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Maine Reflections

Maine Reflections
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are peeled from trees, fastened into homes.Along the Sandy River, the Amaseconti–

First Ones Here.

Even this ledge-rock

once trembled against ice. In its striations,

the teeth of a glacier live. My fingers

caress what became smooth from the rough.

My father’s voice echoes in the fallen tree’s rings.

A ring is a year–

in each ring:

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4 Responses to Maine Reflections

  1. sue baumgardner December 1, 2008 at 1:02 pm #

    Cynthia has the ability to take the common, everyday…and make it sacred.
    Bravo!
    SueB

  2. carol smallwood December 2, 2008 at 11:48 am #

    I’ve never visited Maine but Cynthia’s poems make me free close to fiddleheads, fieldstone, the drumbeats and birch bark of the Amaseconti. Keep more coming! I am familiar with The Aurorean: a great poetry ambassador; her greeting card photography speaks for the Northeast.

  3. carol smallwood December 2, 2008 at 12:00 pm #

    I’ve never visited Maine but Cynthia’s poems make me feel close to fiddleheads, fieldstone, the drumbeats and birch bark of the Amaseconti. Keep more coming! I am familiar with The Aurorean, a great poetry ambassador; her greeting card photography captures the Northeast.

  4. Katherine Butler December 3, 2008 at 1:32 pm #

    Through Cynthia’s ability to capture the perfect moment and preserve it in verse…thank you! This time of year, especially, it is a precious reminder of home. Always continue writing.

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