Celebrating 50 Years of Earth Day: “The Hiding Place,” by Jennifer Raudenbush

This April we are filling the EasternPennPoints blog with art and poetry in celebration of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day.

girl climbing tree

The Hiding Place

by Jennifer Raudenbush


Cloistered within my secret room of leaves

the children come:

            to soak up sacred space

            to touch the holy

            to be.


They perch on gnarled branches

            eyes opened

            eyes closed

sharing secrets.


Desires and hopes


nesting in my leaves;


the only sound the swishing of the breeze,

murmurs of a thousand whispered prayers.


When not writing picture books, middle grade, and poetry, Jennifer Raudenbush is likely reading, spending time in nature, or adventuring with family. She is a member of SCBWI, 12 x 12 Picture Book Challenge, and Inked Voices. Her biggest vices are chocolate and cookies! She’d love to connect with more members of Eastern PA SCBWI. You can visit her website at jenraudenbush.com and follow her on Twitter (@jenraudenbush).

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