Martha J. Eshelman

Rookie (Washington State, USA)

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I was raised on a cattle ranch. I went to a small liberal arts college originally majoring in chemistry then switching to philosophy. I went on for an advanced degree in Buddhist studies focusing on language and stories. I proceded to support myself in Information Technology while active as a storyteller, poet and liturgist. I am now retired and am picking up threads of my life that were ... more »

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  • Kee Thampi (5/24/2006 3:31:00 AM)

    Like a snow like soft and cool soul you write images in poems

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Best Poem of Martha J. Eshelman

Death

Death stands by his closet dressing.
He checks his date book. Twice.

Death dresses in black like a cat burglar,
slinks over the sill
shrinks from the ones with fear
strikes from behind.

Death puts on a red party dress
to dance and fling and lift
in a tango for those with ties.
He lets the refrain play twice.

Death dresses in wedding white
a proud approach with open arms
embraces the ones so weary
they run to meet him.

But for me, death wears a rainbow
a shimmering collage of times.
I pick a strand, unravel, follow
reach its ...

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