dear fellow human being!

Here I sit, on this sparkling January day in Portland, Oregon at the very beginning of 2022, imagining who on earth you might be – of all the possible “you’s” who might be reading these words, wherever and whenever you happen to alight on this page. Even for such a humble, untraveled site as this, the possibilities are mind-boggling…

Anyway, whoever, wherever and whenever you are, here is my wish for you this year and ongoing:

May you find what you most deeply need,
and may you find a way to give your very best
toward the ongoing evolution of our human family.

That is what this website aspires to be: a place for anyone so inclined to give their best through the creative arts. To get the ball rolling for the new year, here are some new scribblings of my own. If you would like to share yours, get in touch!

When time flows backward      


Today after plenty of rain

when river and sky are liquid light

and time is flowing backward

I sit and watch the seabirds float

on the swiftly fluid blue and gold


We ride along so comfortably,

all facing backward to gaze behind

as full of trust we homeward glide

into the kind and pure unknown

happily lost outside of time



Floating into 2022
Trudi Lee Richards

Trudi Lee Richards

Trudi Lee Richards, one of the poet-bards of Silo’s Message, is the author of "Ambrosia," "Confessions of Olivia"; "On Wings of Intent, a biography of Silo"; "Soft Brushes with Death"; and "Experiences on the Threshold." Exactly two of her poems have ever been published: "Fairies of the Forest," which appeared in the Palo Alto Times "Youth Said It" column in 1957, and "The Great 21st Century Poemic," which appeared in the April 2021 edition of Global Poemic (globalpoemic.wordpress.com). She also edited and published the independent San Francisco newspaper "Human Future" from 1989-1997, and before that co-founded "La Mamelle," a '70s San Francisco arts publication. A graduate of Stanford University, she helped raise several humans from infancy, and is now enjoying their friendship. She currently lives in Portland, Oregon.