Sarah Dickenson Snyder


A holiness in trees,
the green they find
themselves in—

a painting, maybe Brueghel’s
landscape, shades and shades
of it in a sea and a coast, a bit of Icarus.

Here—the buds exhale,
a sun polishes,
collages shadow

and light. Everything
yielding to the breeze
and the new.


Sarah Dickenson Snyder has written poetry since she knew there was a form with conscious line breaks. She has two poetry collections, The Human Contract (Aldrich Press) and Notes from a Nomad (Finishing Line Press). Recently, her poems have appeared in The Comstock Review, The Main Street Rag, immix, Chautauqua Literary Magazine, Piedmont Journal, Sunlight Press, Stirring: a Literary Journal, and Whale Road Review. In May of 2016, she was a 30/30 Poet for Tupelo Press. One poem was selected by the Mass Poetry Festival Migration Contest to be stenciled on the sidewalk in Salem, MA, for the annual festival, April 2017.