"I long to seize this moment and hold it to me forever"
Hurley Mountain Road Midnight
by Carole Bugge

"The hazy light breaks through the white lace curtains"
Red Bank Road 
by Carole Bugge

"Outside my window a metronome of raindrops"
Thoughts While Playing Bach at Midnight 
by Carole Bugge

Blue Sky

“My mother taught me to dance before she taught me to walk”
Gym Class 1952
by Connie K. Walle

"This legacy of fire and drum"
by Ed Bennett

"Hearts racing, hair blowing, dizzy with exhilaration"
Longfellow School Playground 
by Wilda Morris

"After a night slumming Chelsea to midtown"
Happenstance: Once Upon a Night 
by Karla Linn Merrifield

"Repurposing what is left of the garden"
Late Summer Bouquet 
by Michael Escoubas

Greek Chapel

“We came back on our honeymoon”
“Closed For The Season" 
by Sharmagne Leland-St.John

"Essence of lilacs laces sea-salt air"
Sea and Shadow 
by Michael Escoubas

"I see it still–that little table in the breezeway"
by Mary Flynn

"I study you day after day"
Alley of Unfulfilled Romance 
by Candace Turner

"She sat at the far table, eating crusty bread"
by Jane Lang

"The murmuring of old stories"
Silent Communion 
by Maralee Gerke

"I can almost hear seagulls bugle somewhere beyond the breakers"
To Relive 
by Mary Jo Balistreri

"Their red and lavender blooms mingling"
Tables for Two in an Alley 
by Frederick W. Bassett


Ten Poems for Difficult Times
by Roger Housden
Reviewed by Michael Escoubas

St. Alexis~Saratov

National Federation of State Poetry Societies Press Presents
Border Crossing
by Amy Schmitz


Serve this savourous summer salad while the herbs are still fresh in the garden
Herb Salad 
from the kitchen of Sharmagne Leland-St. John 

One of the most flavorful ways to enjoy the classic Italian dish of risotto!
Tomato-Basil Risotto 
from the Tuscan kitchen of Sharmagne Leland-St. John

Vuelta al Trabajo

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Tardes de Sol

Blanca Alvarez


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Village of Podromos~Paros ~ Greece

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