Mountain Glory

May 8, 2013
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Light red look north
picture perfect day
mountains a touch away
command a second look

rocks fused by earth’s dance
cracked sharp ridges
finger smooth surfaces
shadowy images play hide and seek
peaks startle sky

take it in
light green drive along
smile beauty hitch ride.


Copyright © Gerda Govine Ituarte


Gerda will be exhibiting and selling her poetry book, Oh, Where Is My Candle Hat? at Pasadena’s book festival—LitFest Pasadena—on Saturday, May 11th, in Central Park, Pasadena, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Gerda Govine Ituarte’s new publication, Oh, Where Is My Candle Hat?, is a handmade limited edition poetry art book written in English and Spanish with original artwork by Luis Ituarte (Poetry Art Book Station). She states that “writing poetry allows my reservoir of memories and observations to flow freely and bring comfort and joy. I reflect, illuminate, and connect with others using words to create a sense of place.”

Gerda is CEO of G. Govine Consulting and a columnist for the Pasadena San Gabriel Valley Journal. Her poetry has appeared in domestic and international publications.


Guest Speaker, “Inclusion: A Cultural Journey with Threads that Break and Connect, Fostering Challenges & Possibilities,” at Alliant International University, California School of Professional Psychology in Alhambra on  Wednesday, March 6th.

Honoree, Ten Top Entrepreneurs of Pasadena/Altadena held at Brookside Country Club in Pasadena on April 13, 2013.




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