Remembering Dobbie — The Poetry Department . . . aka The Boynton Blog

Dobbie Reese Norris was a poet, philosopher, writer, and raconteur. He left too soon, on May 15, 2019, but his voice will continue to echo in the many communities where he reached poetry audiences. You are invited to join in a celebration in his honor on Sunday, August 11, 2019 4:00-6:00 p.m. at the studio […]

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Remembering Dobbie

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Remembering:         DOBBIE REESE NORRIS

Join us to remember and honor Poet and Philosopher Dobbie Reese Norris

SUNDAY, AUGUST 11th, 2019

4:00-6:00 p.m.

Studio above Wink Wink Boutique (elevator available)

1305 Commercial Street; Bellingham, Washington

You are welcome to read one of Dobbie’s poems or share your poem

or story about Dobbie.

Co-sponsored by:

PoetryNight; Chuckanut Sandstone Writers Theatre, Creekside Open Mic,

World Peace Poets, Valley Writers, Boynton Blog and Wink Wink Boutique.

Just Now

Be here now, Ram Das said.

My license plate holder reads:  “I’d Rather Be Here Now.”

John Muir said to saunter.

Sometimes when I am so in that moment, in the now-ness of it all, that there is only a slash of sunshine and deep woods, I forget to take pictures, photo potential in my pocket, the convenience of a cell phone and not the heavy long lens that hung around my neck for years.

Thus today, a stellar day, a collection of now, as I walked a kinko through Whatcom Falls Park as part of the Haiku Society of America Northwest Regional gathering.  The joy of seeing old friends, of being with poets with nutmeg cookies in the sky words, leaving me wordless and smiling.  I am so blessed by those I know.

Thank you all.

C.J.

 

Valley Writers

Valley Writers meets the last Friday of the month at South Whatcom Library, 10 Barn View, Bellingham, Washington, 1:00-3:00 p.m.  We write from prompts.  If you can banish your inner critic and leave them at home, join us for word play and laughter.

When did you learn to type?  Did it give you freedom?  Here’s a classic.

Van-Goghs-Typewriter

attention fishers — The Poetry Department . . . aka The Boynton Blog

FisherPoets-on-Bellingham-Bay will return on Saturday, September 21, 2019, as part of SeaFeast. This year’s program, in addition to poetry, stories, and spoken-word performance, will include maritime films. The organizers are currently accepting submissions for both the film portion (deadline July 31) and the poetry portion (deadline August 15). If you are at home on the […]

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