Happy April! Happy National Poetry Month!
This month I decided to share poetry and photos that illustrate my work as an artist-in-residence for Smith Center for Healing and the Arts at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Maryland. Click here to see photos of my work at Walter Reed.
Check out my collage posted above. I wrote a poem about my Artist Romance below.
Artist Romance by Ananda Leeke
Copyright 2012 by Madelyn C. Leeke
Each week, I share my creative gifts with wounded warriors and their families, military personnel, and civilian hospital staff.
We play with poetry, six-word memoirs, prayers, essays, creative writing exercises, water color paints, collage, model magic, and wire sculpture on our creative playground.
Laughter invites itself.
Tears often appear.
Smiles are always present.
Sometimes deep revelations occur.
Whatever happens, I am always left with an aha moment of deep gratitude.
It’s the perfect artist romance.