When we first met
we were surging toward separate shores.
When did we start moving to the music of the water?
Was it while propped
against the headboard of our bed,
books resting in our laps?
Or fingering figures on each other’s backs
before falling asleep?
From The Lure of the Ordinary, a poem by Ute Carson
Ute Carson’s poetry chapbook “Folding Washing” is about her own life experiences. You will encounter stories of friends, relationships, nostalgia and the power of her present life. Intense emotions, reflections and thoughts are all woven into her poetry.
Her life will likely resonate with yours because her themes are universal.
Two of the poems that appear in this collection were published in the Southern Pacific Review:
Ute Carson’s poem “A Tangled Nest of Moments” won second place in the Eleventh International Poetry Competition in 2012 ( First Writer).
Another poet I would love to recommend is Leila Fortier. Her poetry is breathtaking and profound. She has published her poems in a vast array of literary magazines and anthologies. In 2007 she published the anthology A World of Love: Voices for Carmen to support victims of domestic violence. In 2010 she composed a photo book to support the education of impoverished kids in India.
I will leave links to some of her poems published by online literary journals.
And now I'm off to prepare our vegetarian lasagna. No turkey for us.