Elaine is a poet, herbalist, educator, and member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators. Her chapbook, The Heart is a Nursery For Hope, published September 2016, won first honors from Flutter press as the top seller of the year. Her writing includes featured poet in the January 2017 issue of ezine, Bella, Three Drops from a Cauldron Journal and yearly anthology,, naturewriting. com, And MA Poet of the Moment. Elaine also published global curriculum through University of Massachusetts Press. She lives tucked into hillside forest in Western Massachusetts.


IMG_1529I’m a harbinger of hope–

ferns will push out from cold earth

despite winter snow

a herald of things to come–

words scrawled across the page

babies delivered into the bloodline

with eyes that seek secret corners


a harbinger of change

each season collected memories settle

as ife unfolds itself moment by moment

splashing warm raindrops in the sun.

~ Elaine Reardon