Friday, May 22, 2015

as the earth turns...--By Carolyn Noah Graetz--United States

as the earth turns
light and darkness

     on edge
blue heron
waits to eat

funeral process outside
       dying to get

       sheltered under
  my flooded furniture
“The Mighty Acts of God”

camera bug
memory simulators

Carolyn Noah Graetz was born in a small country community of Carroll County, Mississippi. She graduated from the Vaiden High School in that county in 1956. In the fall of that year she entered the Touro Infirmary School of Nursing in New Orleans. A few years later she attended and graduated from the school of nurse anesthesia at the Charity Hospital in New Orleans. She has been married for 50 years to Dr. Roger Graetz, and they have two children and four grandchildren who were born on three different continents.


  1. Wow, Carolyn, I love your perspective about life goes on no matter what...... wonderful creativity and great depth here...... Sheri

  2. Love these - particularly 'as the earth turns...'

  3. A very awesome poem. I really enjoyed reading the depth of this piece this evening.

  4. i loved these Carolyn, especially the first one.

  5. Carolyn thank you for sharing your wonderful talent. I loved them all but especially the first one, so unique in your description. Look forward to more of your work.