Earth, Grass, Trees and Stone
With eyes wide open to the world around her, Mary Anne Morefield explores hedgerows and pastures,
the plants, animals and humans that inhabit an 18th century Pennsylvania farm. She broadens her
search to the wider world of ideas, to other cultures, to Aleppo and the West Bank. She looks
directly at Hurricane Sandy and sits beside death. She examines the region of widowhood, laces up
her hiking boots to explore new territory in the flora, fauna and mountains of Arizona. There new
colors catch her eyes, new sounds enchant her ears. The poems speak to living fully and deeply in the world.