What it is
We wonder what it is that makes us feel alive
wild geese laughing across an empty sky
a tree that rises through a rock ledge
a raised fist
the flicker of a butterfly
The small gods of the earth break my heart.
there is a silent ageless space
an unconscious disorder
the high art of marshland
Where ghosts walk
inside granite cracks
where green fungus clings
where my heart begins
finally to rest
Laurie Ludmer is a poet, dance therapist and sculptor. As a result of her career working with a wide range of older adults and her own belief in the healing power of expressive art, Laurie is dedicated to the field of “Creative Aging.” She is proud to consider herself an elder and hopes her poetry reflects some of the grace and truth she has lived. Laurie has been published in Rattle, The Prairie Journal, Jewish Currents, Poetica and On the Rusk.