“Enjoy these words, please, and embroider them into your heart, if you need them.” ~ praise from Elizabeth Gilbert
Writer’s Digest 92nd Annual Writing Competition 2023
“Treasure,” 7th Place
“Samhain,” Honorable Mention
“When the Woodpecker Knocks,” Honorable Mention
Selected by Radar Poetry, July 2023
“When the Woodpecker Knocks”
“Esker” published in the anthology Song of Ourself: Voices in Unison , Dragoli Indie Press, Prosser, WA, 2019, Pages 52-53.
Other poems published at https://theselkie.co.uk/?s=tricia+elliott
I wanted to share with you all today a poem that my friend Martha Beck showed me recently, and which I love very much.
It was written by a woman named Tricia Elliott, who lives in a yurt in Alaska and is not only a poet, but also a physician. (In other words, she knows a great deal about healing, about the stitching of sutures, about unbroken snow, and about the power of frozen meadows and small private journeys….) Enjoy these words, please, and embroider them into your heart, if you need them.