Category Archives: Oregon

Is There Beauty in all Struggle?

A poem from my recent Oregon trip to teach at the Oregon Poetry Association conference. Best part of the trip was three days with my sister hiking and kayaking in the Cascade Mountains.  Here is a poem that came from … Continue reading

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Plunge into winter

Plunge into winter by Dawn Anderson Plunge into winter Shake off the stink of summer and log those snowy miles. Whether it is knee deep in cascade fluff on snow shoes or ditch banging on snowmobile in da UP. Snow … Continue reading

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The Long Trek home

The long trek home from Oregon to Wisconsin The little ’96 Honda purring down the road through the deep green gorge of Oregon glancing at kite surfers who flip over white caps as the windmill dotted cliffs look down. through … Continue reading

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We are Sea

We are sea Standing at the mouth of the ocean, who treated me with a gray whale, I let the waves flow to me, touch me, bathe my feet in cooling water. Salt and water, energy and motion, the structures … Continue reading

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Adventure 101

Have adventures in life, stretch yourself, depart from routine, and bust out of old paradigms. Adventure 101 Inspiration Boy and Sunshine-all-the-time-Girl went for a walk wearing high-heeled kinky boots and a dreamweaver coat. They ate Dutch masters’ landscapes with katsup … Continue reading

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Only shift

Processing my move from Oregon to Wisconsin. No matter where I am, there is always someone to miss. Yes this is a photo from in my car. You can see a bit of my co-pilot behind the shifter. He is … Continue reading

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Road-rager

I actually had a road rager, who thought I should have slowed rather than sped up to let him on the freeway, follow me until i started taking lots of turns to elude him. Compassion welled inside of me for … Continue reading

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