Doe Parker's Domain

Poetry happens here. Make yourself at home. We've got a long ride ahead of us.

The Cabin

an old bear and his honey live here.

there is always bread to bake- lamps to fix- and a bag of potato chips left open to get stale on the counter.

 

we all need to eat

we all need more light

and sometimes we grease the wheels with whatever we can find—

and end up breaking the machine.

 

there are always hummingbirds to watch

and deer coming through the property—

coffee to brew.

 

we all must learn to stop and take it in like a hummingbird only does with the sugar.

we all need to let ourselves stop at the salt lick and face what is bitter—

but you can always get a drink with a friend.

-Doe Parker

~~note: this isn’t done but i wanted to post something~~

so today i was in my schools student lounge and the senioritis has hit so hard that i was having a small existential crisis over whether to get doritos or chex mix. this girl cleared her throat behind me and i turned around and apologized and she said she’s having junioritis and stressing out about college— and then we launched into a convo about applying to school and all that. i mentioned that i’m going to columbia college chicago next year— and she already knew that at an arts school i’d be doing poetry— and she’s read some of my stuff and had been wanting to get my book which is now happening!! this is a rep that i love a lot!! 

this is Dale Victorine. I met him for the first time a couple weeks ago. A few months ago he took one of the poems (when i’m gone) from my book and composed a song that my choir has learned and will be premiering this Saturday. 

Carolyn<br />Rowe

hey folks!!! this fantastically talented artist did the cover of my book, and i wanted to pass on her website so you can all see more of her stuff, its really grand. 

Return Address poem reading

one of the first pieces i finished since the book that I read a couple months back at a choir retreat!! woot! my youtube channel is back from the dead

i started this when i finished writing for my book, and tonight i think it finally came together. ~Doe

1/4/14 book in pinecrest gallery&visit to the mother of the forest

i’ve been up at my parents cabin this week with a friend before going back to school tomorrow. i’m posting this a day late, but yesterday i went to the Pinecrest Gallery and  got 20 books for sale there, which is super exciting. 

also, i visited the calaveras north grove trail where i wrote most of the nature chapter of Becoming Doe and spent some time with this amazing tree: 

This is a quote from the last chapter of my first book, Becoming Doe. 
If you&#8217;re interested in buying copies you could do that here:  https://www.createspace.com/4391368 or search the book title on amazon.
any notes on this are really appreciated because i&#8217;m trying to get myself out there in any way i can!
thank you folks :) 

This is a quote from the last chapter of my first book, Becoming Doe. 

If you’re interested in buying copies you could do that here:  https://www.createspace.com/4391368 or search the book title on amazon.

any notes on this are really appreciated because i’m trying to get myself out there in any way i can!

thank you folks :) 

12/29/13 adding to the blog and a bit of a love poem

i just updated the links in the sidebar, there are tags listed in “more info” and little blurbs about each chapter of Becoming Doe in “more about becoming doe.” 

it’s 2 in the morning and i’m writing, which has been much needed for a few days now. a line that came out of my stream of consciousness which i sort of like is 

"there’s a lot of slack crashing in on me from all the hope i sent out into the world with your name on it." 

“Tell me-
Did my heart get lost in the mail?
Or did you ever even send it back?”

—   Doe Parker (via grey-wolves-black-tea)