Still Learning To See

Inspiring each other

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My sister, Martha E. Snell, is a fine poet. We have collaborated over the past several years, as poet and photographer, to share our work as part of Poem City.  This remarkable event, created by our local public library (Kellogg-Hubbard Library) has, in the past, brought hundreds of poems to be printed and displayed in the windows of the city’s downtown during April. People on sidewalks would slow to read a special poem or simply graze their way through a block reading every one. An already special city becomes even more so as a result.

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But this year, no slowing to read poems in windows! Poem City is all the more remarkable because, undaunted by coronavirus, it has become virtual. You can read all the poems and hear many of them read by the poets by going to the link above.

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Even though all the snow has not yet melted in our yard—a result of the blizzard we had a few weeks ago, shown above—I trust we can all find ways to work with each other and melt the chill that too deeply pervades much of our daily lives. I need your inspiration! I’ll share mine!

Thanks, sis, for these lovely poems.

 

This entry was published on April 5, 2020 at 8:30 am. It’s filed under John Snell, John Snell Photographer, Vermont, www.johnsnell.photography and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

3 thoughts on “Inspiring each other

  1. Martha E Snell on said:

    Oh the magic that can come from collaboration – film and word. Part of that magic is the joy of working with my brother! Marti

  2. Dale Dailey on said:

    All three of these projects are both beautiful and thoughtful.
    Thank you.

  3. Alban Richey on said:

    John, Thanks for sharing your sister’s poems; so fresh and lively. Someone should map that that artist gene. Alban

    On Sun, Apr 5, 2020 at 8:30 AM Still Learning To See wrote:

    > John Snell posted: ” My sister, Martha E. Snell, is a fine poet. We have > collaborated over the past several years, as poet and photographer, to > share our work as part of Poem City. This remarkable event, created by our > local public library (Kellogg-Hubbard Library) has, in” >

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