POETRY
Woman
Eva-Maria Sher

Photo by Yaoqi LAI on Unsplash

Photo by Yaoqi LAI on Unsplash

When you rose from the sea
the crown of your head
touched the clouds

the moon bowed low
to worship your feet
—stars sang harmonies

while the ocean blushed
vermilion


Born in Germany at the end of World War II, Eva-Maria Sher started writing poetry almost as soon as she could spell. After emigrating to the United States at seventeen, studying literature and expressive arts, teaching, marrying and raising a family, she picked up where she left off forty years earlier, writing about everyday life in her adopted country, her memories, her garden, her animals, about being a woman. She loves gardening and painting and lives in the Seattle area with her husband Ron and their Leonberger puppy Minette.