Mud Washes Out Roads, Inspires Local Poet

It’s been a stormy summer here in the Telluride region. When it’s wet like this, mud and rock slides inevitably wash across the roads, making them impassable. For some, it’s an unwelcome derailment; but for others, it’s an opportunity to contemplate life.
Sequestered temporarily, poet Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer was inspired to write this poem and to create this video. “If you don’t think about where you are going, there is infinite pleasure in the ‘here’ of it all,” she reads. Trommer, an award-winning poet and author who used to edit Telluride Magazine, has a hypnotic, entrancing style of reading that makes her poetry come alive. Hope you enjoy the video.