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Art by Ann Marie Rhiel 2020

Longing

 

by Judith Partin-Nielsen

 

 

to enter

that fortress of stone

to be seen

and known and needed

for even those things

that are lacking. To

climb its towers of beauty

and open its ornate doors

that lead deeper and deeper

into the paths of belonging.

 

 

 

Following a trail of words, mountains, spirit and tears, this writer, mother, wife and eventually psychoanalyst left Texas for Colorado in 1985. The land of the Arapahoe welcomed and called Judith by name. The love of poetry, poet and high mountain valleys has warmed her heart and made her home.  Freud said, “Everywhere I go, the poet has been there before me.”

 

May we keep following those footsteps on our paths thru the worlds. This contributor has taught contemplative psychotherapy at Naropa University, practices psychoanalysis, and writes poetry.


Ann Marie Rhiel is the Assistant Art Director for Yellow Mama Webzine. She was born and raised in Bronx, New York, presently living in New Jersey. She reconnected with her passion for art in 2016 and has had her work exhibited in art galleries around northern New Jersey ever since. She is a commissioned painting artist, who also enjoys photography. Her work has also appeared in Black Petals and Megazine Official.

In Association with Black Petals & Fossil Publications 2020