Thursday, February 6, 2014

hearts strewn...--By Maralee Gerke--United States

hearts strewn
over remnants of snow
my valentine from a mule deer

Maralee Gerke lives and writes in Madras, Oregon. She is and avid reader and gardener. She describes herself as a work in progress. Her poems have been published in Calyx, Exit Thirteen, Moonset, Bathtub Gin, Anthology, Nerve Cowboy, Avocet, and Tigers Eye. She has published two books of poems and has had poetry and prose accepted in several anthologies. Her work can be seen online at Shadow Poetry, Long Story Short, and Moontown CafĂ©. She recently recorded 4 poems for the Oregon Poetic Voices Project. They can be heard at One of her poems “Refuge”, was recently selected to be printed as a limited edition broadside by the Penland School of Crafts.


  1. Maralee, this is very soft and beautifully written and expressed. Love the metaphors and the originality, too... awesomely done! Sheri

  2. Thank you, Connie Marcum Wong, for the following comment--

    Dear Maralee,

    I always enjoy reading your poetry. This poem is just delightful and captures gifts that many miss.

    Blessings, Connie

  3. Wow, Maralee! You express so much love for nature in just three exceptionally written lines. Absolutely wonderful! Best wishes, Carolyn Devonshire

  4. Very interesting write. Very compact, and the imagery hits hard. I feel a sense of sadness when I read the words. Kristina

  5. Nice read, Maralee. Thank you for sharing.

    -Maurice J. Reynolds, Owner / Editor
    TGBTG! Publications / Creative Inspirations

  6. Thank you, Eleanor Michael, for the following comment--

    Thought provoking.