My poem, The Sound Soothes, inspired by my visits to Golden Gardens (a park along the shore of Puget Sound in Seattle, WA) was selected for the 2017 Poetry on Buses Program: Your Body of Water.
For this year’s theme, nearly 1,600 people entered a poem.
This popular poetry program was created in 1992 and is sponsored by public utilities and public art programs in King County and the City of Seattle.
In April, a launch party for the selected poems was held at the Moore Theatre in downtown Seattle.
Below is my winning entry.
It’s Golden Gardens
I go to
From the intense urbanity
Sitting comfortably against
A huge, tumbled-a-shore tree
I contemplate the scene
Water, mountains, boats
A few people dotted along the coast
Lulling my thoughts
The Sound soothes
By Kathryn V. White
Author and artist, Kathryn V. White's book, Rumble Tumble Joy: A Journey for Healing, Inspiration, and Wholeness, is a finalist in the 2014 Wishing Shelf Book Awards. Her art is available as fine art prints. Find out more at: www.kathrynVwhite.com