Poetry Porch: Poets

About Elizabeth Reeke

Her academic studies were completed at Mount Holyoke College, Harvard University, and Tufts University. Her professional work included research and program design and development in the fields of psychology and education. She also explored some less traditional roles, including field study in the Oregon clearcuts searching for endangered plants, and a year’s apprenticeship with a violin repair shop.

Elizabeth describes a personal journey powerfully influenced by her desire to understand consciousness and the mystical at an intimate, personal level, and by her love of the earth and the music of many lands. These interests led her to the study of teachers, mystics, poets, and classical spiritual treatises through the ages, and to travels through many beautiful and sacred areas of the earth.

She found an opportunity to study a short time with a Bedouin healer on a tiny isle in Greece living in old beekeeper huts by the sea, and she learned all she could of music and healing and helped lead a number of workshops in the New England area. Finally, her journey has included study of North Indian rudra veena, Chinese ghuzheng, Japanese koto, and Celtic harp; and periods of artistic exploration of Chinese brush painting, batik, and weaving.

Elizabeth currently lives in Arizona, where she continues her musical practice and work on a collection of poems tentatively titled “Song of My Heart.”

Elizabeth Reeke’s poems on The Poetry Porch:
          How Do We Love?
          Of Paddles and Moonlight
          The Way It Was/ Epilogue
          Conversation with My Tears
          Song of My Heart
             What Do We Know?
          Long Way Home
          The Summer of the Haboobs
          Coyote Morning
          The Arborists
          Frozen Tears
          A New Way
          The Sands of Time
          Reply to Budenz’s “Duet”
          The Odyssey
          Song of Healing
          Song for the Earth
          Jewel of the Heart
          December Song
          December Reflections
          Song of the Towers

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