Carmen Sterba is a poet who grew up in South Puget Sound in Western Washington. As a child she fell in love with her childhood home on American Lake with a view of Mt. Rainier. After living in Japan for most of her adult life, she returned to her hometown area. Like Candide, she saw the world and is now content to grow a garden and meditate on what is good and beautiful.

“Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.” Philippians 4:8,  New International Version

Photo from the Lakewood Historical Archives

4 Responses to About

  1. Jim Morrell says:

    I didn’t know you were a poet! Very talented!


    • SterbaPoet says:

      I actually studied haiku in Japan for many years and then connected with haiku poets from other countries including America from the time I went to a World Haiku Festival 2000 in London and Oxford. After I returned to live in the U.S. again, I volunteered to be an officer of the Haiku Society of America and was secretary for two years and vice president for one. Thanks for looking at my new blog.


  2. Patricia Gorman-Russell says:

    I look forward to meeting you some day soon….


    • SterbaPoet says:

      Thank you Pat. I hope to see you when there is another reunion. In fact, we talked with Mark about getting together just as a idea for the summer when we phoned him for his birthday.


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