Thanks to all who contributed to the arts festival community poem!
Art on Cullers Run 2022
Some of us in the car had doubt.
Look, Ma! A steel chicken!
Even our dog stares mesmerized.
We press on to more unknowns.
Winding country roads lead to artists
who answer questions.
I realized my work was going “dark”––
so I moved on to the next project.
When you think you’ve gone too far
and you’ve missed it, keep on going.
I painted my way out of darkness.
Traveling with the long-skirted wind
that walks these hills.
Escape from solitude into community.
20 years in this place, don’t I know that face?
Even narrow roads widen horizons.
The view makes the coffee taste better.
On the hottest days, the art is cool.
Tranquility in bird songs, simple words,
lasting friendships. The light show
of fireflies luminous. Newlyweds
on a minimoon. Beautiful art
feeds the soul wherever we go.
Everyone here is on the same page.
The web of life, continually rewoven.
~ voices of poetry table visitors, arranged by Charise Hoge