Author: Colton Babladelis

A poet errant, ever curious and always hungry, I've come to love travel, languages, food, and nature. Many times, they all come together, and my work in poetry and photography aims to capture the overlapping edges of the things that I love, and different forms of art.

August flower

I really like this juxtaposition of a delicate, dried, end of summer flower head imposed against the looming figure of Mt. Blanc, the tallest mountain in Europe.

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Mt. Blanc Mountain Sheep

Came across a flock of sheep on the first day of the Tour du Mont Blanc, and this one let me get close enough to take a friendly photo.

Mt. Blanc Sheep

A heavenly dance

Bathed in a sacred starlight
Carrying nothing but light
From the solstice you were born
From light we all drew breath
In night you disappeared
As you hid beneath the whispers
And lay amongst the stars
High above
I found you dancing
Upon a gilded floor
Sculpted from love
The dance floor of the muses
The dance floor of the heavens

Forgotten Limestone Quarry

This limestone quarry in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan used to be one of my favorite swimming spots as a kid, but it’s been closed down and mostly abandoned for the last few years.Calsbar Quarry.jpg

Cultivate Coffee & TapHouse Poetry Reading

Poetry reading and book signing for “Grains of Sand”!

I’m excited to announce that I’ll be reading from “Grains of Sand” at Cultivate Coffee & TapHouse in Ypsilanti, MI on Saturday, May 6th. You can find the event invites on Facebook:

Grains of Sand Facebook page

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Barnes & Noble Book Signing

My very first signing at a Barnes & Noble! I’m looking forward to meeting new people and chatting about the writing process and about ‘Grains of Sand’

Check out the Facebook event, and come see me Saturday, April 8th from 12-4pm in Lansing, Michigan!