Welcome to Bearbones.

Since Winter Solstice 2017, this has been a home for poems. They came as lines in the night or dreams that lingered too long, and are more creatures in their own right than clusters of my painstakingly chosen words (though there is that, too).

Behind each poem, there is a story — an encounter with a moose, or a generous tree. At times I’ve wished to share these backstories, and the curiosities they inspire. I’ve decided to give that a whirl, as of January 2020.

I’m hesitant, not wanting to influence the reader-poem relationship. I’ve come to see that interaction as an intimate and personal thing. When a poem is delivered well, it becomes yours. An effective poet is a skilled messenger. 

Yet that poet can also be a guide. The challenge is to share the story, while still protecting the space in which poems work their magic.

So that is my goal in offering short essay/poem pairings. I hope to pick my way between too little and too much, offering a glimpse of what wants to rush through — so it might commune, independently, with you. 

I also hope that my sharing a few lines in this way stirs something real inside of you – you know, the Velveteen Rabbit kind of real. And then maybe, someday, that motion might build into something undeniably alive for you, an inspiration of your own that spins off into the wild world we share – and nudges still another.

Go. Do it. I’ll keep the fire going.

Tricia Elliott


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  1. Tricia,
    Your poetry is so vibrant and full of life and light.
    Thank you for this beautiful site. I look forward to each new post.


  2. Your poetry touches my heart, Tricia. Thank you for sharing your beautiful words with us.
    Xoxo, Lisa


  3. Tricia –
    What magical beauty you are creating in Bearbones. Feels like you’ve given voice to the earth, sky, water elements themselves. Yes indeed, the Velteteen Rabbit just got real… and your poetry just opened a long lost channel for soul sound. Gratitude, Namaste, and… You Go Girl!


  4. Tricia your imagery and your words are deep and soul stirring.

    Thank you for the gift of this site. xo

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  5. Tricia I look forward to traveling with you on this enticing new journey. I have enjoyed the brief reveal of the story behind your poems through the photographs you share. It feels like those glimpses are a breadcrumb trail to the now bigger world you plan to share. This post excited me! Thank you for sharing the gift of your words.


  6. Tricia, this post excites me! I look forward to following you on this journey. I enjoy the brief reveal of the story behind the poems provided by the photographs you share. It feels now, as if those have been a breadcrumb trail leading to this new, broader world you plan to share. Thank you for the gift of your words and braveheart.


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