We held a writer’s workshop here last weekend with my very talented friend Ahna leading the pack. It was, dare I say, AWESOME? Yes, I dare. It was. She rocks.

One of our exercises was writing a poem inspired in part by William Carlos Williams’ “This is just to say.” The theme for the workshop being creative writing a la missives.

So I thought I’d take a moment and share my work from that day.


i was wondering
when i saw
that photo
on your unmade bed
which box
had been opened
and how far
you had to reach
to retrieve this.

only then
i realized
the photo was me
by the cliffs
hair blowing
in the wind
eyes squinting
in the sun
arms open
to the world

i am glad
you were able
to find me.

©2009 Angela Doll Carlson


1 thought on “finding

  1. You are so talented!

    Every time I read something you’ve written, whether it’s a poem or song lyrics, I feel uplifted.

    This is a beautiful poem.

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