Here by Sally Nacker


looking out a small window
of a room in my house, out toward
all the trees on my wooded
hill, all the pines such deep forest
green, so tall and so still, inside
this particular moment, this widening
of space on a late winter’s afternoon
where I stand at a window
peering out at my wilderness.


Sally Nacker was awarded the Edwin Way Teale writer’s residency—Trail Wood— in 2020 where she enjoyed a week of solitude on 168 acres of nature. Since then she and her husband have moved to their own small house in the woods. Publishing credits include Canary, The Orchard’s Poetry Journal, Blue Unicorn, One Art, Mezzo Cammin, Quill and Parchment, and The Sunlight Press. She has her MFA in Poetry from Fairfield University. Kindness in Winter is her newest collection. Please visit her website at

2 thoughts on “Here by Sally Nacker

  1. so beautiful sally. I am sitting in front of a window looking out on trees and you have caught the moment, as you are so good at doing. thank you for this!

  2. You remind us how one must take that precious moment to take in the beauty, thank you!

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