Author Archives: elainereardon

About elainereardon

Poet, writer, gardener, herbalist, pottery, painting—bumping into magic, peeking around new corners.

Blueberries are Ripening

  Blueberries They were heaven—sweet food from the fairy realm. We picked along the road into  the field where three sheep watched us warily, then into the woods at the swamp. The first time mum and I picked blueberries I … Continue reading

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Early July Warms

The Rose The rose reflects in the stag’s eye. Held close drops of blood fall onto crimson petals, mix in salty tears, onto the waiting one The stag raises his head, sniffs the air. Pine needles crackle under his weight. … Continue reading

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June is for Roses

  And the Roses   Like ladies at a garden party daylilies lean slightly tipsy by steps leading into a pebbled 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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Soaking in Rio Caliente

    River Night                   We submerge into hot river water,  steam rising to meet the stars. My daughter leaves us skinny dipping  at midnight on this quiet hill. We float and swim … Continue reading

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Post D-Day, Uncle Donnie, & Rabbits

Early June’s blog about D-Day reminded me of another story dad told me about Uncle Donnie.  I was in the 7th grade, and reading  Truth is Stranger than Fiction at the kitchen table. Dad sat across from me and I asked … Continue reading

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The Cusp of Summer

The sun finally warms us. Rain, fog, and clouds have served their purpose. Wildflowers have turned my lawn into meadow,  an abundance of daisies, iris, buttercups bloom, now that spring violets, lady slipper,  and starflowers have passed. Frogs call to each … Continue reading

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D Day Stories from Childhood

    Early June brings my sister’s birthday and raises memories of D-Day. For those of you who didn’t have a dad that landed on the beaches, I’ll explain that my sister’s birthday is June 3, and D-Day quickly follows … Continue reading

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Christina & Andrew’s World​

Cushing ME. Andrew Wyeth came to Port Clyde during the summer as here grew up, because his dad, NC Wyeth had a summer home.  In time, Andrew met Betsy, who he married.  Betsy introduced Andrew to Christina and Alvaro, her brother.  The rest … Continue reading

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Thanks to Smokey Quartz Journal

This is both a print and digital literary journal, and its just out today with a couple of my poems in it. It’s laid out beatifully, so I hope you enjoy reading through it online. https://smokyquartz.org/spring-2019-issue/ Best, elaine  

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Poetry on the Radio

I’ve been fortunate to last month be reading poetry in Fitchburg MA on FATV, and last Saturday I was part of a half hour poetry show in County Louth, Ireland, Dundalk Radio.  My thanks to Dundalk Radio and to Brian Bingham … Continue reading

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