"A small bouquet of blossoms"
A Mournful Time of Year
by Gillian Nevers

"Elms grow thick and tall"
Long Shadows of August
by Gillian Nevers

"A blizzard rages around us"
Sudden Mountain Storm
by Gillian Nevers

"Sweet juice floods my mouth"
by Gillian Nevers

Morning Walk, Sanary

"Your high-pitched summer song, sung on long August nights"
by Michael Escoubas

"The train speaks in soft voices"
The Coast Starlight
by Greg Gregory

"The only day of the week I know for sure is Sunday"
Losing Track
by Claire Scott

"Do I smell fry bread?"
Pilgrimage to Cuba, New Mexico
by Lenora Rain-Lee Good

"A pulsing beat that sings the blues"
Sax Man
by Nancy Cummins Bierman

"Nights with the promise of stardust"
Our First Summer
by Kathy Lohrum Cotton

"Cradled by wind"
On the Oregon Coast 
by Jim Thielman

"Little ducks clustered in group nap on the shoreline"
Duck Lessons
by Scott Shaffer

"And from the woods, the callings of the jays"
Simpler Days 
by MFrostDelaney

Sanary-sur-Mer, Provence, France

"Gondoliers who sang to lovers "
by Sharmagne Leland-St. John

"Liquid streets reflect the bluest sky"
Venice in Summer
by Paulette Demers Turco

"A gondola adrift along the swash"
by MFrostDelaney

"O Venice, heart of my heart"

by Gloria Viglione


Ekphrastic Prompt & Word Prompt For September 2021



"Surrounded by the green hills and fertile fields"
There’s a River by the Edge of Town
by Victor Riehl

"The water was icy, the river was vast"
There was a river…
by Sharmagne Leland-St. John

"A flotilla of rubber rafts"
Once a River
by Mark Fleisher

"Ferries, barges and pleasure craft ride the rapid currents now"
by Gay Williford

"We rode in his ‘57 Chevy hardtop to the river"
The Kiss 
by Jane Lang 

"The murky, brown water keeps our secrets"
There's A River By The Edge Of Town
by Candace Turner

Landscape in Provence

Green Mountain: Poems
by Yang Jian
Reviewed by Michael Escoubas

The Tin Lodes
by Andy Brown and Marc Woodward
Reviewed by Neil Leadbeater

Kindness in Winter
by Sally Nacker
Reviewed by Michael Escoubas

Lacoste, France

Publisher: Kelsay Books
Almanac of Quiet Days: Poems
by Lois Parker Edstrom

Publisher: Littoral Press
Reading Between the Lines
by Neil Leadbeater

Still-Life with Almond Tree

Tangy side-dish or appetiser
Sundried-Tomato Terrine
from the kitchen of Sharmagne Leland-St. John

End your summer with this great picnic salad
Watermelon~Cucumber~Feta Salad
from the kitchen of Sharmagne Leland-St.John

Treat your family to  this delicious barbecue
Grilled Pork Loin
from the kitchen of Sharmagne Leland-St.John

"A very moist, fruity, buttery cake"
Palisades Peach Cake 
from the kitchen of Gloria Viglione

of Flowers

Sophia Grineva



Amalfi Coast


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