• Nils Peterson, poet

  • May 2010
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  • MISSION OF THE POET LAUREATE-Santa Clara County

    Elevate poetry in the awareness of Santa Clara County residents and to help celebrate the literary arts.

    Serve as an advocate for poetry, literature, and the arts.

    Lead a community project that makes poetry more accessible.

    Contribute to Santa Clara County’s poetry and literary legacy.

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AND SO WE END…THIRTY POEMS FOR 30 DAYS…

  …And so we end
     this month-on trend
     of a poem-a-day
     for thirty days…

BUT CHECK BACK SOON…

To hear who the winners are of the Poetry About Santa Clara County Contest

And in the meantime welcome the First of May.
Hear what Henry Vaughan has to say
in this excerpt from his poem,

THE WATERFALL

With what deep murmurs through time’s silent stealth
Doth thy transparent, cool, and watery wealth
                Here flowing fall,
                And chide, and call,
As if his liquid, loose retinue stayed
Lingering,and were of this steep place afraid,
                The common pass
                Where, clear as glass,
                All must descend—
                Not to an end,
But quickened by this deep and rocky grave
Rise to a longer course more bright and brave…

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