Happenings on Mountain Road

100 Day Art Challenge Began October 1st

As I begin the third month of my 100 Day Art Challenge, the inspiration that I had hoped for continues in a contiguous fashion, swimmingly, like salmon that slide upstream to a sense of home. My home is where creativity can count backwards and forwards simultaneously. Then I can be happy.

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Richard’s Corner

You’re invited to the Placitas Solstice Reading on December 21, 2019

I don’t celebrate New Year’s Eve, in the South Valley, we just try to avoid the bullets in the sky.

For the past 10 years, I celebrate the close of the year on Solstice Day at the Presbyterian Church in Placitas, New Mexico.

Each year, the church holds a candlelight poetry reading on the solstice evening, starting at 7:00 PM, where poems about solstice light are read in a darkened room lit by a single candle. I have been reading there each year for a decade I consider this the Superbowl of poetry readings.

Last 2 stanzas of my poem for this year

Flowers pray to their departed cathedral,
demon dancers flicker at her winter throne,
no apologies for the significance of a disappearance,
the dark solitude of envy, her battle cry.

The lower world where all edges are circular,
the upper world where all reflections signify possibility.

Till next year, Richard

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Vicki Bolen
Little Bird de Papel
1222 Mountain Rd. NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102

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