2017 San Miguel Writer’s Conference & Literary Festival – Poetry Winner Susan Thurston

I love this poem – it reminds me of my funny, little grandmother who was rural -almost primitive in her wild, glorious way.  #poem #aprilpoetrymonth #grandmother

Rapunzel Takes A Stand by Susan Thurston



I can’t explain it but I feel so blessed to see deer. I try to capture them without disturbing them. As poet Mary Oliver says “I have gone every day to the same woods, not waiting exactly, just lingering. Such gifts bestowed, can’t be repeated. If you want to talk about this come to visit. I live in the house near the corner, which I have named Gratitude.” Two deer I saw on Goose Lake Road. #deer#gemlakemn #gooselakeroad #onlyinminnesota#maryoliver — in Gem Lake, Minnesota.file-dec-06-3-05-38-pm