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The 49th State
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Jean Colonomos


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heart throbbing
heart stopping Alaska

dizzying
description defying Alaska


the rootin’ tootin’
yer darn tootin’ gleaming greenery

of heartbreakingly beautiful Alaska
where all that is sacred reigns.

 

© by Jean Colonomos.
Used with the author’s permission.

 

 

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Jean Colonomos began her career in the Arts as a member of the Martha Graham Dance Company. She lived and breathed dance and then wrote about it for various publications in New York City during the 1960s and ‘70s; during this time, she also became a poet and playwright. Jean's work has been published in several journals and her most recent chapbook is Art Farm. She lives in a small mountain town In Southern California. Lear more about her at jeancolonomos.weebly.com.

 


Post New Comment:
Kathleen Carlson:
If you haven't been to Alaska, go! It is exactly the place and the experience Jean Colonomos has expressed here.
Posted 03/12/2016 09:11 PM
mjs.ontheroad@gmail.com:
Wonderful, breath-taking poem! --And what a great idea to look at poetry by states!
Posted 03/07/2016 03:55 PM
transitions:
And long may it reign! Duly dazzled :)
Posted 03/07/2016 03:19 PM
Jo:
Enjoyed this poem on Alaska.
Posted 03/07/2016 01:58 PM
jayne:
The "YDP Express?" I love it!
Posted 03/07/2016 09:27 AM
jeeger:
I love the simplicity of this poem.
Posted 03/07/2016 07:20 AM
Newf:
Makes me want to go to Alaska. Very expressive writing. Magnificent.
Posted 03/07/2016 07:08 AM
blueskies:
Stunning. It's simplicity shines brightly. Thank U, Jean. Great idea Jayne. Visiting places upon the YPD express..
Posted 03/07/2016 06:31 AM


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