Louise Cary Barden

Louise Cary Barden

Louise Cary Barden recently re-settled in Oregon from North Carolina. Before immersing herself in poetry full time, she was a university English instructor and marketing-advertising executive. Her poems have appeared in journals nationwide and have won awards from Calyx  (https://www.calyxpress.org/), the Oregon Poetry Association, the North Carolina Harperprints chapbook competition (for Tea Leaves), and others. Married to an ecologist, she is a self-avowed tree-hugger.

Butterfly Effect

Poem

Wait for the sun’s first gold to strike that canopy, transform
the mist into a thin vapor and warm the pale feathers
into orange opening wings, a hundred then a thousand
glowing spots fanning out into an auburn blanket