a place of memory

  • November 28, 2017

a place of memory disjointed and jumbled                                                 my thoughts of you flash in a slideshow of frozen gestures, two dimensional line drawings - flat yet emblematic of a spirit known only to love and how we laughed                                       the day before I woke up alone       ©Mary Lou Newmark

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Dear Puma

  • July 19, 2017

This poem was inspired by the organization #SaveLACougars which is educating the public about Los Angeles' mountain lion population. The group is spearheading a fundraising effort to build a wildlife crossing over the freeway at Liberty Canyon.

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Snowy Egret

  • March 15, 2017

This photograph of a snowy egret was taken at the Malibu lagoon by Mark Farber.  I love it so much, I decided to write a poem!

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  • January 27, 2017

My most recent painting was inspired by a quote from Auguste Rodin's book, "Cathedrals of France." From chapter one, "Harmony in living bodies results from the counterbalancing of masses that move.

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Heart First

  • November 15, 2016

"Heart First" uses the newer poetic form of the "tricube."  Introduced by acclaimed Sacramento poet, Phillip Larrea, the tricube consists of three syllables per line, three lines per stanza and three stanzas.  

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Color Meditation

  • October 6, 2016

When it comes to music and words, I write and rewrite a lot in my head.  I go through multiple versions before the first draft ever gets to the page. So I find it a refreshing change to paint.  You can see a few of my paintings in this website, on the contact page, the king poem, and in the music section.  My paintings evolve over long periods of time - I paint a gesture or layer, let it sit for weeks or months, and then add a new element.  They are meditations on shape and color. Here is one very few have seen in person.  What does it say to you?

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Cat’s Meow

  • September 15, 2016

This poem was dictated to me by my cat, Neruda.  I adopted him from a local rescue organization several months ago. He is a spoken word poet, so I encourage you to say the words out loud. He is almost one year old, and has not mastered written language - yet. Enjoy!

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Welcome to Green Angel Diaries!

  • September 8, 2016

A place for musings and music, poetic scribbles, wanderings and wonderings A path to travel, or stop and sit by the road in a field of wildflowers.   ---Mary Lou

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