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Poem: Roots in the Sea

Written on Barn Island, Stonington, CT

The channels of sea
Meander through the dense reeds.

Winding embankments
Scallop the coast.

The paths through
The salt marsh
Leading out to open waters.

The winds linger here
In the wooded coves
Before crossing the Atlantic

Sauntering for a time
Among the oaks
Whose roots soak in the brine.


L.M. Browning (aka Leslie Browning) is the author of numerous award-winning poetry titles including Oak Wise and Fleeting Moments of Fierce Clarity. Balancing her passion for writing with her love of education and publishing, Browning is a graduate of the University of London and a Fellow with the League of Conservationist Writers. She is Partner at Hiraeth Press, Founder of The Wayfarer: A Journal of Contemplative Literature, and in 2011, Browning opened Homebound Publications—a rising independent publishing house based in New England. She currently divides her time between her home in Connecticut and her work in Boston.

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