What happens when we allow ourselves to go to pieces?

The dis-membered pieces of us might re-member
and reveal the wayward among the found.

Welcome to Bearbones. Since Winter Solstice 2017, this has been a home for poems. They came as lines in the night or dreams that lingered, and are more creatures in their own right than clusters of my painstakingly chosen words (though there is that, too). Behind each poem, there is a story — an encounter with a moose, or a generous tree. I hope that my sharing a few lines in this way stirs something real inside of you – you know, the Velveteen Rabbit kind of real. And then maybe, someday, that motion might build into something undeniably alive for you, an inspiration of your own that spins off into the wild world we share – and nudges still another. Go. Do it. I’ll keep the fire going.

Tricia Elliott



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  1. Tricia –
    What magical beauty you are creating in Bearbones. Feels like you’ve given voice to the earth, sky, water elements themselves. Yes indeed, the Velteteen Rabbit just got real… and your poetry just opened a long lost channel for soul sound. Gratitude, Namaste, and… You Go Girl!

  2. Tricia your imagery and your words are deep and soul stirring.
    Thank you for the gift of this site. xo

  3. […] Tricia is an emerging writer who lives in a yurt in Alaska with her husband, two girls (ages seven and nine) and three dogs. She is an odd combination of physician and mystic, teacher and perpetual student, wilderness enthusiast and advocate of human nature. She finds joy in tracking wildlife, photographing the sublime, and endeavoring always to live and love and play like her dogs do, every day. […]

  4. Tricia I look forward to traveling with you on this enticing new journey. I have enjoyed the brief reveal of the story behind your poems through the photographs you share. It feels like those glimpses are a breadcrumb trail to the now bigger world you plan to share. This post excited me! Thank you for sharing the gift of your words.

  5. Tricia, this post excites me! I look forward to following you on this journey. I enjoy the brief reveal of the story behind the poems provided by the photographs you share. It feels now, as if those have been a breadcrumb trail leading to this new, broader world you plan to share. Thank you for the gift of your words and braveheart.

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