Menlo Park poets

Editor’s note: InMenlo is continuing to spotlight the work of local artists. Here is a poem from Menlo Park resident Lisa Rosenberg, who served as Poet Laureate of San Mateo County in 2017/2018.

Emails Lisa: “While sheltering-in-place, the quiet streets and arrival of spring have brought an abundance of birds and birdsong. Listening to them slows me down enough to notice choices between abundance and scarcity, presence and preoccupation, and other possibilities that surround us.”

“Offering” is from A Different Physics (© 2018, from Red Mountain Press); used with permission from the author. The book can be ordered online.

Offering

This day. This hour.
Feast of paradox,

of plentitude
in the face of how
we are taught.

Scarcity, its army
of thoughts

feeding at the seed ball
now and off again

like the junco
or the house finch
red crest and all.

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Poem from Charlotte Muse: “Last Days”

Editor’s note: To support authors with a poetic bent, we’ll be using poems from local poets from time to time on InMenlo. Last Days is from Charlotte Muse, who writes: “Sometimes I think we might be facing the end of the world in our lifetime. In this poem I was trying to imagine a sort of […]

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Poem from Lisa Rosenberg: “Space 2”

Editor’s note: InMenlo is continuing to spotlight the work of local artists. Here is a poem from Menlo Park resident Lisa Rosenberg, who served as Poet Laureate of San Mateo County in 2017/2018. Emails Lisa: “In this and other recent poems, I’m working to stretch my sense of kinship and connection — with other creatures, […]

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“Scientist poet” Lisa Rosenberg is named Poet Laureate of San Mateo County

Menlo Park resident Lisa Rosenberg will assume the position of Poet Laureate of San Mateo County on January 1, 2017. Her appointment was announced at the October 4th Board of Supervisors meeting. The Poet Laureate is a two-year position that includes a $5,000 yearly honorarium. The Poet Laureate acts as an ambassador and advocate for […]

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