“It is spring again. The earth is like a child that knows poems by heart.” — Rainer Maria Rilke  What sets  the spring-blue sky’s poetic meter?   Yellow daisies, ladybugs,  rosebuds, butterflies, and lazy,  breezy, dreamy afternoons. —C.L. Fisher, April 2022 Unless otherwise indicated, all writings and images are the work of C.L. Fisher andContinue reading “Syncopation”

A Crimson Remembrance

We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,… — from *In Flanders Fields by John McCrae The lime from fallen mortar, a remnant from when too many  young men died fighting another war that became remembrance, fed the poppies in Flanders Fields, and the red, a deep red tinged in black, in rows and rows ofContinue reading “A Crimson Remembrance”


“Do you know what I think Mayflowers are, Marilla? I think they must be the souls of the flowers that died last summer, and this is their heaven.”  ― L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables A mighty peace I carry, images stitched together one memory  at a time,  calm places  I go to when everythingContinue reading “Retreats”

A Poet’s Release

Unraveling words that speak, an exhalation that saves me before suffocating in the thick folds of life…what  I can’t escape becomes like woolen drapes enclosing a cramped space, and I stare into  that darkness until some part of me breaks, a release that pulls me out into the airy translucence of sun where all poetryContinue reading “A Poet’s Release”

Blank Page

This empty space, a white light reminding  me to write something,  express some thought,  forge a poem by linking  words to form an image,  evoke a memory,  connect emotion  to some bright spot  of my everyday,  but this morning  the curser blinks  incessantly,  and I sit, uninspired,  and that becomes my only offering. —C.L. Fisher,Continue reading “Blank Page”


Poetry is an echo asking a shadow to dance. — Carl Sandburg There are poets because pain and joy are intangible  but real, manifestations  that can sometimes  sound like mud or feel like purple. —C.L. Fisher, March 2021 Unless otherwise indicated, all content, including writing and images, are the work of C.L. Fisher and mayContinue reading “Poets”