Category Archives: Trail Offerings

Publication in Cirque!

I am delighted to report that I recently received an acceptance from the editors of Cirque, A Literary Journal for the North Pacific Rim. Cirque is a beautiful literary journal! Thank you to Editors Sandra Kleven and Mike Burwell. Read … Continue reading

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“Two Kisses” in The Bellingham Herald

I am pleased to report that my poem “Two Kisses” appeared in the paper AND on-line editions of The Bellingham Herald today. Thank you to Dean Kahn of The Bellingham Herald. Visit the on-line edition of The Bellingham Herald. Scroll … Continue reading

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I Reflect on Padden Creek Estuary

On some maps “estuary,” on others “lagoon.” Isn’t this where the conflicts begin, in maps and language, semantics and word choice? Isn’t this where the warring begins, in denial of common waters and sacred ground, as if water and land … Continue reading

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Cat, Padden Creek Trail

Shouldn’t you be inside, napping? Scratching the furniture or carpet, climbing the drapes, trashing the mini-blinds? Asking for catnip and treats? You, with the pale gray and white fur, the vaguely Saimese markings: you’re a domesticated short-hair cat. Housecat, as … Continue reading

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¡Viva Padden Creek!

1. ¡Viva Padden Creek! — a line in a response to one of my blog posts — reminds me of Viva Zapata scratched into what was briefly wet concrete close to where a trail spur meets the bend of Donovan … Continue reading

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Ten Things I’ve Learnt About Padden Creek

After Sarah Butler 1. Padden Creek was once unnamed. 2. Padden Creek is alive. 3. Padden Creek longs for the sea, negotiates without end with the sea. 4. Padden Creek shouts in falls and short rapids, speaks in narrow muscular … Continue reading

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Stream of Consciousness

Piercing trill of some songbird, a second one answering. I can see my breath — it’s chilly, still early spring. Mary Oliver’s poem “The Dipper” is a superb poem. I’d love to see a dipper flying, then swimming the rush … Continue reading

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Songbird

Songbird Above the Padden Creek trail a songbird pierces the air with its elaborate, sharp call. The birdcall is so lush and piercing, I think it must be a songbird on steroids. At the downtown diner I rarely go to, … Continue reading

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First Kiss / Last Kiss, Lake Padden

1. First Kiss Do you remember that day at the lake, how pleasant it was, how the sun shone on the lake waters, how pleasantly cool it was along the trail through the wooded trail around the lake? Do you … Continue reading

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An Easter Poem

This poem is under consideration elsewhere. I hope to re-post it in the future. ~*~ Andrew Shattuck McBride NaPoWriMo 2014 ~ Day 26 ~*~ Blessings to all travelers, on all paths.

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