This beautiful venue in a historic mansion near the eastern border of Pleasanton at 2647 Arroyo Road, Livermore, will be a special setting for reading by poet Joan Gelfand of San Francisco and Rebecca Foust of Marin County. Joan will read from her books "Seeking Center" and "A Dreamer's Guide to Cities and Streams." Rebecca will read from "Mom's Canoe and Dark Card." I'll also read several poems and some written by my mother, Goldie W. Chavenson, from my book, "Goldie and Me."
Haiku Verses about Mothers
by Deborah Grossman
Children swing and race.
Mother sees spring colors
in shades unknown to most.
How does Mother know
we want to play all day
in mud puddles and shiny yellow boots?
Mother's hands not here
to pull weeds or answer the phone.
I see her smile among white roses.
Coming soon: 'An Afternoon of Poetry about Mom'
"An Afternoon of Poetry about Mom" will take place from 2-4 p.m., Sunday, May 2, at Ravenswood Historic Site, 2647 Arroyo Road in Livermore. The cost is $5; students are free.
For more information contact Michelle Russo at firstname.lastname@example.org or 931-5350; or Deborah Grossman at email@example.com or www.facebook.com/PleasantonPoetry. Information is also available at www.livermorelit.com.