Everything Needs Touch. ~ Judi Smolker

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on Mar 2, 2013
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The mist-skin of clouds descends

To touch and be touched

Everything needs touch

Even the sky

Judy Smolker

Judi Smolker began as a sandy-footed ballerina and butterfly catcher on the coastline of Los Angeles. She grew to a cracked nail polish yogi and local poet. After graduating UCLA with a degree in Anthropology, she scored a sweet sales job at a yoga studio and shortly after became certified to teach. She is now residing in west Orange County where she teaches, aides at a Physical Therapy clinic, and takes care of two fabulous dogs.

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14 Responses to “Everything Needs Touch. ~ Judi Smolker”

  1. Leah Smolker says:


  2. Ariel says:

    So profound, a burst of tears welled up past my throat and into my eyes at the finale of the finishing line, and how it so properly complemented the line before it! Thank you for sharing! It touched that space in me, that indeed cries to be touched, as even “the sky”

  3. Alice Graham says:

    Beautiful imagery, beautiful thought. Not a wasted word. Brava!

  4. Sylvia Graham says:

    Thank you. Loved it. Looking forward to more!! You do pretty good in art work too, as I remember.

  5. WEH says:

    Embraces the ineffable marvel of now

  6. Elaine Haber says:

    I am in love with the marvel of nature! Short and lovely.

  7. Terra Samuels says:

    The awesome majesty of nature is humanized by the power of touch. So moving. Looking forward to more words from this poet.

  8. Judy Smolker Fan says:

    A true genius needs few words to express big ideas. Love this and the true genius of “Judy.” Maybe next time they’ll give Judi credit! Love the author either way!

  9. Joni says:


  10. Judi says:

    Thank you all for the love! So glad it spoke to you!

  11. Newlyfound Fan says:

    A shining verbal jewel. Leaves a taste for more.

  12. Karen says:

    Love it!

  13. Marissa says:

    I love it!