Author Archives: elainereardon

About elainereardon

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

Bosque La Primavera

  Primavera Forest National Forest/ Bosque La Primavera.  There used to be a small nunnery tucked into the edge of Bosque La Primavera. Women, most often at the edge of life, found their way to this Abbess. Convent in Primavera … Continue reading

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Spring Onions

In this small town, one person bought many onion sets to plant. Too many, and offered to share. Many of us took them, and they were planted all over town. It lead to me writing this poem, set in the … Continue reading

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Earthquakes and Religion

The 1755 Cape Ann earthquake took place off the coast of the British Province of Massachusetts Bay on November 18. At between 6.0 and 6.3 on the Richter scale, it remains the largest earthquake in the history of Massachusetts. Wikipedia  … Continue reading

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April Commences

  April In the yard rivulets of water run through mud. I pick up the rake to drag mounds  of gravel back into deep tire  troughs. A warming sun shepherds in snowmelt and sap flow. Later, I look out the … Continue reading

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April Under Corona

Like so many folks, I’ve followed the news, plotted how to best buy groceries, maintain health, and not feel completely stressed at the end of the day.  A few things stand out to me as beneficial highlights.   Last Friday, … Continue reading

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March Madness

Yesterday from my window watched two adult deer and three fawns walk out of the forest to eat. Later in the day  I saw evidence of beaver snacking, found some scat ( from an animals meal, (by my foot in … Continue reading

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Lady Fate

In this time of wondering, worrying, praying, washing hands, sheltering in place and social distancing, I sometimes wonder about karma and fate.  In this time perhaps our kindness, compassion, steadiness of spirit, whatever our spiritual or religious preferences are, can help … Continue reading

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Finding Comfort at Home

We all have some special items that bring us joy or comfort, whether it be an old teapot we’ve inherited, a special pair of socks, or, this case, carpets.  These carpets remind me of my old friend, Cornelious Montgomery, who … Continue reading

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February Chill

Tonight’s snowy coldness brought this poem to mind.  Today began with rain, then snow, followed by sun and more snow, tumbled together.  The temperature has dropped now, and ice covers the snow.  I’ve just tossed a large piece of oak … Continue reading

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Camden is a small midcoast Maine town that I hadn’t visited for years. I was fortunate enough to have a writing retreat closeby in So. Thomaston ME, so I drove north to visit Camden again. This photo was taken above … Continue reading

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