Sunday Walk, San Simeon Creek Road - Mary Anne Anderson

Verdant green velvet
baptism of Spring,
wild abandon lurks
just over the ridge.

Hills so calm they silence the wind,
tuck sorrow away into their
crevasses,
patiently abide the brook.

I do not see my feet,
hear their tread,
my eyes adrift in a sea of reverie.

Thickets ripe with essence
adorn the palette,
tickle my joy-thirsty bones.

Mary Anne Anderson’s poems have been published in Monterey Bay’s Plentitude of Poets collection. The poem Ocean Walk won first prize at the Marina Arts Festival, and her first chapbook, The Road Home, was published in 2004. The second chap book, Dreamscapes, followed.

She received the 2014 Distinguished Poet Award from the Writers International Network in Vancouver, B.C. Her one-woman show “BAR LIES. . . and other tales” premiered at the first Carmel Performing Arts Festival. She has also exhibited her photographs from San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. Her book, Letters to a Love Unsung/Cronicas de un Amor Eternal, is a bi-lingual love story with an accompanying sound track.

Mary Anne’s works appear in: VIVACE, Equitude, Solo Novo, Homestead Review, Treehouse Arts, Drabble, First Literary Review, Front Porch Magazine, as well was The Cambrian and the SLO Tribune.

Mary Anne belongs to the Cambria Writers Workshop and the Maui Live Poets Society.