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Stream-Lined Gypsy

Penske truck moved her away on Monday
Big Rain River took my stuff on Thursday
I’m a
Stream Lined Gypsy
Born on Friday
Couch surfing hobo

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The Weatherman’s Tale

By David J. Rothman
 
Listen my children and you shall hear
Of a cold, wet day in a hot, dry year,
Of the twelfth of September, in 2013.
Listen and learn what it can mean

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Poetry Talk September 5, 2013

Labor of:
passion, purpose, faith discipline,
Necessity, fear, need, want
Recognition of the abbreviated differential there in
Lies the conundrum of dreams reality and withholding
doing the right thing in order to provide
reside, and thrive??
Rescue mission of life wanders in concentric paths
Crisscrossing vertically integrated experiences
Are you lucky enough to be one of the chosen to know
That
Labor OF?
to pursue chase fathom gather and push
Onward toward that elusive goal
Labor OF
LOVE

By Martin Soosloff

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Poetry Talk August 15, 2013

Sight Unseen
By Bonnie DiSalvo

How long were you gone
From the corner of my eye?
And then came back
A stranger.
Full of wrath
And evil words
Of doom and retribution.
Where did you go
In that blink of an eye?
To become a lost lover
Tearing shreds
In my heart
And blurring my vision.

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Rare Birds Nesting In Lyons

There have been some interesting and spectacular bird sightings down at the Clarifier Project, across the pedestrian bridge from the Black Bear parking lot. Birders, like the Such family (parents Dave and Renee, and sons Marcel and Joel), and other local artists like Cathie Holm have reported sighting

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Poetry Talk August 1, 2013

Paralyzed
By Alexa DiSalvo

Silver birch sleigh slid to a halt
Slick tusk runners sink in the snow
That is only time elapsed
Like dust on a useless mirror
Accumulating over this frozen river

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I Am Lyons Colorado

The Lyons Recorder
Last week started a new feature in the Lyons Recorder called iamlyonscolorado. It will be comprised of photos (and a few words) of people that Lyons resident Kenneth Wajda has captured during his daily travels around town. Wajda is an independent filmmaker who has made several short films in and around Lyons. Prior to moving to Colorado in 2001 he worked as a staff photographer for a daily newspaper, The Trenton Times, in New Jersey for thirteen years.  Since then, in addition to making films, he has worked as a freelance photographer and still shoots editorial assignments, commercial jobs, portraiture, (family, engagement, senior, etc.) and teaches nature and street photography. 
Wajda explains how the idea of iamlyonscolorado came about, “I enjoy shooting street photography, which I call “life” photography, because it is both great exercise and it’s like treasure hunting.  It is quite fascinating how many moments cross your

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As The Crow Flies

It’s a long way from Lyons to anywhere, “as the crow flies.” Residents of Lyons have known that for some time; many of them live here for just that reason. But now it’s official. Local artist Jake Pinello (he of the murals on the sides of the St. Vrain Market and car wash buildings) has just completed the latest addition to the burgeoning sculpture inventory lining the streets, paths, and parks of Lyons.

Pinello’s sculpture, “As the Crow Flies,” consists of four fifteen-foot wooden poles and a large rosecompass on the corner

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The Holy Grail At The Cup

How appropriate that an art show titled “The Holy Grail” would be presented in The Stone Cup. Lyons artist Sally King (of the bear sculptures seen throughout town) will be the featured artist at The Stone Cup & Kitchen beginning July 1, and running through September.

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