Northwest NEWS

April 26, 1999

Entertainment

"A Night of Poetry" in Woodinville

   Poets of all ages are reading their work every second and fourth Wednesday of the month at Coffee Republic.

   "The collage of literature starts at 7:30 p.m. and usually ends about 9:30 in the evening," said Daniel Farrell, a Woodinville High School senior and a poet, who originated the idea and who hosts the events. The poetry events are free and anyone is invited to attend.

   "Woodinville has a lot of talented poets, especially the youth of Woodinville. It's wonderful that there's a place where the poets of this town can finally be heard," he added.

   Farrell read his poem "Ash" at the April 14 event. He has written more than 50 poems, 23 of which he now has bound.

Ash

brown with a plush like blanket of violet blue
her eyes stared into me calm and true
smooth paper, white to gray
we shared a cigarette's life away
soft with a voice of comfort free
her poetry fell far into the heart of me
smoky skies, black to white
we reflected endless conversation throughout the night
sweet with a passion of a heart filled full
her friendship soothed into me spirit and soul

   For those interested in reading their literature, contact Dan at (425) 486-1679. Coffee Republic is located next to Golden Egg Ski and Sport at 17530 132nd Ave. NE in Woodinville.