Rosemerry wins the Roses…at least from the VTH!

Posted by on 04.28.08 | 2 Comments
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Our very own Vitual Tea House blogger, Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer, was a finalist on the Prairie Home Companion ‘Bed of Roses’ Love Sonnet Contest in February 2008! Rosemerry did not win the contest, but her poem was read on the show, and just for the record…I think her sonnet was much better than the one that won! She takes the roses in my book!

Congratulations, Rosemerry!

Here’s her finalist entry:

by Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer

I want to know your body as I know
these sandstone cliffs behind our house-take treks
for weeks along your spine, traverse your neck
with slow, exploratory eyes and go
for long excursions on your limbs with no
set plan for how I might get home, except
to know that you will lead me there. I’ll step
so lightly, leave no evidence. And oh,
the maps I’ll make, my love, will not be made
of paper but of tune. No rise of you
will be unknown to me, no inch unsung.
I know topographies change by the day—
that wind and water have their way. So true.
A good mapmaker’s work is never done.

About the Author
Organic fruit grower, mother, and life-lover Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer lives in Southwest Colorado. Her books include Insatiable, If You Listen, and Charity: True Stories of Giving and Receiving. She is poet laureate of San Miguel County, sings with a 7-woman acappella group, Heartbeat, and has all kinds of poetic ideas for you on her website,

Here are some other sites that speak to Rosemerry’s work:

Book Wire: Meet the Author

The Parenting Squad

Hire Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer

Click here for her blog on the Virtual Tea House!




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