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Poet's Corner



Wind chimes hang high in the branches

Above a roughhewn house on a hill of cedar

Suspended by a single golden hair

A rooster crows in the distance

I wake and the vision fades

But still the dream emerges

Night after night gaining form and substance

Till it casts a faint shadow in the sudden light of morning

And leaves its tender footprints in the mud

Tom Casola is retired and lives with his wife in Pipersville. He holds an MBA from UPenn, has studied creative writing at BCCC, is a past member of the Rittenhouse Writers Group and past staff member at the Bucks County Writers Room. He is currently working on his first novel.

Poet’s Corner is curated by Bucks County Poet Laureate Emeritus Tom Mallouk and supported by a grant to the Bucks County Herald Foundation made possible by Marv and Dee Ann Woodall.

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Note from the curator: Mark your calendars for Tuesday April 30 to attend an open mic event at the Doylestown public library on the theme of Poetry and Repair. Information:

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