Writing is solitary
but not solitary confinement
unless we allow or insist
on that. Writing can be soul work
and a fine thing. Fine, too–
to connect with readers
who might say “thank you
for this” or with writers
who might say “great piece!”
Validated, we return
to what we must do.

Andrew Shattuck McBride


“Connection” is my August 12th poem for the postcard poetry project. I used a contemporary card titled “North Cascades National Park, Washington.” The view is of Mount Shuksan and Picture Lake. [Beautiful!] I mailed the card to Nonie S. of Port Angeles, Washington.

Blessings to Nonie and all, Andy

About Andrew Shattuck McBride

I am a writer, editor, writing coach, and consultant. I work in a variety of genres, including poetry, short stories, and creative non-fiction. I also have a couple of novels simmering on back burners. THANK YOU to Nan Macy of Village Books for taking this photo (June 2011).
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4 Responses to Connection

  1. Carolyn Arnold says:

    A cool way to describe what we do!! Good luck!!

    Write on!

  2. And this, here, is another “fine thing.”

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