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Shirley Cravotta


The Dead are always with us.

In our heads.

In our hearts.

Buried deep within our bones.

In garden and in greenwood

we walk among them.

Their voices whisper in the wind

and mute stones.

They haunt our Great Halls

and humble homes.

From Dusk to Dawn, all of our days,

we are never, ever alone.


Shirley Cravotta is a Long Island native and recipient of an Editor’s Choice Award from the National Library of Poetry.  Her work has been featured in several anthologies. Shirley is endlessly inspired by the natural beauty of ‘The Island’, where she works to support women’s leadership in business, teaches community education, and pursues her passion for creative writing.