Posts Tagged ‘poetry’

Meredith Clark & The Poem Store

June 25, 2011

Meredith Clark of The Poem Store reading one of her custom-written poems to Ballard Farmers Market shoppers on June 12, 2011. Photo copyright 2011 by Zachary D. Lyons.

For more information on Meredith Clark, see her website.

For Arlene

May 1, 2010

by Meredith Clark

Garlic, too, works
through the weather,
builds roots that way,
grows taller, never falters.
It, too, shows up
with earth in its skin,
braids tightly together
the land and those
who live it. Both
leave bright traces,
some sharp, clean taste
on all the hands
they touch. Both make
from the inside out
their own new scape.

This poem was commissioned by Ballard Farmers Market from Meredith Clark of the Poem Store in loving memory of Arlene Dabrusca of Anselmo Farms.

Meredith Clark

February 14, 2010

Meredith Clark gives you market fresh poetry to go with your market fresh food, at Ballard Farmers Market on February 7, 2010. Photo copyright 2010 by Zachary D. Lyons.

For all you kids out there in Ballard Farmers Market blog land, that thing Meredith Clark is holding is called a typewriter — t-y-p-e-w-r-i-t-e-r. Way back in the last century, people used to use these big, clunky things to, um, type. You didn’t need electricity, or a battery, or a stable cellular or wi-fi connection. You just needed an ink ribbon and some paper, and you could write words… well… legibly.

Meredith Clark not only writes legibly, but she writes creatively. Her Poetry Store offers Market shoppers fresh, nutritious, delicious verse to order. Give her an idea, and she’ll give you some verse.