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*Written for a wonderful wordsmith, Kathryn Collins,
 who is <em>kindred</em> in so many ways... you are loved.

Mary Ann Epp is a poet in the disguise of a folk singer. A local grown
treasure too few have heard. Her life has been so rough
and all she writes, all she croons, is pure love.

Inspiring, she tells of all that is universal, but makes it very close,
very personal. A world painted ... within tiny, perfect rooms. Remind
you of anyone else? Go on swat me, Kathryn, such a treasure
you are.

Mary Ann Epp-

The Muses Café moved, became larger, lost character... still has the best
vegetarian food EVER, still has the same warm people...
But I set this in its original home, on King St, in a 100 year old storefront
with views to the bustle of a city's main street.

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Sunset. Synergy is moving between chairs
that don't quite match, widening tight circles   
of rovers. Muses Cafe, a small cove where
views internalize, so we heave heavy troubles

outside. Minstrel Mary Anne Epp shelters 
songs about happenstance .When a server drops
a plate, she ad libs, Save cracks for later.
Heads nod to her witty vibes, bite-sized bops.

Inspiration strums as parlance sighs, Good grief,              
my journal's at home.  You say, All's fine.
but your purse offers only ONE loose leaf,
curiously room enough for TWO to lay lines.

Pens groove. Friend, you prove that poets can wage
self-determined verse while on the same page.

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  1. Date: 8/29/2014 8:03:00 PM
    Wow....deep...really deep.lovely too

  1. Date: 1/30/2014 9:25:00 AM
    Cyndi dahling --- Swat you: no, hug you, yes. I checked Mary Ann Epp on a few sites. How can you put me in the same paragraph as she? I am so back in the sixties with a 2014 frame of mind right now. What a voice - musically and poetically. Thank you. You are my sunshine. love, Kathy

  1. Date: 1/26/2014 4:20:00 PM
    Hi dear ...I look forward to your blog.You are truely inspired girl : ).

  1. Date: 1/26/2014 12:30:00 PM
    Cyndi there is a lot going on in this place, revealing a very good sonnet...David

  1. Date: 1/26/2014 9:19:00 AM
    Awesome sonnet, Cyndi. I know you have brought a huge smile to Kathryn's face this morning. I have read Mary Ann Epp, she is very good, as is our dear Kathryn. Very fitting, and so well done. hugs, Catie :)