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Connie K Walle

Connie K Walle

What's Left'

Read a review of What's Left by Barbara Lloyd McMichael in Coast Weekly.

Connie K Walle is a life-long Pacific Northwest resident of Tacoma, Washington, and is President and Founder of Puget Sound Poetry Connection where she hosts the “Distinguished Writer Series,” now in its 27th year.

Connie also founded Our Own Words, a teen writing contest in conjunction with Pierce Library. It is now in its 21st year.

Her awards include: The 2015 Amocat Award for promotion of the arts, Margaret K Williams Award in support of the arts, Washington Poets Association Faith Beamer Cooke Award, Metro Parks Certificate of Appreciation, and City of Tacoma Certificate of Appreciation for community service.

Connie has three children and nine grown grandchildren

Hear Garrison Keillor read "Write Me a Love Poem" from What's Left on The Writer's Almanac.

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Poem from What's Left


A newborn, home, sleeping.
Trees wait for the wind to stroke their leaves.
Water lily on small pond in the park.
Watching the sun move to the horizon.
The nude statue of David in the Louvre.

After fifty years of marriage, his touch.
The moon closer to the earth than before.
The Ferris wheel at the top of the turn.
Tears poised to drop as a favorite song plays.
Your breath when the brakes give way.