Summer Readings@the Front

Scudder Parker and Robyn Joy

PSOV members Scudder Parker and Robyn Joy at Summer Readings@The Front on June 15th. Upcoming readings July 13th and August 10th.

Summer Readings at the Front

photo by Mary Rose Dougherty

Thunk of paddle rested on gunnels

small ripples soundless to our ears

we sit beside our ordinary lives


feel the silence of our absence

our memories already gathered

to a larger memory we drift two loons

dive for bass in branches of a toppled

yellow birch as if they’ve always been here.

from Osmore Pond by Scudder Parker
published in The Mountain Troubadour 2021