Darlene Witte

Darlene Witte

Professor of Education, (retired) at Johnson State College in Vermont leads the Green Mountain Writers' Poetry & Performance workshop that meets on Zoom each month on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays at 7 PM ET. Find out more at https://www.meetup.com/green-mountain-writers

From My Window This Nest of Birds

From My Window This Nest of Birds by Darlene Witte

I began writing poetry when I was about 12 years old. Instinctively, from the beginning, I consciously tried to shape the flow of my words to match a sound I heard within, a vibration. I did not know what that inner sound was until…

A Memory of Granny

A Memory of Granny, Elizabeth Townsend McLean by Darlene Witte

“A Rag and Bone and a Hank of Hair” (from The Vampire, Rudyard Kipling, 1897) Time flows over memories, reshaping them like wind flowing over stone. When I was about 12 years old Granny, my mother’s mother, told me what…