September 11, 2001
Yesterdays frustrations recede
as news of crashing
explode into my kitchen.
I watch as one of New York’s
tallest towers crumbles,
trapping thousands in a massive
tomb of debris,
unable to erase the image
of people jumping
from the building.
The second tower succumbs.
Just two days ago
at 12,000 feet
wind floated across Gibson Lake
mountains coated with fresh snow
dazzled against the cobalt sky
marmots fattened for impending hibernation
sunned themselves on boulders
like vacationers at the beach
Now peace seems so far away,
the world unsafe
as my thoughts scurry
like frightened mice
for a shelter
that doesn’t exist
Linda Keller, 9/11/01
From Comet Dreams, ©2004
A gorgeous spring in Denver! We have a columbine growing right out of the concrete stairs!
The Book Haven
Salida’s Independent Bookstore
Dies Librorum – Tuesday, May 3, 2016; 6:00
Linda Keller, Mother: Poems from Motherhood. A great gift not only for moms, but anyone who has marveled at the fleeting phases of childhood.
Here’s what I wrote about our recent backpacking trip, including photos!
First Rehearsal for LTYM Boulder 2016!
by stephaniesprenger on March 29, 2016
To say our production team had been looking forward to last night is an understatement. Earlier this month we put together our cast after a powerful audition process, and ever since then we’ve been eagerly anticipating that magic moment (and believe me, it is magic) when the cast meets for the first time and hears one another’s stories. There’s just nothing like it.
There’s laughter (a lot of laughter), tears, and the waves of “me, too!” head-nodding around the table, just like there will be at the show, but it’s different during this first read-through. The synergy and connection that happens when a Listen To Your Mother cast gathers for the first time and witnesses the powerful words of their cast mates is something special, and we as a production team were so honored to be part of it.
We had the pleasure of watching our talented, unique cast share their stories with each other for the first time, and now we absolutely can’t wait for them to share them with YOU for the first time! You’ll hear unforgettable stories ranging from pregnancy to an empty nest, from postpartum challenges to special needs parenting, and from WWII travel adventures to the complexity of the mother-daughter relationship. We aren’t exaggerating when we say: you don’t want to miss this show. So don’t wait any longer and get your tickets now— our April 30th show is right around the corner and will be here before you know it!
See you at Unity of Boulder on Saturday, April 30th at 7:00 pm!
I am thrilled to announce that I have auditioned and been cast in the 2016 “Listen to Your Mother” production in Boulder.
The live show will take place on Saturday, April 30 at 7:00 p.m. at Unity of Boulder.
LTYM productions take place in 41 cities throughout the country! Each show features live readings by local writers.
For more information, visit:
Hope to see you there!
…”they had taught me something after all–not about figuring out how to wait, of course. But about living, fully, even while you’re waiting for whatever it is you think you want.”
–Laura Dave, from London is the Best City in America (244).