Poems by Carol Ladas-Gaskin

Salmon Song

My ancestors sang their bones
up this same dark river
skin flayed and scarlet
a banner of passion abandoned
on the river stones.

Bones of my ancestors carry me
threading a needle through time.

Flesh of my ancestors feeds me
a flame licking upstream.

Spirit of my ancestors carries me
a seed in the arms of the wind.

Carol Ladas-Gaskin


Carol Ladas-Gaskin, Hakomi certified therapist, teacher and trainer, is the author of Instant Stress Relief, co-author of Mindfulness Centered Therapies, an integrated approach and first place winner in Poetry in the Pacific Northwest Writers Association annual literary competition (2000). Her individual poems have been published in several anthologies as well.



By Carol Ladas-Gaskin MA

Unfurling, by Carol Ladas-Gaskin, is a collection of poems inspired by her life in the forests of British Columbia, her encounters with nature and experiences of personal healing.

81 pages ISBN: 978-0-9816585-1-3, Published by Silver Birch Press © 2009

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