Naked for Tea

Naked for Tea

by Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer

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ISBN-13: 9781773490168
Publisher: Able Muse Press
Publication date: 07/09/2018
Pages: 136
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author


Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer lives in southwest Colorado and is the author of eleven collections of poetry. Her books include EVEN NOW (Lithic Press, 2016) and NAKED FOR TEA (Able Muse Press, 2018), finalist for the 2017 Able Muse Book Award. Her poems have appeared in O Magazine, Rattle.com, TEDx, back alleys, A Prairie Home Companion, and river rocks she leaves around town. She's taught poetry for Think 360, Craig Hospital, Ah Haa School for the Arts, Weehawken Creative Arts, Camp Coca-Cola, meditation retreats, twelve-step recovery programs, hospice, and many other organizations. She's won the Fischer Prize, Rattle's Ekphrastic Challenge, the Dwell Press Solstice Prize, the Writer's Studio Literary Contest, and was a finalist for the Colorado Book Award. As Colorado's Western Slope Poet Laureate (2015-2017), she created and curates Heard of Poets, an interactive poetry map. She earned her MA in English Language & Linguistics at UW-Madison. Since 2006, she's written a poem a day. One-word mantra: Adjust.

Table of Contents

vi Acknowledgments

ix Foreword



Feeding Some Deeper Hunger



5 After the Bear Incident

6 Though It Is Tough to Choose It

8 Cruciferous

9 The Fourteenth Way of Looking at a Blackbird

10 That’s Right

11 The Art of Saying Yes

13 Growing Orbits

14 Given a Window

15 After My Friend Phyllis Shows Me the New York Times Obituary Headline:“Lou Michaels, All-Purpose Player, Dies at 80, Missed Kicks in ’69 Super Bowl”

17 Wild Rose Steps In at the Circus

18 With Red Thread

20 Uprising

22 Inner Mary and Martha

23 Going Camping with Audrey Hepburn

25 Perhaps It Would Eventually Erode, But . . .

27 Trusting Ludwig

29 Divining

30 Once Upon

32 Latin 101

34 Dreaming the Apocalypse

36 Quantum



Another Invisible Road



39 Cut Deep

40 Poem Not Really about Leaves

41 Gretel Explains Herself

42 United

44 The Practice

45 One Definition of Faith

46 We Do It Until We Don’t

48 Come, Wind

49 Wild Rose Goes for a Drive with God

50 Joyful, Joyful

52 Gift

53 How It Might Continue

54 Another Invisible Road

58 Inc Lak Keig

59 Vivian Learns to Ride a Bike

61 It Won’t Make the News

63 How It Is

64 Not Only with Matches

65 Waiting

67 Story Problem

69 Without a Doubt

71 Crossing the Line



Lost in the Desert



75 What Difference Does It Make?

77 At the Border

79 Morning Commute

80 The Precious Matter of Love

82 Note to Self above the Paradox Valley

84 Wild Rose Chooses a Tail

85 After Many Attempts

86 Butterfly Effect

87 When the Counselor at the Sex for Parents Talk Asked Us What We Wished Someone Had Told Us about Sex When We Were Younger, I Remember

89 Lots of Honey

90 Encounter

92 Positively

94 Gas Station Eucharist

95 A Brief Détente

97 Picking Up a Hitchhiker in May

99 What Icarus Knew

100 Dear Erik Satie,

101 As the Broken Do

103 The Tiger Comes to Visit the Hunter

104 What She Really Wants

105 One Morning

107 Autumnal

108 Years Later, I Remember What He Taught Us

109 How It Feels

110 How It Goes On

113 Notes

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