Friday, January 21, 2011

Mari Werner at Bolton Hall on 2/27/2011

On Sunday, February 27, at 4:30 p.m. Village Poets of Sunland-Tujunga will present their next monthly Open Reading with Featured Poet Mari Werner.

The Reading will include time for Open Mike Poets and Musicians. Refreshments will be served and donations collected for the upkeep of Bolton Hall Museum.

Bolton Hall Museum, one of the earliest Historical Landmarks of the City of Los Angeles, is located at 10110 Commerce Avenue, Tujunga, CA 91342. Ample street parking is available and if you come early enough you may park in the Museum's parking lot.

MARI WERNER grew up in Santa Barbara, California. She now lives in Altadena, and makes her living as an independent technical writer. Her columns and articles have been published in a number of local and national publications including the Los Angeles Daily News, Freedom Magazine, and The Latest. Between projects, she’s working on a book that uses humor to make the basics and truths of economics accessible to ordinary people.

Poetry and humor are Mari’s true writing loves, and she’s been writing poetry off and on since childhood. She’s been a regular at the Village Poets open readings since she started attending last May. Though she loves nature, she finds most of her poetic inspiration in human life. Her plain-spoken poetry is often laced with a touch of humor or sarcasm, but beneath it is a hope for human kind and the creative energy in us all.

Crescent Moon

A crescent moon floats above the horizon.
“You can totally see the rest of it,”
she says, as though the moon is cheating.

And the moon is cheating.
A crescent moon should be
what a crescent moon looks like
in a bedtime story illustration,
a crescent clear and simple,
no dark sphere to detract
from its perfection.

Under the smile of the crescent moon,
she sleeps in fluffy comforters,
winked upon by stars
cuddled by a curled up cat,
guarded by a sleeping dog.

That’s the bedtime story version,
but here on the surface of the planet…
you can totally see the rest of it.

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