Martha J. Eshelman

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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

Charlie

Childhood ended with Mother's decree
we no longer play together
for reasons
obscure
to our barely adolescent minds used
to sliding down chopped clover
in the hay mow.
Sent after the cow
for evening milking,
we loped along the soft dust cow paths,
past our task, to the bar
to rearrange the mussels
nature carelessly strewed
along the river rock.
Amid alfalfa bales
we sought field mice
for our carefully constructed cage;
one, brave enough not to die
in our hands, died in ...

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