Ebby Malmgren


Where Stones are Found I

hardly noticed
a stone happens

it asks nothing
takes nothing

on the hillside,
it listens to rain

on the beach
to surf

it shoulders
the burnishing wind

is by subtraction

I hold
its steady hardness

and know
the world’s oldest story.

Where Stones are Found II

Ebby Malmgren
A native of the Iowa prairie, a prize-winning potter and print maker, as well as a writer, Ebby Malmgren divides her time between Annapolis and Taos. She has been an exhibiting member of The Maryland Federation of Art since 1972 and is a founding member of the Annapolis Potters’ Guild. She was also a founding member of Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts. Her writing has appeared in a number of magazines, journals, and anthologies. Two collections of her poetry, Common Ground and Stone Dream have been published in hand-bound Limited Editions by Lake Clair Designs.



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