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Welcome to UUCA's Where I'm From Poetry Project -- A beautiful way to share -- appreciate -- understand -- and cherish who we are. Our project is modeled after the original Where I'm From poem by Kentucky Poet Laureate George Ella Lyon. We hope the poems here will inspire you to write your own. No writing experience needed. Just take a few moments and think of the memories of the people -- the places -- the things that are a part of you. A template to help you is provided here (Word Doc or PDF).
A special message to UUCA from George Ell Lyon:
If you have questions about UUCA's Where I'm From Poetry Project or would like to submit a poem, please contact Betsy Rosso at firstname.lastname@example.org.
By Rev. Aaron McEmrys
By John Bohman
I am from heavy rain, running with clouds, pushing past the wind, waiting for the next big storm over the horizon. Read more.
By Gay Gibson Cima
I am from darned socks, From International Harvester and Chef Boyardee, Read more.
By Bill Fogarty
I am from pencils sharpened at the hall closet door, From Rawlings baseball gloves and Entenmann cookies
By David McTaggart
I am from hay seed and baling twine, from Corn Flakes and Ovaltine.
By D Ohlandt
I am from playing cards, from euchre and pinochle and of course from solitaire
By Diane Ullius
I am from all the kitchen tables,
from Bruce Floor Cleaner and Spic ‘n’ Span.