Poetry in the Park!

Tahoma Audubon Society will connect people with nature through its 3nd Annual Poetry in the Park event and new poetry sign installations in local parks.


2019 Parks

Adriana Hess Wetland, Thelma Gilmur, Snake Lake, Fort Steilacoom and Morse Wildlife Preserve.



March 23rd - 1:30 - 3:30 pm - Tacoma Nature Center

Free Poet- Tree Workshop


April 7th - 1:30 - 3:30 pm - Tacoma Nature Center

Poetry in the Park poetry reading and walk


April 14th - 10 - 11 am - Morse Wildlife Preserve

2nd Sunday Poetry Walk


May 5th - 10 - 11 am - Fort Steilacoom Park

Waughop Lake Poetry Walk


Look for poetry among the native plants at 5 Pierce County parks!

Look for poetry among the native plants at 5 Pierce County parks!

To be located at Adriana Hess Wetland Park

“With Flowers” by Emily Elizabeth Dickinson*

“Trees” by W.S. Merwin

“A Minor Bird” by Robert Frost

"April Rain Song" by Langston Hughes

"Be Mine, Honeybee" by Carol Murrey

To be located at Snake Lake

“How I Go to the Woods” by Mary Oliver*

“Afternoon on a Hill” by Edna St. Vincent Millay

“The Duck” by Ogden Nash

“Hope is the Thing With Feathers” by Emily Dickinson

"Ode to Birdwatching" by Pablo Neruda

To be located at Thelma Gilmur Park

“Dusk In June” by Sara Teasdale*

“Nature is What We See” by Emily Dickinson

“Lost” by David Wagoner

“The Early Bird” by Ted Kooser

"The Swing" by Robert Lewis Stevenson

To be located at Morse Wildlife Preserve

“The Peace of Wild Things” by Wendall Berry*

“Grackles” by Anya Silver

“Wenn etwas mir vom Fenster fallt” by Rainer Maria Rilke

"Go, Ants, Go!" by Carol Murray

"Near the Mountains" by Joseph Bruchac

* = People’s Choice Poems, selected from online voting; the rest selected by volunteer committee)