Purpose and “Use”

May 10, 2015

Paulann Petersen, Oregon’s sixth Poet Laureate (2010-2014) penned the wonderful poem called “Use,” which appears on this peregrine falcon.

To see “Use” as it meant to be read, online: http://www.paulann.net/poems/use.php

To learn more about Petersen and her work, go to:

http://www.poetryfoundation.org/bio/paulann-petersen

Peregrine falcon, drawn by Meredith Eliassen, 2015.

Peregrine falcon, drawn by Meredith Eliassen, 2015.

Thanks Paulann! These words perfectly reflect how I feel about life at this time of life. As I reflect upon the meaning of your words, I see how this blog has served its purpose for me, giving me insights to my creative processes and to the people around me. I see this as a natural place to pause and put what I have learned to use on other projects, so I am going to let the bird and the poet have the last words for now… and return in autumn with new drawings and stories from the field.

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