Distractions

poppies
Big Sur March 14, 2016 courtesy of Jerry Melnick

 

Ignore the sheer cliffs

Of uplifted land

New from the ocean floor

Rising eastward against the aged continent.

View instead the luminous bounty

Of nature’s fresh spring,

Poppies.

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Denele Campbell

Denele Campbell had her eye on writing from childhood. While pursuing her undergraduate degree in English, she filled her electives with poetry and fiction writing classes. Life then did what it does to everyone, tumbling through love, marriage and children, household and career, pets and pursuits, leaving Campbell to fit in bits and pieces of authorship. Newspaper columns, articles on local history, biographical profiles and small evocative essays kept her writing passion on a low simmer until retirement. Now devoting her full-time energy to writing, Campbell is plowing through thick files of ideas and half-finished manuscripts to produce fiction and non-fiction works.

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