March “Poem Booth” Space Awarded

The winner of the debut POEM BOOTH
contest has been announced.

Congratulations Kathleen McKeever of Bellingham, Washington!

Kathleen McKeever cutting the ribbon at the official opening of The Poem Booth on Forest Street at the downtown Community Food Co-op, March 3, 2017





Sunnyland Scent

If I could brew a personal fragrance
of this morning’s air,
my perfume would speak
to the part of my memory
which recollects towhee at the birdfeeder
and sweet pine sisken song.
Scent memory of grass
full of bluebells, tete a tetes, and clover.
The smell of garden spade,
tomato leaf and butter lettuce.
A whiff of family
loading dog, canoe and picnic
into their panel wagon.
Cologne of clucking hens
announcing the arrival of warm, brown eggs.
Sweet smell of pink and ivory fruit trees
dressed in their bridal best.
Neighbor scent pushing strollers,
drinking coffee,
greeting one another with smiling nods.

If I could blend a perfume
of this morning’s air,
I would never be alone.

By Kathleen McKeever

Kathleen is our winner of the first poem booth poetry contest…stop by the poem booth between March 1st and May 31st to see her poem! Congratulations, Kathleen!





Published by Shannon Laws

Like my writing? Want to hear me read my poetry? Please visit and download some today. Only $1.00 a poem! Shannon Laws is a Pacific Northwest poet. Her story-telling poetry has touched many hearts and minds. She is the author of four poetry books, the most recent “Fallen” published by Independent Writer’s Studio Press. Shannon has received two Mayor’s Arts Awards and the Community Champion Award for promoting local artists on community radio and encouraging peace and understanding through community poetry events. She makes her home in Bellingham, Washington, USA.

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