Poet Nancy Rose visited the February meeting of Montana Women Writers and read three of her poems to our gathering. I enjoyed her haunting cadence and choice of words so much I asked Nancy if I could share one of her poems on our blog. She kindly agreed. but then I had a terrible dilemma. Oh my, which one do I choose? I opened her book and began reading. This is the one I finally chose after a nice time in a comfy chair dwelling on her words.
Hey, firelight music
Your playful beat says get up and dance
Move my body so freely
Every creak and groan is gone
Drum vibrations moving through me
Taking me out of my body
Into a wide night sky.
I’ve been wanting all summer
To climb into the Big Dipper
And swim all night in the star pool
Backstroking with the northern lights
I would come back
Resplendent in moonlight
This is the start of her author blurb on the back cover. Nancy Rose is a rare flower of the Kentucky hills.
Nancy now makes Montana her home. Her website is www.NancyRoseMT.com
At our meeting we also had Constance See give us a talk about how to pose for pictures. This is some of Montana Women Writers outside practicing.