Chautauqua Institution

2015 CHQ Haiku Contest Winners Announced

Thank you to all of our participants for making our contest a huge success!

90 poems were submitted to this years contest. Thank you to our Education Department for coming together to select the winners.

And the winners are:

1st Place

Noontime rush of bikes.
Stately trees by waterside
Watch the future pass.

Lisa Sheridan

2nd Place

Sail boats of summer
slide by creating glass waves —
trees green with sly grins.

Nancy Jones

3rd Place

Chautauqua winter
Under wraps for the season
Sings a different song.

Joan Polishook


First Place Prize: 4-year CLSC membership and one 2016 CLSC book
Second and Third Place Prize: 1-year CLSC membership and one 2016 CLSC book

Winning poems and honorable mentions will be published in the Winter Chautauquan.

Honorable mentions:

Occasional bug
listening to classical
resumes his lone flight.

Nancy Jones

Blame Chautauqua’s charm,
you think you’re just visiting,
but your heart begs, stay.

@kdwashingtoo
Kevin Washington

A new day begins
Ethereal mist dissolves
Chautauqua morning

@erjaffe
Elise Jaffe


Vice President
Emily and Richard Smucker Chair for Education - See more at: http://www.ciweb.org/about-us/about-chautauqua/our-staff#sthash.K8dZ9Ecd.dpuf
Vice President
Emily and Richard Smucker Chair for Education - See more at: http://www.ciweb.org/about-us/about-chautauqua/our-staff#sthash.K8dZ9Ecd.dpuf

Complete list of 2015 submissions (random order)

food for thought lectures
religion, art, music, books
inspiring one week

Nancy Gilloly

Walking the Brickwalk
Through Bestor's green, towards Thunder
A life changing stroll.

@kdwashingtoo

Henry Mancini’s
Thumping baby elephants
Music of my youth

@ivorygrace7

Reason number one
not to be a soprano:
Tuberculosis.

@ChautOpera

Chautauqua reveals
In Victorian relief
Our modern ideals


Andrew Miller

Cavalry soldier
Sets his Stetson, silver spurs,
And is,"Toujours Prêt."


Alison Albright

Whatever Season
With freedom to worship
C.I. my Thin Place


Sam Jones

Yellow eyes open.
Scan fields and plains for the pack.
Days of summer wane.


Ingrid Carvajal

Walk through the windows
of the old Athenaeum
like Edison did


@AmeroAmigo

Renovate the Amp
Controversy Continues
Hearts will be broken

Jim Nolan

Old bikes left at Club
Busy owners forgot them
Pick one up next year

Janet Northrup

Landscape improvements
Lakeside water garden joy
Help our lake survive

Janet Northrup

Miller Park brick walk
Serpentine trail with dim lights
Bell tower in view

Janet Northrup

Majestic Massey
We worship in your bounty
Shower us with song

Cheryl Matthews Chandola‎

The Bookstore beckons
every sensibility
is filled to the brim.

Wendy Serratelli

"The drizzle of rain,
an emotional response
from the worshipers."

Wendy Serratelli

"Just join'd: Together
My mother-in-law and I
Will read 12 good books."

M. Tomarelli

Precious bats collapse
Organ pipes sound Amp's revamp
Chautauqua evolves

Chuck Berk

Thank you for all
you do the Institute yay,
It is beautiful

Taylor Donato 4th grade CLCS

Big buildings, fun too
learning, playing art and more
classes, music, fun!

Elise Riedesel 4th grade CLCS

I Love Chautauqua
Chautauqua Institution
It's so beautiful"

Camryn Thayer 4th grade CLCS

Chautauqua is fun.
I like going to concerts.
I love Chautauqua!

Lydia Kushmaul 4th grade CLSC

Lots of people here
The Institution is big
Most fun place to be

Quinn Putney 4th grade CLCS

Dawn and thoughts aspire
Amphitheater modulates
synergy abounds

Ann-Marie Cunningham

Turn back the time
To a place that knows my yesterdays
Where my tomorrow comes alive

Allison priebe brooks

Calling my name home
This is the place my heart belongs
My Soul and Spirit rest

Allison priebe brooks

Old and young alike
Ecumenical Heaven
Faith in God the same

Wayne Johnson

Old and young the same
Ecumenical Heaven
Walk the red brick road

Wayne Johnson

Continuing to learn
Ecumenical Heaven
Diverse acceptance

Wayne Johnson

A flute sends whispers
I look up thru the tree tops
Living in my dream

Kathryn Jones

first time Chautauqua
fresh air, lectures, art, music
great experience

Nancy Gilloly

See popular acts
Hear lectures on world issues
Thank You Chautauqua

@jasonpsample

Tiptoeing across
Jerusalem, gigantic
Shadows in my wake

@ivorygrace7

In Bestor Plaza.
Plein air painters ply their trade
The Art of the park.

@kdwashingtoo

Vast lands to explore.
All fail in comparison
Chautauqua is home.


Blake Tyger

Blame Chautauqua's charm,
you think you're just visiting,
but your heart begs, stay.
 


@kdwashingtoo

It's the Sun, the fire
that sets my world aflame
and frees me to its claim


Ingrid Carvajal

My wedding wish is
for philosophers of past
to guide us forward


Gail Martineau

Autumn leaves again
the tower bell rings again Thoughts of friend Winnie

@AmeroAmigo

Back to a past time
I will always remember
For me, Chautauqua

Virginia Dane-Cohen

A cultural paradise
Music, Lectures, Theatre
and more - for all

Frank J. Weinstock

Creating Connections
And Transforming Traditions
Graduation Day

Eileen Tenenbaum

Concert ends. Clapping.
Umbrellas raise. Summer rain
Trickles down the streets

Susan Trinter

On Gingerbread porch
Leafy chaperones bend down
as Teens smooch good night

Susan Trinter

"Keep the summer long
Like words music and song
CHQ thus I belong"

Rick Karges

Massey O' Massey
With your Keys, Pedals, and Pipes
Always Inspire Us

Nancy Groff

"Turning the corner
Blue of water,green of trees.
Peace covers my soul."

Lisa Sheridan

Through arts and spirit,
nature, fellowship and heart,
Chautauqua speaks peace.

Barbara Jean

It's small and it's big
The Chautauqua Institute
I go there it's fun

Brynn Engdahl 4th grade CLCS

Cool is new awesome
Chautauqua Institution
Concert is the new

Alex Traver 4th grade CLCS

Summer thought on lake--
quiet time, soft reflection
music dance art words.

Nancy Jones

Sail boats of summer
slide by creating glass waves--
trees green with sly grins.

Nancy Jones

Occasional bug
listening to classical
resumes his lone flight.

Nancy Jones

A warm summer rain
along the narrow brick streets.
Where Beauty Meets the mind.

Kate Collins Ryan‎

Each year you visit
Chautauqua is both the same
And different. Joy!

Sandra Finley

Summer by the lake
Expanding our horizons
Breathe deeply -- then share

Debbie Walker

Calling to my heart
All my senses yearn to be
Home in Chautauqua

Beth Benson‎

Turn back the time
To a place that knows my yesterdays
Where my tomorrow comes alive

Allison Priebe

Through the trees a sky
Echo songs from underground
Here is where I stand

Kathryn Jones

A dock and a clock
The pathways of dreamers who walk
Minds fulfilled in love

Kathryn Jones

thought I left early
for good seat to see Carol
all lines were blocks long

Nancy Gilloly

Hours of practice
Brings Hallelujah Chorus
Resonating joy

@ivorygrace7

The Athenaeum
majestic royal splendor
the Lake's ornament

Lisa A. Johnson

Ribbons of music YOUR Chautauqua Symphony
Brings us home again


Lenelle Morse

Music of the feet:
tetrapods of teens
Sole touched memories.


Susan Trinter

A new day begins
Ethereal mist dissolves Chautauqua morning


@erjaffe

Fronds of moist pink charm. Reveal the mystery sought.
Erupt in display.

Ingrid Carvajal

Nearly thirty years
since the Soviet visit
and not much has changed


@AmeroAmigo

Fronds of moist pink charm. Reveal the mystery sought.
Erupt in display.

Ingrid Carvajal

"Don't postpone joy" sign
in a Chautauqua garden.
Yes! I will return.

Karenellen Smith

The Chautauqua Porch
Flowers, family, laughter
Summer home I love

Virginia Dane-Cohen

Childhood summers there
Refectory, boats, tennis
Chautauqua wonder

Virginia Dane-Cohen

a crush of voices
melodious hymns; Sunday
morning. sermon ends.

Susan Trinter

"Noontime rush of bikes.
Stately trees by waterside
Watch the future pass."

Lisa Sheridan

Darting Amp-dwellers,
how we wish you could come home
and eat mosquitoes.

Judy Moffitt

Stately, lovely, proud
reminder of times gone by:
The Belle splashes on.

Judy Moffitt

Crossan, Borg, and Spong,
saints invited to our Grove,
by Ross Mackenzie

Judy Moffitt

Nature amplified
in silent contemplation
of peace forever.

Michael Hairston

Chautauqua winter
Under wraps for the season
Sings a different song

Joan Polishook

Gentle mist rising
Early morning Chautauqua
Enter the sunshine

Joan Polishook

High notes spirited
Above and beyond the stage
Chautauqua’s music

Joan Polishook

CHQ renews:
Thinking stretched and senses rocked,
Nourishing one's soul.

Anonymous

Chautauquan Daily
Bursting with information
Maps us on our way

Cheryl Matthews Chandola‎

Amphitheater
Sitting proudly in our hearts
With love, forever

Cheryl Matthews Chandola‎

No rushing about
rent a boat, swim in the lake
visit a neighbor

Linda Winokur

Education for ALL
On the shores of Chautauqua
Lasting Legacy

Linda Winokur

The porch is calling
Whispering calming secrets
-I cannot resist

Linda Winokur

Afternoon sunlight,
Filtered through rich greenery,
Lights my book at hand.

Brette Hindman

If you lack wisdom,
Seek it at the throne of God—
He will not reproach.

Brette Hindman


2014 Submissions

2014 CHQ Haiku Contest Winners Announced

Thank you to all of our participants for making our contest a huge success!

And the winners are:

1st Place

Bestor Plaza Fish
Splashing, bubbling and smiling
Our fountain of youth

Andrew Miller

2nd Place

waves lap the lakeshore
"Holy, Holy, Holy" rings
soul has room to breathe

Debbie Walker

3rd Place

on pink and white porch
caressed by music and verse
stilled rocking chairs move

Theresa Wyatt


Honorable mentions:

crisp leaves underfoot
I cross to the bell tower
my soul is at home

Beth Benson

Thunder bridge beckons
Season on the horizon
Hasten(s) winter thaw

Cheryl Matthews Chandola

Assemble we here
words tumbling lyrics and prose
thoughts brushing the stars

Mary Ramsey


Vice President
Emily and Richard Smucker Chair for Education - See more at: http://www.ciweb.org/about-us/about-chautauqua/our-staff#sthash.K8dZ9Ecd.dpuf
Vice President
Emily and Richard Smucker Chair for Education - See more at: http://www.ciweb.org/about-us/about-chautauqua/our-staff#sthash.K8dZ9Ecd.dpuf

Complete list of submissions (random order)

Strong, supportive pillars
Tulle dreams
Life moving forward

Bobbi

The stories we heard
on the Alumni Hall porch,
stirred challenge and change.

Kevin Washington

reliving moments
of rec room study dates
with the Lettermen

Diane Scarcella

Starbucks before club,
Friday nights in Miller Park,
This is our summer

Olivia Rose

Ha! “Slap”! goes the puck!
and the Erie Otters score  a goal;
The crowd goes crazy!

Nick Schroeck

amphitheater buzz
indicates excitement for
the upcoming show

Diane Scarcella

Walking through the welcome center
Greeted by friendly folks
My soul rests.

Sam Jones

Bestor Plaza Fish
Splashing, bubbling and smiling
Our fountain of youth

Andrew Miller

Chautauqua’s Ken Burns.
Watching videos behind
still worth being there.

Edward Wachter

rain and more rain
the schedule goes on
Chautauqua

Bonnye Roose

Progressive ideas abound
Respected traditions ground
Faith filled voices sound Chautauqua

Sheila Petrocy Green

porch apparitions
conjured by music and dance
wake up at twilight

Theresa Wyatt

Compline's final prayers,
Fireflies escort me home,
Cherished Sunday nights

Patricia Allen Braga

Early morning mist
Drifting over Bestor Plaza
Heaven sun of dawn

Michelle Strelioff

Skis glide over waves
Sun rises at bell tower
Chautauqua lake rules

Carie Oliver Zachry

Pier Building morning
A blue heron listens in
Tall bird; short stories....

Jill Hammaren

rhythms of summers
reverberate over time;
deepen with meaning

Kevin Washington

Autumn winds blow leaves
that carpet Bestor Plaza
Where has summer gone?

Joan Polishook

Our azure blue lake,
A "Bag Tied in the Middle."
In lore is our name.

Kevin Washington

Alas poor crows squawk
Folk seizing both town and streets
Beckoning summer

Nicholas Miller

Boom, clap, Loud Roar! Smash!
Thecrack in the pitch black dark
long strides of thunder

Rebecca Wescott

crisp leaves underfoot
I cross to the bell tower
my soul is at home.

Beth Benson

Rosenblatt has friends.
Tom Brokaw was first on spot.
Others followed well.

Edward Wachter

Bike bells on brick roads
Words of wisdom at the hall
"Chautauqua daily"!

Emma Carmen

Strolling friends' delight
music wafting speaking joy
senses touching soul

Mary Ramsey

Small waves lap outside
Tsunami forming inside
Short Story Group. BOOM!!

Jill Hammaren

blue summer sky
houses pink, green & yellow
robin red breast

Bonnye Roose

Chautauqua Bell Tower
Brass yet golden roar
Chimes of warmth and open door
Our love for years more...

Kenzie Morphay

Roger Rosenblatt
Gave us "The Boy Detective".
A Chautauqua gem!

Kevin Washington

white caps on the lake
67's the high
Chautauqua late june

Bonnye Roose

Night walks by the lake.
Chautauqua is tradition.
Make new ones each year.

Gail Martineau

A walk to the lake,
can lead to new adventures.
Palestine awaits!

Kevin Washington

A welcome respite
Her porches give me solace,
And shelter my soul.

Kevin Washington

Thunder bridge beckons
Season on the horizon
Hasten winter thaw

Cheryl Matthews Chandola

Moose tracks, a sweet dream,
Bells amply glide over waves,
Sail away with me

Andrew Zachrry

"Tranquility now
Athenaeum beckons me
My kingdom has come"

Kathy Schwinger

Bell Tower bats fly
snow melts on Bestor Plaza
augur enchantments

Deanie Rowan Blank

tall trees bright flowers
old friendships new discouses
I flew back ten times

Caroline Windsor

silence embraces us
white rockers move with the wind
another summer passes

Eileen A. Leary

warm summer night
breeze passes through
music lingers in my soul

Kate Edgett

Chautauqua Haiku!
Five syllables in two lines,
second line – seven.

Edward Wachter

balmy summer day
two little girls in a cart
sharing Oreos

Diane Scarcella

Boat rides and lectures
Unlocked doors and open minds
This is Chautauqua's legacy

Betsy Slonaker

On Bestor Plaza,
The songs of life surround you.
Music to my ears.

Kevin Washington

Childhood memories
Nostalgically rush to me
Summer '15 calls

Josh Hunt

A goal to strive for:
Creating Chautauqua's peace
within your own soul.

Jill Hammaren

Chautauqua halls evolve
cobwebs divine decorate
knowledge

Lisa Stark

Meet new friends weekly
Hurlbut Church turkey dinners
Five o'clock Thursdays

Edward Wachter Jr

footsteps behind you
give way to music and dance
moon directs traffic

Theresa Wyatt

Lake glistening gem
Towering witness beside
sole time reminder

Mary Ramsey

Three fifteen Tuesdays –
Religious houses socials
Ecumenical.

Edward  Wachter Jr

on pink and white porch
caressed by music and verse
stilled rocking chairs move

Theresa Wyatt

Bell tower boat rides
Minds open wide
Largo, sounds of *home*

Betsy Slonaker

a long line incites
suspicion of passersby
who may wish to budge

Diane Scarcella

Chautauqua heals me.
I am eleven again.
Brave heart. Open mind.

Barbara Jean

Depressed and Alone
crying as the rain hits me hard
There’s none that cares

Taya Shavalier

Oh, Jerusalem
Center of the Universe,
at Palestine Park.

John Spann

a gaggle of girls
calm ripples on the lake
the bell tower chimes

Bonnye Roose

Assemble we here
words tumbling lyrics and prose
thoughts brushing the stars

Mary Ramsey

symphony concerts
and thought-provoking lectures
ice cream afterward

Debbie Walker

baton beating, bows gliding
needles clicking:
music at the Amp

Bonnye Roose

Wedding memories
Our daughter's happy place
Chautauqua special

Richard J Waltemire

This June Twenty-Sixth
History is our future.
Living Chautauqua.

Gail Martineau

Summer's gracious gift
anticipation surely
Chautauqua awaits

Mary Ramsey

waves lap the lakeshore
“Holy, Holy, Holy” rings
soul has room to breathe

Debbie Walker

First time through the Gates –
indescribable feeling
lasts 65 days.

Edward Wachter

“I serve” brings applause.
Many others we don't see
deserve our thanks too.

Edward Wachter

Ampitheater aft -
sun rays expand across footbridge
like souls filling with truth.

Jill Hammaren

rhythms of summers
reverberate over time;
deepen with meaning

Kevin Washington

2013 Submissions

2013 CHQ Haiku Contest Winners Announced

Thank you to all of our participants for making our contest a huge success!

 

And the winners are:

1st Place

the smell of the amp
rocking chairs grin at the rain
indescribable

Betsy Goldman

2nd Place

dappled sunlit walk
Hall of Philosophy time
new thoughts walking back

Martha Carlson

3rd Place

Flying Athenaeum bats
carved into wood molding
Harmless critters

Janet Northrup


First Place Prize: 4-year CLSC membership and one 2014 CLSC book
Second and Third Place Prize: 1-year CLSC membership and one 2014 CLSC book

Winning poems and honorable mentions will be published in the Winter Chautauquan.

Honorable mentions:

Poetry and song
Quiet beauty echoing
Voices of the past.

Lisa Mills Walters

Arts fill the senses
Events pull me through the grounds
And challenge my mind

Sue Towne Schiavone

Bestor's web-cam view.
Studies of Chautauqua life,
Constantly changing.

Kevin Washington



Complete list of submissions (random order)

Alluring, grand lake.
Chautauqua reflects blue skies.
My soul is at peace.

Lynn Frost

wake to bell tower
the day, so full, goes too fast
full moon over lake

Michael McGee

I felt your heartbeat
Your essence is in my life
Come sit quietly

Samuel Emanuele

Bikes peddeling by
The Bell Tower chimes
in the July air.

Cathy

The bell tower rings
Chautauqua Lake skinny dip.
There go the hot chicks.

Christopher Mead

sailboats glide swiftly
grey, choppy lake chautauqua
smooth, wavy ripples

Emma Malinoski

childhood memories
in Miller Park with frisbees
whoops, stuck in the trees!

Laura Taflinger

Mind bright. Heart light. Peace.
Chautauqua envelops me.
Succinct pleasure.

Terri Rini-Fox

Listen, learn, act, care.
Share, explore, challenge, value.
Experience, grow.

Jay Fortlage

Hearing thinking walking
Chautauqua life
Sublime experience

Jan Anderson

I never get them,
Mosquito bites, when listening,
Amphitheater nights.

Sandy Marshall

When days are so hot
Ice cream melts, I take refuge
In the St. Elmo.

Sandy Marshall

Row five, section three,
tambourine, and tympanni,
As good as it gets.

Sandy Marshall

Miller Belltower,
Gathering shells in the sun,
Holy Land awaits.

Monica Stinchcombe

Daffodil breezes,
Sacred serendipities,
Gladiola lips

Wally, AkaButch Rees

Pertinent thoughts adorn
The grandeur of Alumni Hall
Harbingers of peace

David Han

A season too fast
Gone before it's regarded
Art - the only remnants

Meredith Cesare

Oh Chautauqua
Bag tied in the middle
Bricks and Victorian

Karen Schultz

Gentle and Reminiscent
Sunshine and Music
Culture and Forever

Karen Schultz

Cars from a strange land
Stickers hint at great magic
Code Name: C-H-Q

Phil Lerman

"Chautauqua butterflies
memories caught
sacred imprint can't be bought"

Sheila Petrocy Green

"Confess to napping.
Policy , riffs and scales lull
In afternoon sun."

Sandy Marshall

"Stopping to listen
did I learn a thing or two
or meet with wonder?"

Sandy Marshall

"Music won't abide
in practice huts, windows wide;
Trees and bees hear song."

Sandy Marshall

"Question on contest
How many haiku poems
can be submitted?"

Edward Wachter, Jr.

"waves, moving against
the silence of stars and bones,
we tell our stories."

Patricia Benson

"Sights and sounds abound
Stars mixed in with common folks
Memories are made"

Sandy Low

"manuscript workshopped today
Scott Russell Sanders
valued opinions"

Andrea Schoenthal

"Open hearts and minds
Lessons in humanity
Peace is possible"

Marilyn Haight

"Autumn red and gold
Summer sweet melodies fade
Cherry blossom dreams"

Eileen Dunn

"A breeze off the Lake
Summer evenings, warm and full
Chautuaqua's embrace."

Kevin Washington

"Young boys in stripe shirts
cry out, ""Chautauquan Daily
Come get your Daily""."

Kevin Washington

"Three taps of gavel.
Morning has broken again.
It's a State of Mind."

Robinwyn Lewis

"Hard seats, need cushions.
Round the amphitheater
Knowers bring their own."

Kevin Washington

"Night songs tint the dusk,
The rising moon paints the lake.
Chautauqua's palette."

Kevin Washington

"Porch vase of glads
Hydrangeas flood the senses
Chautauqua flowers stun."

Janet Northrup

"Porch vase of glads
Hydrangeas flood the senses
Chautauqua flowers stun."

Janet Northrup

"Tranquility now
Athenaeum beckons me
My kingdom has come"

Kathy Schwinger

"Expecting nothing.
Receiving all good blessings.
Pleasantly surprised."

M Grace DeJoe Almleaf

"Drinking in beauty,
my steps now linger softly.
Joy in the journey."

M Grace DeJoe Almleaf

"Sturdy war canoe
Dips across the lake
Warnings, terror, waves- Club fun."

Janet Northrup

Golden light through mist
Sunrise on calm waters blue
Chautauqua splendor

Joan Polishook

"Droplets crashing down
Wet transparent bouncing balls
Raining on the Amp"

Joan Polishook

"Gladiola blooms
Welcoming decoration
Chautauqua porches"

Joan Polishook

"I'll be there next year
To see Roger Rosenblatt
And his famous friends."

Dr. Mary Carol Herwood

"Speakers' platform
Polished words and thoughts
Coaxing all to love, think and act"

Janet Northrup

"Jared's notes crescendo
Massey organ swells
Final phrase of Largo"

Janet Northrup

"sunlight reflecting
summer leaves pulsing with life
shared ideas birthing inspiration"

Margaret Rafferty

"Children in the lake
Shuffleboard and orchestra
Continuity"

Martha Carlson

"Tranquility now
Athenaeum beckons me
My kingdom has come"

Kathy Schwinger

"Canvas-clad houses
in the throes of mid-winter
bear silence and snow."

Kevin Washington

"closing down the house
old Dailies echo summer
tea warms the evening"

Martha Carlson

"Woman conductor,
Russian pianist also
Cooler evening."

Edward C Wachter Jr

"Priest - good homilist
Luke - a Gentile converted
Women with Jesus."

Edward C Wachter Jr

"Amazing to me
Pianist plays complex ones
all from memory."

Edward C Wachter Jr

"Kennedy, Ginsburg
Two Supreme Court Justices
here at Chautauqua"

Edward C Wachter Jr

"Some call it the “Lake”
Can’t pronounce word Chautauqua
Water here for some."

Edward C Wachter Jr

"Some people don't count
Four movements mean four movements!
Clapping when over."

Edward C Wachter Jr

"Last concert tonight
Truly amazing talent
Success to them all"

Edward C Wachter Jr

"Pops Concert tonight
Oscar nominees, winners
Cold night, great music"

Edward C Wachter Jr

"Winds, Strings
with Brass and Percussion -
beautiful music."

Edward C Wachter Jr

"learning, listening,
walking, talking, sunshine and
camaraderie"

Carol Weston

"Coffee in the morn
Chautauqua comes back to me
summer ecstasy"

Maggie Albee

"A nocturnal stroll
Down the chalk painted brick walk.
Art in the darkness."

Kevin Washington

"Pages flutter past
fiction feeds my hungry soul
Chautauqua Bookstore"

Emma Malinoski

"From three taps rush, don't
Miss anything even though
My porch beckons me."

Bethanne Snodgrass

"Ding dong Bell Tower's Song
Toot toot The Chautauqua Belle
Gone Gone Winter long"

Cade Riddleberger

"Seat cushions in hand,
we follow the red-brick walk,
off towards the Amp."

Christopher Ohanian

"Three summers ago,
that tornado hit. I was
rehearsing Mozart. . . ."

Christopher Ohanian

"Ev'ning: each cabin
window a-glow. We practice:
alone together."

Christopher Ohanian

"The practice cabins--
she called them, ""those chicken coops
for damn-good song birds."""

Christopher Ohanian

". . . just through the wood'n gate--
we live behind the bookstore
& the ice cream shop."

Christopher Ohanian

"That old bell tower--
her out-of-tune tunes, priceless
sunset silhoette."

Christopher Ohanian

"Dusk, lakeside. Organ
music finds me through soft rain.
My heart? Warm with Joy."

Christopher Ohanian

"Throw open the gates
A waiting Midsummer's Eve
Chautauqua, begin!"

Kevin Washington

"Creamsicle moonrise,
Gently shines across the lake,
Peaceful Chautauqua."

Karen Douglass

"Respite from the fray
Passion and knowledge combine
History imbues."

Jeff S

"Pastoral reprieve
Jubilant exchange of thought and talent
Sustenance for the soul..."

Marcia Dlutek