July 2024 Poem: The Cardinal

On a beautiful spring day, a writer captures the feeling as she connects with a brilliant cardinal hopping nearby.
by Aruna Gurumurthy | illustration by Jillian Ohl

Aruna Gurumurthy is a creative thinker, author and poet. She has published seven poetry collections since 2015. She lives with her loving family in North Carolina, where she hopes to bring change in the world, one poem at a time.

Jillian Ohl is an artist, illustrator, and educator based in the Foothills of North Carolina.

This article originally appeared in the July 2024 issue of WALTER magazine.