Tender sprouts at winter’s end,
Universe in each, the thousands of flowers
Love-red, friendship-yellow, care-pink--
Palette of earthly existence
Stirring the yearning of awe.
Wendy Gist was raised in the forest of the Southwest on the outskirts of Flagstaff, Arizona. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in For Women Who Roar, Fourth River, Galway Review, Grey Sparrow Review, New Plains Review, Oyez Review, Rio Grande Review, Soundings Review, St. Austin Review, Sundog Lit and other fine journals. She is a Pushcart Prize nominee and the author of the chapbook Moods of the Dream Fog (Finishing Line Press, 2016). Gist was named semifinalist for The Best Small Fictions, 2017