Circadian Poems

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Monday, October 10, 2005

Wednesday's Poem: Sister Walk

Sister Walk
By Wanda D. Campbell

Sister, do you remember
when we walked these woods
in our youth, the smell of wet leaves
touching our noses, water from shaken trees
falling on our hair?

When we gathered cresses
from the branch and
hauled water from that spring
where we collected snails and
tempted crawdads with twigs?

Now weeks grow in our path
and briars block the entrance
to woodlands of yesterday.
Still, will you walk with me?

“Sister Walk” first appeared in Taproot Literary Review, Summer 2005.

Wanda D. Campbell is a poet, novelist, artist and teacher from the rolling hill country of southern Kentucky. Her work has appeared in The Taproot Literary Review, Pegasus, River Walk Journal, storySouth, Midsouth Review, Farmland Publications, The Rogue Scholar and many other traditional and online publications. Most of her work has appeared the pen name, Nochipa. She is a member of the Kentucky State Poetry Society and attends workshops throughout Appalachia and the South.

Visit her at: At Home in the Cumberlands (


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