Literary Hook: Poem captures the moment of preparation

Christine Swanberg
Christine Swanberg

By Christine Swanberg
Author and Poet


by Linda Melville

Seek seek

the quiet place

deep secret space

where images merge as they emerge

where lacy words first warble and then recede

where newborn thoughts braid among the ancients.

Flow loosely

toward the ephemeral destination

and on arrival

settle gently


receive the words that await you.

Linda Melville grew up on the southwest side of Chicago and came to Rockford as a student teacher at Carlson Elementary, where she taught for the next 39 years.

Writing has always been an important part of her personal and professional life, whether practicing the craft or sharing her passion with her students.

Christine Swanberg is a local author and poet. She received the Lawrence E. Gloyd Community Impact Award at the 2012 Rockford Area Arts Council State of the Arts Awards.

Posted April 16, 2014

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