Cleanse my spirits

Wash away my worries

Kingfisher my desires

Merganser my dive

Heron my stillness

Where birds become verbs

The rivers are wildest


poem by Marina Richie

I’m a nature writer based in Bend, Oregon. My passion is the belted kingfisher–the subject of a nonfiction memoir manuscript. My writing, however, is wide-ranging–often exploring our human connections with nature.

Please see my blog: https://beltedkingfisher.blog/


Belted Kingfisher, photo by Charles Wheeler