Nighthawks ~ 1942


"The bees did their tribal dance and hummed their gathering songs"
Adieu, Summer
by Sheri Lindner

"These are the subjects and verbs of history books"
September 11, 2013
by Sheri Lindner

"We Jews like to remember, hold on to time's imprints"
Preparing for Rosh Hashanah
by Sheri Lindner

"In the moment that created need for memory"
Beyond Ground Zero
by Sheri Lindner

Gas ~ 1940

"I  don’t remember why you left"
At the High School Reunion
by Wilda Morris

"I shut the windows against her burning breath."
by Mary Audrey Kneipp

"At the edge of the pond"
by Sally Nacker

"The waves are the singing of the moon"
by Greg Gregory

"Daybreak's sunny curtain"
Palette of Joy
by Annie Jenkin

"September still holds summer in its grip"
Shaking Off Summer
by MFrost Delaney

"She treats each plant with love"
by Maralee Gerke

"Her voice–sensuous, luring"
Lady Autumn
by Gay Williford

Morning Sun ~ 1952

"To be alone together"
The Empty Chair
by Sheila Elliott

"Blue undulations swell serenely"
Blue Sky, Distant Thunder
by Michael Escoubas

"Her attention is on a far-off sound"
Cape Cod Evening
by Candace Armstrong

"A scent once remembered"
Room in Brooklyn
by Mary Jo Balistreri

"I turn to the cold ivory of the keyboard"
New York, 1932
by Mary Jo Balistreri

"A landscape drained by bitter cold"
Winter Suspense
by Annie Jenkin

"All the boys have gone to war"
by MFrost Delaney

"We coasted in on fumes"
Outta Gas
by Sharmagne Leland-St.John

"At night, only coyote packs singing"
Off the Main Roads
by Gail Denham

"Shadows loom on city brick"
by Paulette Demers Turco

Ekphrastic Prompt & Word Prompt For October 2021

Cape Cod Evening ~ 1939

Each poem has utilised at least 21 of the words on this list:

"In the mottled, speckled glen"
Battle of Branxton Moor
by Sharmagne Leland-St.John

"Speckled birds began to sing"
On the TV
by Wilda Morris

"Proud migrants seeking to be free"
Freedom So Near
by Mark Fleisher

"The deer sleep upon a soft carpet"
My Sacred Spot
by Gail Denham

Automat ~ 1927

In the Mood for Orange: An Interview with Lori Levy
by Neil Leadbeater

Room in New York ~ 1940

We Are Here: Village Poets Anthology
Editors: Maja Trochimczyk and Marlene Hitt
Reviewed by Michael Escoubas

The Stations of the Day
by Michael W. Thomas
Reviewed by Neil Leadbeater

Almanac of Quiet Days: Poems
by Lois Parker Edstrom
Reviewed by Michael Escoubas

Ground Swell ~ 1939

Shoes: Poems About Footwear
Anthology by members of Highland Park Poetry
Co-editors: Jennifer Dotson and Mary Beth Bretzlauf

A New Resonance 12
Anthology of Emerging Voices in English-Language Haiku
Co-Editors: Jim Kacian & Julie Warther

Karma: Poems
by Yin Lichuan
Publisher: Tolsun Books

Tables for Ladies ~ 1930

A Sicilian treat traditionally served for breakfast with a brioche
Lemon Granita
from the kitchen of Sharmagne Leland-St. John

Let's get the party started with this refreshing Italian aperitivo
Hugo Prosecco Cocktail
from the kitchen of Sharmagne Leland-St.John

Cool off with this chilled soup while the weather is still warm 
Chilled Artichoke Soup
from the kitchen of Sharmagne Leland-St. John

Room in Brooklyn ~ 1932

Edward Hopper


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