Poetry for Westside Medical Center

When Westside opens Aug. 6, 2013, look for these poems mounted prominently on walls near elavators:

Wind rises, and the great trees sway.
Night falls, and the deep sky darkens.
Moon rises, widening white silver.
Always all of these things — always.                  

Judith Arcana
Portland

 

A breeze born of the blue
sets sunlit branches
swirling,
trunks swaying, heartwood
stretching,
those green centuries awake
in the wind.

John Daniel
Elmira, OR

 

Every rock comes from a mountain —
breaks loose, tumbles free, and now
this one,
resting in my palm.

Cecelia Hagen
Eugene, OR

 

Welcome water, purest
wet, what we wander
whole deserts to find.

Lois Leveen
Portland

 

As wildflowers stretch their petals
after each winter,
so we repair, extend our arms
to ourselves, to one another.

A. Molotkov
Portland

 

Wildflowers lift
faces wide with light — full moons
risen in a constellation of grass.

Paulann Petersen
Portland

 

My daughter opens buds before they’ve bloomed,
a careful peek into each sweet secret center.
Only three, she knows already they’re wise inside —
the flowers saying Look at all this light.

Jennifer Richter
Corvallis, OR

 

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