Thank you Grass Roots Books and Corvallis Poets!

Impressions of a leaf

Concrete poem of a pressed leaf, clothed in its springtime green.

This poem was just featured on the website of our local Corvallis, Oregon bookstore, Grass Roots Books and Music (click the link below).

http://www.grassrootsbookstore.com/april-poetry-month-2013-community-submissions

I submitted it for their Poem A Day e-mails, but they had an overwhelming number of submissions and could not run all of them. However, they were kind enough to present more poems on their website once National Poetry Month ended. I cannot say how honored I feel to be included in the mix of a very talented and artistic community, especially since I just moved here 2 months ago. I’d also like to thank Grass Roots Books for hosting the 2nd annual Poetry Open Mic night on April 30th. It was a great way to conclude National Poetry Month and made me appreciate the creative spirit of Corvallis poets even more. Thank you, local poets, for unfurling your soul. Your spoken word played like music humming melodically in my ears.

About tyler4turtles

I am an avid photographer, poet, ecologist, bookworm, blogger, art enthusiast and runner who calls Montana home but lives in Oregon.
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8 Responses to Thank you Grass Roots Books and Corvallis Poets!

  1. this is brilliant! Form–content–format. I am shared to FB! I am “pressing” this between pages of ethernet…:) Really just great stuff.

    • Thank you, Charron! I appreciate you sharing my poem on Facebook. This kind gesture coupled with your thoughtful words really made my day! Keep up the great work on your beautiful and inspirational blog 🙂
      Cheers,
      Tyler

  2. whoops: “sharing”..:)

  3. kiwiskan says:

    I don’t usually enjoy ‘shaped’ poetry – but yours are lovely

    • Thank you! I appreciate your kind words. Concrete poetry didn’t really ‘hit’ me until I started playing around with it two months ago. Before then, I had only been a dabbler, but now I try to imagine almost every silhouette I see in nature as a shape poem. I live to challenge my brain and shape perceptions of things 🙂 Hope you are having an excellent day, my friend!
      Cheers,
      Tyler

  4. Great little piece! Love the words and the shape.

    • Thank you! I appreciate you taking the time to comment and your kind words. You have a beautiful and informative blog that I am now following. I spent 6 months living outside Chicago and was appalled to see all the trash strewn along and in the Des Plaines River. It disturbed me to see human sloth and filth reach such epic proportions. We must do everything we can to keep Nature pristine and out of harms way of pollution and other human refuse. Thank you for bringing this issue front and center in your blog! Hope you are having a great day 🙂
      Cheers,
      Tyler 🙂

      • It’s funny how things work sometimes. I’m attending a conference in Kansas City and picked up the USA Today newspaper as I walked in. I had just read your poem. I opened the paper to find an article proclaiming the death of the poem “Trees”. A simple yet powerful poem. So now I’ve read two really nice nature poems this morning. On another note, I attended college in Corvallis back in the day. Such a pretty and clean place. You are lucky to live there!

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