Jason Talbot grew up in Wisconsin, USA, and for a couple years, in the Netherlands. He was present at the destruction of the Berlin Wall, and ever since remains interested in building bridges between people. Jason graduated from Milwaukee School of Engineering with a degree in Architectural Engineering and works in the manufacturing and mining equipment industry. He has enjoyed learning about, and seeing, many parts of the world, and is lucky to have met so many interesting people from so many different cultures. Jason lives in Wisconsin with his wonderful wife and daughters, and is thankful for many things. Hobbies include: family time, travel, woodworking, growing apples, making cheese, playing violin (poorly), fishing and sailing.
His poetry has been published in The Avocet Journal of Nature Poetry, Coldnoon International Journal of Travel Writing, the Museletter, Wisconsin Poets Calendar, Bramble, and the Blue Heron Review.
We long for you,
Delicate, fleeting faery.
In cold Spring, unflinching, you rise,
Powerful as the mountain
Who herself fears no storm,
Breathing green shoots upwards, unstoppable
As the rising tide.
Bloom again; show us how to Spring
Through a bitter Winter
Building strength in the ground.
Originally Appeared in The Avocet Journal of Nature Poetry
Someday I Will Walk
Through That Deep Forest
Someday, I will walk through that deep forest,
The eagle my guide, the bear my brother.
And I will breathe silence,
And I will drink the long rippling thunder.
When it rains, I will be wet.
When it is cold, I will be cold.
The high woodland oaks will be my cathedral.
And the world will become real to me again,
And I will become real to the world.
Originally Appeared in The Blue Heron Review