Irvine, Kentucky (Reunion)

This poem represents a little bit of the heart of a small town in Kentucky that I visited recently with Gary for his family reunion. It felt so wonderful to see the mountains again (my sister and I spent a lot of time at Grandma Hatfield’s house in McCarr.KY, with our cousins – great memories)! They are a part of my spirit and my ancestry.

Published by Carol

Carol became addicted to the cathartic and highly personal nature of poetry as a child. She has taught poetry writing and appreciation to children and adults, and has had the good fortune to serve as a poet-in-residence for Clark Elementary School in Franklin, Indiana. She has also presented poetry workshops for librarians at the Children & Young People’s Division library conferences, and was awarded “Outstanding Teaching in the Field of Poetry” by the Barbara Juster Esbensen teaching award committee. Carol’s poems have been published in anthologies, journals, and magazines such as Frogpond, Branches, The Journal of Modern Haiku, The Vision, and Cricket. Holding a B.A. in Music, Carol has performed in the U.S., Canada, and the UK. Ensembles to her credit include Shilombish, White Elk, Zionsville Flute Choir, American Crow. As well as being a vocalist, Carol also performs on silver flute, Native American style flute, bass guitar, and bass lute. Also an avid equestrian, Carol is a certified Equine Sports Massage Therapist, and loves to spend time with her mule, Andromeda.

3 thoughts on “Irvine, Kentucky (Reunion)

  1. Hi Carol…I LOVE IT! It is a beautiful poem and such a tribute to our day. It almost reads like a book…wanting to know more but then again such a beautiful ending. Your writing has such a meaningful soul. I think you must get lost in your poems and you find your way out, telling it with such depth and feeling. Where can I buy your book of poems? I love your facebook picture on the lighter side. Have been helping my daughter, April move. Last night was up til 330am. We finished up and will have more time, now. xoxofanny

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