Help a Young Artist!

by Stacy Barton on January 17, 2015

…who happens to be my daughter.

Our girl Olivia Lynn Barton is working to get into Berklee School of Music in Boston next year & snatch up both a vocal performance and songwriter scholarship if she can manage it…otherwise we simply can’t afford it.

So, this is a shameless ASK to those of you who love my artistry…check out my daughter’s. Her latest original song “Fuel or Fire” is especially good. We are trying to get as many “follows” as possible in the next 4 weeks on her SoundCloud…Berklee WILL look there and they WILL notice!

You can make a difference. I believe it. Please go, listen, like, follow, comment, share…




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Upon The Red Balloons

by Stacy Barton on December 30, 2014

in Mary Janes

she stands

one hand of balloons

between cracks

dandelions grow

in shiny shoes she

sees herself let go

red balloons rise


leave her body for sky


their dance

in her hand

she stands




Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree

December 23, 2014

Sidesaddle in a stuffed chair I sit, feet tucked. Sipping coffee, I stare at our tree as if it’s a stranger. Strings of white lights, green branches, childhood adornments suddenly blur through the lens of tears. A tinfoil star, a gold macaroni tree, a painted partridge too big for its branch, a handprint angel all […]

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December 1, 2014

I’m a Yaya! unbelievable feeling…crazy experience…blessed position…awed by god above in the intricacies and specificities and personal touch of his enormous spirit. wild love. grand hope. pulsing life. radiating out and out and out and out….can you feel it?

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Locally Grown Words Book Fair…with ME!

November 19, 2014

DECEMBER 14, NOON-4PM @EASTENDMARKET COME support local words & buy some Christmas presents @BOOKMARKIT ! Join us for the “Locally Grown Words” book fair–and look for my table at the East End Market… Copies of my new poetry chapbook Like Summer Grass from Finishing Line Press will be for sale as well as copies of my previous book from […]

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bless you lisa

November 5, 2014

there are moments in life, when, if you choose, you may step into something greater than you had imagined. i had such an experience today. my friend lisa curtis at massageworkz in winter garden…took me in. and i do mean “took me in.” Lisa has an unbelievable gift, a honed skill and a gracious practice of helping […]

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Evening Muse

November 3, 2014

Evening muse ends this ordinary day terrible   with certainty. Pink breeze ruffles the fringed fingers of the palm ripples late waters as I hammock swing, dreaming   with paper and pen, muse   the well, find the time I first felt your hair— my hand, your spirit each hour so clear from a page […]

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My Yaya Room

October 31, 2014

This is my Yaya room…created for my girl-grandbaby coming in two weeks or so…also in anticipation of others yet to come…my new role rising ever before me…mamma, to observer, to friend, to Yaya…each movement of relationship a gift…a moment of new breath…a hope, a treasure, a new endeavor. i welcome each new chance to love […]

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“Hope” is the Thing With Feathers

October 28, 2014

As Emily Dickinson wrote: “Hope” is the thing with feathers – That perches in the soul – And sings the tune without the words – And never stops – at all – And sweetest – in the Gale – is heard – And sore must be the storm – That could abash the little Bird […]

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the making of Yaya

October 27, 2014

you know it takes almost 10 months to make a baby. and most of that time to prepare a mommy and a daddy. but i am here to tell you that even after four babies of my own, and four young adult launches into the great wide blue, it has taken me until 3 weeks before her […]

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