Poem: Around a Winter Table

Posted:  Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 12:45pm

Around a Winter Table

Grapes and tea bags

Paper and pineapples

Pens and people

Telling tales

In a warm

Kitchen nook.

All the while

The silent snow

Thinks about

Coming inside.

 Linda Zeigler moved to Camden with her husband and two children 35 years ago. She began her working life as a registered nurse and enjoyed a long career in women's health. She's been a reader and writer since she was seven years old. Poetry and storytelling are a lifelong passion.


We tell stories.
We tell stories to make sense of our lives.
We tell stories to communicate our experience of being alive.
We tell stories in our own distinct voice. Our own unique rhythm and tonality.


Transformations is a story-telling column. The stories are written by community members who are my students. Our stories are about family, love, loss and good times. We hope to make you laugh and cry. Maybe we will convince you to tell your stories.
— Kathrin Seitz, editor, and Cheryl Durbas, co-editor

"Everyone, when they get quiet, when they become desperately honest with themselves, is capable of uttering profound truths. We all derive from the same source. There is no mystery about the origin of things. We are all part of creation, all kings, all poets, all musicians; we have only to open up, only to discover what is already there." — Henry Miller

Kathrin Seitz teaches Method Writing in Rockport, New York City and Florida. She can be reached at Cheryl Durbas is a freelance personal assistant in the Midcoast area. She can be reached at