Where I’m From

–Ashleigh A. Coyner

I am from bare feet on a sunny day

to cartwheels in the front yard.

I am from fried catfish and hushpuppies.

I am from crawfishin’ in the bayou

to boiled shrimp on the picnic table.

I am from hurricanes and Bourbon Street.

I’m from chicory coffee and a good pecan pie.

I am from bonjour to mon cher,

from fais do-do to mardi gras.

I am from sweet potatoes and iced sweet-tea,

from Atchafalaya to Pontchartrain.

I am Louisiana homegrown.

festivale internationale

9 Comments on “About”

  1. August 11, 2011 at 09:02 #

    Hi Ashleigh, I’m KC O’Donnell and I received your beautiful night view of Hood River in Kat’s postcard swap. I live in Corvallis and your postcard is the fifth and the “closest” I’ve received. I’ve so enjoyed this swap! With your permission, I would love to include a photo of your postcard on my blog (kcscamera.blogspot.com).

    KC O’Donnell

    • August 11, 2011 at 17:08 #


      How cool! That would be awesome to feature my postcard. Send me the link when you post it! Thanks, Ashleigh

  2. September 8, 2011 at 07:52 #

    Hi, fellow Etsy/POE member.
    I was just checking out your blog after seeing your comment on mine and I quite like it, so I’m adding a link to it. 🙂

  3. July 12, 2012 at 11:05 #

    love your poem and your reflections

    • July 12, 2012 at 11:25 #

      Thanks Pamela! I sat on my front porch and wrote that…made me miss Louisiana a bunch 🙂

  4. Ruth Harp
    February 19, 2013 at 04:21 #

    Wonderful poem !! Beautiful website.

  5. June 21, 2013 at 16:19 #

    Ton poeme est très bonne!

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