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All Pikes Peak Writes

Please join us as we congratulate this year's All Pikes Peak Writes award winners! Awards will be given at the start of the event, and then you will have a chance to mingle with fellow writers.

  • When: Sun., April 23 from 2 - 3 p.m.
  • Where: Penrose Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave.
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Barbara Dimond

PPLD's current Maker/Artist in Residence, Barbara Dimond, considers herself a mixed media artist working in out of the box processes in collage, as well as paper mache. Originally from New York City, she has been living in Colorado Springs and New Mexico for her adult life. Trained as a handmade paper artist, she collects papers and fibers found, bought, and prepared. Barbara teaches art around the region and has been on the faculty of the Fine Arts Center Bemis School of Art for well over 20 years. She loves to share her artistic ideas and processes with her students. Barbara went to the City University of New York, getting a degree in art and art education. She then did her graduate work in Southwest Studies at the Colorado College.

She will be teaching classes throughout the Library District, as well as hosting studio hours at Library 21c, when you can talk to her about her work.

Fiber Fusion Collage
In this out of the box workshop, we will create heat fused fibrous collages from likely and unlikely materials. Collages can be attached to each other to make bigger pieces, as well. Learn what the secret adherent is. Colorants such a chalk and spray mists are also applied to finished pieces. All materials are supplied. Registration required. Ages 16+

Studio Hours at Library 21c
Tue., April 25 from 1 - 5 p.m.
Wed., May 3 from 2 - 6 p.m.
Wed., May 17 from 1 - 5 p.m.
Thu., June 15 from 2 - 5 p.m.

Visit PPLD's Maker/Artist in Residence page for more information about this program.

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Vote for your favorite character in Free Comic Book Day (FCBD) Sweet 16! Voting is open to all ages.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PPLD_FCBD16

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You are cordially invited to PPLD’s Book Lover’s Mixer! Join us for a groovy trip back to the 1960s and 1970s with music by Joe Uvegas! Learn how to find your next great read and register to win a Book Lovers Gift Bag! Must be present to win gift bag. Ages 18+.

  • When: Sat., April 22 from 3:30 - 5:30 p.m.
  • Where: Penrose Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave.
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Below are just some of the many free programs during April at MAKE @ East, the makerspace at East Library. For a complete list of programs, click here.

Simply Sewn Wallets
Sat., April 15 from 3 - 5:30 p.m.
Test out your sewing skills as we make oilcloth wallets. Experienced and novice sewers alike are welcome! Ages 16 and up. Registration is required. To sign up, click here.

Egg Carton Seed Starters
Wed., April 19 from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
The last frost is almost here! Start some seeds for your garden for easy transplanting when the weather is right. Ages 12 and up. No registration is required, while supplies last.

Upcycled Pet Toys
Wed., April 26 from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Stop by this month to make a new or upcycled toy for your favorite canine or feline friend, or bring in a well-loved toy in need of some TLC for new stuffing, squeakers, and repairs. Ages 12 and up. No registration is required, while supplies last.

Decoupage
April 29, 3:30-5:30 p.m.
Bring in a small box, or make one with the laser cutter. Then we will decorate it with magazine clippings, wrapping paper, or photographs to make a special creation! Ages 12 and up. Registration is required. To sign up, click here.

MAKE @ East Open Hours
Mondays: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Tuesdays: 1 - 5 p.m. and 6 - 9 p.m.
Thursdays: 6 - 9 p.m.
Fridays: noon - 5 p.m.
Saturdays: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
During Open Hours, MAKE @ East is available to work on your own projects while a trained PPLD staff member is present. Equipment and supplies are available on a first come basis. Ages 9 and up. Ages 9 - 11 must be accompanied by an adult. No registration is required.

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One Book 4 Colorado

From April 17 - May 1, any four year old can pick up a free copy of Mouse Mess by by Linnea Riley from any PPLD library. There will be English and Spanish versions available (while supplies last). Check with your local library for fun events related to this giveaway.

The Lt. Governor's office developed this state-wide initiative to emphasize the importance of early literacy and reading to children. For more info, visit http://onebook4colorado.org.

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The Teen Art Contest is for teens and by teens. Teens create the art, and teens determine the winners.

The theme for our 2017 Teen Art Show & Contest was Transformation Teens were encouraged to show us how art impacts your life, or how it transforms the world around you.

All of the artwork will be displayed at either Penrose Library, East Library, or Library 21c during the month of April. Questions? Contact Becca Phillipsen at (719) 884-9800, x6336 or rphillipsen@ppld.org.

Here are the winners!

Best in Show

"Mirror Reflection" by Aleyah B.

High School

1st Place: "My Fantasy" by Elizabeth W.
2nd Place: "Summer Sunsets" by Kaylee T.
Coordinator’s Choice: "Hands of Time" by Mary R.

Middle School

1st Place: "Transportation through Time" by Liberty H.
2nd Place: "Evolution" by Mikayla R.
Coordinator’s Choice: "Coy Fish Pond" by Kristine B.

You can view the winning works here:

2017 Teen Art Contest Winners

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A Tribute to Bob Dylan

Many of us did a double-take last fall when it was announced that the 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature had been awarded to Bob Dylan. Even Dylan, in his written acceptance speech said, “Being awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature is something I never could have imagined or seen coming.”

The Pikes Peak Poet Laureate Project and Pikes Peak Library District will celebrate poet-songwriter Bob Dylan and reinforce our strong belief that with the right resources and encouragement everyone is capable of things they may never imagine or see coming.

Poets from the Pikes Peak region will join the award-winning Americana/Folk duo, The Mitguards, and singer-songwriter Sean Anglum in reading and singing the Dylan works that we know by heart and have loved over the years. Pieces by Joan Baez and Woody Guthrie will also be featured.

Please join us in the Atrium at Library 21c on Sunday, April 23 at 2 p.m. for a stunning musical journey.

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Earth Day is April 22! Check out these green programs in April all around the Library District.

For fun tips, greening tricks, and upcoming green programs, "like" PPLD's Green Team Facebook page at facebook.com/PPLDGreenTeam.

SCRAP EXCHANGE
Sat., April 8 from noon - 4 p.m. at Cheyenne Mountain Library
In collaboration with Who Gives a SCRAP, we are holding a Scrap Exchange. Bring your unused and unwanted scrap craft material and exchange them for "tickets" to "purchase" new-to-you craft supplies! We will also have a fun craft going on, so you can take your time and check for new inventory! No registration required.

FOUND OBJECT ART!
Sat., April 8 and 15 from 2 - 4 p.m. at Penrose Library
Join us for an afternoon of making art out of everyday items! Create something to take home, or help us create a community art piece to display in the Library. All supplies will be provided, but you are welcome to bring supplies as well. Click here to register for April 8. / Click here to register for April 15.

WATER: RAIN BARRELS & YOUR WATERSHED
Sat., April 15 at 10:30 a.m. at Cheyenne Mountain Library
Join us for a virtual tour of our unique watershed! Gain valuable tips on how you can protect our water, including how to use a rain barrel! Water is our most valuable resource, it is up to each of us to care for our watershed – learn how at this fun, interactive class. Click here to register.

LEARN TO GROW: MICRO-GREENS & SPROUTS
Tue., April 18 at 6 p.m. at Library 21c
Learn what micro-greens and sprouts are and how to grow them! Everybody will leave with sprout seeds & jar. Click here to register.

TWEENS: SPRING GREENING!
Thu., April 20 and 27 at 4 p.m. at Cheyenne Mountain Library
Join us for this 2 part S.A.L.T program where we will DIG our hands into the SOIL and start a SEED library! Find out which plants are helpful to the environment! Click here to register for April 20. / Click here to register for April 27.

STINGLESS BEEKEEPING
Fri., April 21 from 11 a.m. - noon at Ute Pass Library and 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. at Manitou Springs Congregational Church
Learn how to create bee habitats and simple structures in your backyard for native bee pollinators. Mason bees are stingless bees and the very best pollinators.

REPAIR CAFÉ
Sat., April 22 from noon - 4 p.m. at Cheyenne Mountain Library
Toss it? No way! Repairing is better than recycling, saves you money, and you might learn some repair skills! Bring your broken bike, small appliance, or clothing. We'll take a look at your item, and if possible, our "fixers" will work with you to repair or mend your item. Please bring one item per person. Volunteers making repairs offer no guarantee of repairs made by them or with their assistance and are not liable if objects repaired do not work properly at home. No registration required.

UPCYCLED PET TOYS
Wed., April 26 at 6:30 p.m. at East Library
Stop by this month to make a new or upcycled toy for your favorite canine or feline friend, or bring in a well-loved toy in need of some TLC for new stuffing, squeakers, and repairs. While supplies last. Ages 12 and up.

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Check Out Colorado Backpack

Reserve your free State Parks Pass and Backpack today by clicking here!

This program is a partnership with the Colorado Department of Education, State Library, local library systems, and Colorado Parks and Wildlife. It is meant to encourage Coloradans to visit our State Parks and experience all of the great outdoor recreation that this state has to offer.

Each backpack, which checks out for one week, includes:

  • State park pass hang tag for the rear-view mirror
  • Guide to Your 42 State Parks
  • Binoculars
  • Leave No Trace™ card
  • Colorado Wildlife Guide
  • Activity ideas list
  • Colorado Trees and Wildflower Guide
  • Fishing Basics tip sheet
  • Program evaluation card

Click here for more information about this program.

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Embroidery

This four-week course will delve into two needlework techniques, Crazy Quilting and Blackwork.

Crazy Quilting was popular during the Victorian era. Crazy quilts were made from all sorts of fabrics into unrestrained designs, incorporating memorabilia. The class will spend two weeks discovering various embroidery stitches to be used while completing a personal Crazy Quilt square. Each student will complete their own square with embroidery stitches, lace, beads, and other personal memorabilia.

Blackwork is a needlework technique that was popular during the Tudor era. Repetitive geometric patterns are used to create the design. The class will spend the final two weeks working on a blackwork sampler.

Registration is required for this four-week course. To sign up, click here. This class is for ages 18+. Supplies will be provided.

  • When: Wed., April 5, 12, 19, and 26 from 1 - 4 p.m.
  • Where: Library 21c, 1175 Chapel Hills Dr.
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You will never know a warm winter blooming into stone—the thousand levitating stars shedding their loose light

into morning or the way the sun is born blind—moves like warm fingertips across a child’s face.

You will never know the sound of A minor turning into G—the silence between those two points caving like a human spine

into a question mark & you will never be able to name the current president or the dark horse of a team making

their way to the Super Bowl—the day your son got married, the way he stood at the edge of the ocean, the atmosphere

melting behind him, his lips tilting into a smile. Yesterday, a woman out on probation plowed her SUV into a man

& 3 children. The woman could have been you, but it wasn’t you & you will never remember the years I took the spark plugs

from your car to save that man & 3 children—how I hid my keys & wallet at the bottom of the piano bench—the piano

I never played or knew how to play—the sheet music that made no sense, a random series of meaningless dots & horizontal lines—

I will never tell you of the rorschach blotched stars of sunlight bouncing off the inlet outside—their way of hypnotizing a human being if you stare for too long—or the morning after Christmas when the snow baptized the dunes & you & your sister slid

head-first into the numb arms of the Atlantic. You won’t remember me—too busy trying to still the earthquake in my hands—the fog

twistingaround my head—busy inhaling—busy forgetting—busy in my dark 1 room apartment w my dirty hair—blinds drawn

my back slumped—scavenging the carpet for a rogue pill—a flesh of ash—a dust of magic.

Meanwhile—a broken heart continues to invent its own vocabulary from a sleepless night—

a stilted crane tiptoes through the marsh outside as if the whole world should shift under its weight—

& I will sit at that damn piano & begin to play—not knowing where my fingertips are going—where I might end up

when no one is listening—each note—a shape willing itself alive in my hands.

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It is so
for all
who are
born of the Spirit—
soul-stirred
& sound-starved
for an unremembered Name—

whispering tides
wrangle a swelling ocean
ropes chime
above a chamber of sailboats
wings whoosh-rustle
in a murmured flight of starlings.

The Wind blows
where it chooses—
whether it moves as air
or air moves it—
it pirouettes as emptiness
in darkness—
it waltzes against the crawl—
of now.

I imagine all the prayers
swept under the pews
where the sermon is
served on a blank piece
of bread &
my ghost—
bathing in the spectral lines
of a hydrogen atom
finds a noose seductive
like that single blush of rain
in a hanging sky—

I would scour
a sea
to surface
that lifeless body—
drag all
the Atlantic
to find that corpse—

—just to breathe
a sigh of relief
that it
is not
my own.

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Join us for these free classes at Library 21c, 1175 Chapel Hills Dr. Registration is required.

Home Buying Basics
This class covers everything you need to know, step by step, from speaking with a lender to closing on your new home. In this class Don will cover property searches, making an offer strategies, negotiation tactics, forms, contracts, and processes such as inspections and appraisal. He will also provide tips on things you should and should not do and things to be wary of during your home buying process.

Home Selling Basics
This class covers the basics of selling your home. It will provide you with information such as the listing contract, disclosure forms, preparing your home to sell, pricing your home (how the market talks to you about the price of your home), staging, and marketing. It also covers what to look for in the contract when receiving an offer from a buyer and negotiating that offer. Other subjects covered will be the home inspection, inspection objection and resolution, appraisals, and potential stumbling blocks on the way to closing the sale of your home.

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East Coding Club

Have you ever wondered what makes computer programs run? Ever wanted to make a fun program or learn how to make a game?

Learn the basics of how to code!

In this club, teens and tweens (ages 9-18 only) can learn to code at their own pace as we explore different programs and concepts. We'll begin with a lesson series that teaches the basics of javascript. This club is self-guided, so everyone can learn at their own pace.

Space is limited to the first 12 teens/tweens to show up, but registration is not required!

Join us for the East Coding Club (teens and tweens) in the East Library Computer Lab 2nd & 4th Fridays of each month from 4-5 p.m.

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Have you ever wondered what makes computer programs run? Ever wanted to make a fun program or learn how to make a game?

Learn the basics of how to code!

In this club, all ages can learn together to code at their own pace as we explore different programs and concepts. This club is self-guided, so everyone can learn at their own pace.

Join us on the 2nd Thursday of each month from 4-5 p.m. in MAKE at Library 21c.

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Do you know what it is to be starved for yourself? How long has it been since you tasted the place where you've come from--the place where you are Known and not simply Seen? What does Home even smell like?

My home smells like tangerines and briney water, like patchouli and salt from the sea--it's humid like sticky days in sundresses--like coffee and scrapple in the morning--like red wine and a crab cakes at night--like oceans of remembered mountains ancient before me, my appreciation relevant, but arrogant adolescent insult nonetheless--

Have you ever needed to go back to the city or the farm or the grocery or the diner that you came from?

This is the After. After you've tasted the cuisines of a thousand cultures--after the blend and spice of a thousand places--after you know when Want becomes Need and it is time to become familiar with what is Wholly Comfortable and life-giving and nurturing again--when you know it is time to go Home--

And then again--there is no certain way of knowing.

There's only the option to decide--

--and once you decide to follow through.

Peace---
SMP

Transformation
is all the ugly that comes
before we learn to butterfly—
dark cocoons precede dappled wings—
Huddled and damp
I pushed my way out
of our relationship.
I navigated doubt and desire
until I decided
to love you
with all of my intelligence.
I had an idea of myself
that was no longer true &
I could no longer sacrifice joy
to prevent myself from becoming
the woman I must next be—
Sometimes
we put up a good fight and lose.
Sometimes
we can only choose to let go.
Acceptance
is a small dark room—
simplicity & ordinary places
undone dishes & mismatched socks—
bearing witness to the locks we’ve used
to gate hate each other
into isolation—
Acceptance
is starting at the essential &
ending up there too—
it is the gentlest voice commanding
we acknowledge what is true:
You could not convince me to love you
the way you wanted me to.
We don’t always do the right thing
on the way to righteousness.
Being honorable is inconvenient—
having to look you in the eyes &
take it straight to the chin—
I broke my own heart
to stop fucking with your head.
Forgiveness isn’t cotton candy carousels—
it is carnival coffins colliding
in not so fun house hearts.
It is hard to have a conflicting set of emotions—
but it’s not as hard as I pretended it was.
We are the cracked pot
in the garden
we are growing from.
You have sustained my chrysanthemum—
defrosted my marigold—
watered every tearful snowdrop in winter.
You have loved me best
with a generous, hard, true,
right kind of love—

We were once.
And that is (not) all.
Remember while letting go—

Wanting to leave was enough.

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The Friends of the Pikes Peak Library District have chosen the 2017 winners of the Frank Waters and Golden Quill awards for excellence in writing. They will be honored at a luncheon on April 29 at the Antlers Hotel.

Frank Waters winner

Popular and award-winning Western mystery writer C.J. Box is the winner of the 2017 Frank Waters Award and will be the keynote speaker at the event. The award is given annually to a writer who exemplifies the spirit and literary excellence of the late local author. Frank Waters, nominated multiple times for the Nobel Prize for Literature, wrote the “Pike’s Peak” trilogy and several groundbreaking books about native Americans.

Box is the No. 1 New York Times bestselling author of more than 20 novels, including the Joe Pickett series. He has won the Edgar Alan Poe Award for Best Novel (Blue Heaven, 2009) as well as the Anthony Award, Prix Calibre 38 (France), the Macavity Award, the Gumshoe Award, the Barry Award, and the 2010 Mountains & Plains Independent Booksellers Association Award for fiction. He was recently awarded the 2016 Western Heritage Award for Literature by the National Cowboy Museum. His novels have been translated into 27 languages. Open Season, Blue Heaven, Nowhere To Run, and The Highway have been optioned for film and television. More than 10 million copies of his novels have been sold in the U.S. alone. In March 2016, Off The Grid debuted at No. 1 on the New York Times bestseller list.

Box is a Wyoming native and has worked as a ranch hand, surveyor, fishing guide, a small town newspaper reporter and editor, and he owned an international tourism marketing firm with his wife, Laurie.

An avid outdoorsman, Box has hunted, fished, hiked, ridden and skied throughout Wyoming and the mountain West. He served on the Board of Directors for the Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo and currently serves on the Wyoming Office of Tourism Board.

Golden Quill winner

Manitou Springs artist Charles Rockey is the winner of the 2017 Golden Quill award, given to a local author for either a body of work or a single exceptional publication. His 2016 book, “Love Songs from Middle Times Echoed through Illuminations and Fables,” is packed with illustrations and original stories by him and other local writers. He and daughter Hannah Rockey compiled the work, which is already a collector’s item.

A familiar figure in Manitou, Rockey is best known for his art – paintings and whimsical sculptures that are reminiscent of the characters from J.R.R. Tolkien. The book is the culmination of 15 years of work, and includes 115 stories and more than 150 of Rockey’s illustrations – most of the originals lost in a flood several years ago.

Frank Waters and Golden Quill Awards Luncheon

The awards will be presented at a noon luncheon on Saturday, April 29, at the Antlers Hotel, 4 S. Cascade Ave. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. Cost is $35 per person or $250 for a table of eight and includes luncheon and a program. Complimentary parking will be provided and the authors will sign copies of their books afterward.

To register for the event online, visit http://ppld.thankyou4caring.org/frank-waters-friends. To register by mail, with a check (and names of your guests, if buying a table), send the appropriate amount to: PPLD Friends, 5550 N. Union Blvd., Colorado Springs, CO 80918. For more information, call (719) 231-7202.

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Linda Smith

PPLD's Maker/Artist in Residence for March /April 2017 was Linda Smith, an artist and art educator who started a non-profit while living in Kigali, Rwanda, called the “TEOH Project”, which provides cameras and art classes to children in Rwanda, Ghana and Bronx NY. She has been commissioned by the UN to provide photographic classes to survivors and former perpetrators of the 1994 genocide in Rwanda. She earned her BA from Syracuse University an MA in Communications at Goldsmith College at the University of London and an MFA from the University of Connecticut. Her work has been exhibited in the United Nations, embassies, and universities.

Visit PPLD's Maker/Artist in Residence page for more information about this program.

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This has been the longest sort of a short month—and I hope you have had time to be alone, but not much time lonely. We celebrated this month with Joe Hutchinson—the Colorado state poet laureate. Several local poets, including past laureates Price Strobridge, Janice Gould, and Jim Ciletti read their own poems and “Oh! The purple of it all…”
It was a celebration of Valentine’s day in the shadows of Pikes Peak. Sometimes we prefer our own company to anyone else’s and sometimes we are able to revel in shared intimacy with others. Love is transitional and changing and a choice—let us all attempt to be more charitable, truthful, and merciful with ourselves and with all those we encounter along the way.

—SMP

[You will find Susan's poem "Dreaming DE" in her hand in the images attached below]

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Join our informal Spanish conversation group, including intermediate-advanced students and native speakers. It is not an instructional time and no English is spoken during the meetings. It is an opportunity to enjoy and practice speaking and learn casually from more experienced speakers. The group welcomes new participants as well as ideas for activities or topics of discussion.

Where: East Library, 5550 N. Union Blvd.
When: Thursdays, 1:30 - 3 p.m.

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It is the middle of winter and I am back east at my cottage on a northern most cove of the Chesapeake Bay on the eastern shore of Maryland. I would love to diagram that sentence. It is snowing and the stillness is tangible for the geese have gone quiet. This home is under the migratory pattern of so many birds—but the Snow Geese, the Canada Geese, and the Starlings are my favorite. It’s best to put seed out just before dawn and just at dusk to draw the most curious creatures. There is a squirrel I adore—he’s a wee thing I call Reepicheep as he is spry and has no tail. He’s been here the whole year and hasn’t grown much bigger…but he certainly is quick. It’s a different world at sea level. It’s been sunless and dreary and cold—but there is peace. There is quiet. There is the constant variation of tides swelling in and out. There are journals and there are pens and there is curriculum to be written. There is a fire, red wine, and my dog. Winter is a time of underground and rejuvenation and rest—and I wish you all the best hibernation.

Dreaming Delaware

I went to the top of a mountain—
collected shooting stars in an old cigar box— laid them at the foot of your bed last night fireflies at midnight a night light to keep you company—

I quiet wondered if silence
tells stories of questions
& kisses

I swung pendulum triplet counts
from tree-swing orchestrations—
skinny-dipped
swam striations
—a soul filled with sentiments—
sediment on insomnia’s spiral pathways
to the shores of Delaware
where ocean sneezes tickled
the bottoms of our pants
& sleep was something
adding brushstrokes
to our kisses—

You looked up at
a polka-dot explosion of sky—
saw a star with a slight shade of blue
& named it after my skin—
I wore short curly hair
& you held a holster for my lips on your jaw—

I picked up a seashell
the color of coming dawn
& held it at my ear
as silver dolphins poked heads up from waves & carried the wish I made to deeper waters—

Keep me.

We dove into the ocean
where freedom beat so strongly
baptizing us in salt water
and fishes clapping—

We tried to keep waking at bay
as long as we could
while the pesky neighbor of morning
crashed the party
& heaven played an encore
with the moon—

The sunlight wrapped around your smile
& I haven’t kissed anything as holy since— my lips still taste of salt & wonder & I will never let you go…

I woke
& saw us the next day
& the day after that
& thirty years from now
finishing each others’ sentences
in the middle of silence,
questions,
& kisses.

Believe me when I tell you—
you are here
when I am washing my hands
in the porcelain sink—
silver dolphins spilling from the faucet— back in Delaware for a brilliant fleeting moment—

Your name is just underneath my tongue
& with every line I can taste you.

You left a love letter on my body—
the note I’d withheld from myself—
the one you took
for safe keeping—

& if you’re ever dreaming—
walking that sacred place again
where seagulls become protectors
& sand a layer of skin—
if through your closed eyes
you think of my palm in your hand—
you will hear my wishing voice
in the last waves—
in the last seashells buried on the beach— whispering a promise—

Forever.

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Poet JOY SAWYER will be the guest speaker for Poetry West’s workshop, Deep Play: a Poetry Romp, from 10 to Noon Saturday, February 4, at Hooked on Books bookstore, 12 East Bijou, downtown. HOB doors will open at 9:30. The workshop is open and free to all but reservations are suggested, call (719) 419-7660. Easy parking is $1 all day Saturday in the City Garage right around the corner from HOB.

Poet and naturalist Diane Ackerman wrote, “the spirit of deep play is spontaneity, discovery, and being open to new challenges.” Who knows this better than the poet? Sawyer plans a playful writing workshop to “exercise several ‘poetic muscles,’ and explore ways to nurture more joy and freedom in our creative work.”

Joy Sawyer’s poetry appears in Books & Culture, Christianity & Literature, LIGHT Quarterly, Lilliput Review, New York Quarterly, Ruminate, St. Petersburg Review, The Bacon Review, Volta, and others. Her book of poems is Tongues of Men and Angels (White Violet Press, 2016).
Joy received her MA from New York University, where she won the Herbert Rubin Award for Outstanding Creative Writing. She teaches at Lighthouse Writers Workshop in Denver.

PR Contact, Jim Ciletti, (719) 419-7660
Books@hob3918.net

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Books, Beer, & ____

PPLD and Bristol Brewing Company are collaborating with a different local community organization each month for our Books, Beer, & ____ book club.

More information coming soon on the next book, organization, and date

Registration is required for this free event. To sign up, call (719) 633-6278.

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Drawing and Painting

Bring your creativity to this monthly gathering. Bring whatever project you are working on and work in a group setting. Local artist and instructor Deb Ross will be on hand to help inspire.

Supplies will not be provided. Registration is not required.

  • When: Last Thursday of each month from 2 - 4 p.m.
  • Where: Library 21c, 1175 Chapel Hills Dr.
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