No One Swims Alone

No One Swims Alone

by Judy Brown


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I hope these poems might be a gift for you. I can only hope.
One of the mysteries, for me as a poet, is how poems that emerge in my morning journal, reflecting some unexpected inner explorations, may turn out to be a gift to stranger or friend. It is a process as mysterious as writing down the poems themselves. What may catch your attention? Why? What words evoke a yes for reasons I could never know, never imagine.
So I send these poems off to you, like a note in a bottle, bobbing on the waves, landing eventually on a distant shoremoved by tides and windslike so much of our lives.
May this collection meet you where you are in your life.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781490788074
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
Publication date: 03/29/2018
Pages: 218
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

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Table of Contents

Appreciations, 1,
Other books by Judy Brown, 2,
Note to Reader, 3,
I will go to the end of the world, 4,
Against the wind, 8,
Another storm, 10,
This other world, 13,
Countries in our minds, 16,
The geographic cure, 18,
Longing for a poem, 20,
Being Here, 21,
Rain and Sunshine, 22,
The poetry appears, 24,
Others, 25,
Unsaid, 27,
Why hesitate?, 29,
Self Indulgent, 31,
Love and fear, 33,
The work before the work, 35,
Weather, 36,
Fruition, 38,
Arms toward Heaven, 39,
As if, 41,
The change of seasons, 44,
I sit with the creek, 46,
Steady in the rain, 48,
Angels, 50,
No one swims alone, 52,
Miracles, 54,
Possibilities and Limits, 56,
When do we eat Grandma?, 58,
Space is everything, 59,
Best not, 60,
Long after, 63,
Some days, 65,
A smoother road, 67,
Gifted, 69,
A new light, 71,
Clear view, 73,
Dancing in the wings, 75,
I cannot tell, 77,
Train, 79,
Empty Days, 81,
Clear Sky, 83,
Wild spaces, 85,
A secret, 87,
A rising tide, 89,
Tickled, 91,
A new day, 94,
Birthday, 95,
Light, 97,
Umbrage, 99,
Oh, the days of rakes and brooms, 101,
Something was dropped, 103,
Fish flies, 105,
Expectation, 107,
Forever, 108,
Storm coming, 110,
Just yesterday, 112,
Second nature, 115,
Neighbor, 117,
Celebrate (for the Detroit man in the pink suit), 119,
We know, 121,
Nature's dancer, 122,
Pruning, 124,
Home, 126,
I write, 127,
Solitude, 129,
Travel with a candle, 131,
Dreams, 133,
Family, 136,
Connections break, 138,
Giving up the egg shells, 139,
It is a time, 141,
North toward autumn, 142,
AUTUMN, 145,
Wet weather, 146,
Things fall, 147,
Logic, 149,
Brown river, 151,
Unsettled, 153,
The 2016 election, 154,
Guilty at the pleasure, 156,
Offer, 159,
Too much, 161,
I am what i am, 163,
Each walk a prayer, 165,
The prize, 167,
Safe path in, 169,
Whimsy, 171,
Mind, 173,
Settled, 175,
Walking toward Waytown, 178,
Restaurant in Stratford on Avon, 180,
What is it about trees?, 183,
Harming and Healing, 185,
Explaining, 187,
I'm unemployed, 189,
Elder and younger, 191,
The English garden, 192,
The practice of anxiety, 195,
Margins, 197,
What can a poem do?, 199,
Still, still water, 200,
The road calls, 202,
Miracles, 204,
The deep well and the echoes, 206,

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