last Leaves

The leaves have held on tighter and longer this year. Even some maples are still dressed. Perhaps the high amount of rain we’ve had has helped the  trees hold onto their leaves longer.  Moss Brookis overflowing now and the vernal … Continue reading

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    November seems to descend from the heavens, dropping a curtain of longer twilight. November drops the curtain on color and light here in New England.  It’s dark by supper time, and still dark in the morning. The sun slants differently, … Continue reading

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Just before Halloween

Many thanks to Oklahoma Pagan Quarterly for publishing one of my poems in this newest edition– just hitting the stores now.

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Samhain journal

Three Drops in a Cauldron journal has just published one of my poems in their Samhain edition. It’s free and available online. Three Drops from a Cauldron: Samhain 2018

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Ancestors on Samhain

Hallowed Eve On this hallowed night, I make ready for visitors, wash the linen tablecloth,  light candles inside carved pumpkins, set a basket of green apples  from the gnarled tree that stands in front of the house. Thick creamy milk … Continue reading

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Book Review — The Heart is a Nursery for Hope

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Thanks To Nature Writing

Two poems will be published by Ron Harton, at soon.  They’ll publisher on October 25,  and All the Earth  November 1.        

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The last warmth of october

And the Roses   Like ladies at a garden party daylilies lean –slightly tipsy  by steps leading into a  courtyard.   Sprays of scarlet roses droop and invite my nose to press in I inhale, the bees have nothing on … Continue reading

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October Settles In

We haven’t had a frost in this northern corner of Massachusetts, so some plants continue to flounder along, happy enough except for the lack of sun Tomatoes have stopped growing and even the kale sits waiting for the picking.  Only the … Continue reading

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