Sweet Pea ~ Carmen Drake Gordon

The Editors wish you a  Happy Thanksgiving.

Perhaps someday it will be recognised as the time when the Natives of this land showed
tremendous compassion and generosity toward strangers who would surely have perished
without them.

"Cabin windows throw a yellow glow"
Moonlight in Winter 
by Vaughn Neeld

"Bitter winds strip aspens and cottonwoods"
by Vaughn Neeld

"Wraps jewel-leaved trees in misty veils;"
by Vaughn Neeld

Still Life with Sunflowers ~ Tatjana Cechun

"High stepping through the woods like a band"
November Parade
by Wilda Morris

"Like paper lanterns"
Wind Taken
by Greg Gregory

"Cotton wool spun shapes of dragons"
What Colour is a Black Hole?
by Samantha Carr

"He speaks as he hands me the Flag"
On Behalf of a Grateful Nation
by Lenora Rain-Lee Good

"It wasn’t the woods that beckoned me"
The Calling
by Mary Audrey Kneipp

"To drift, to seek some other final truth"
A View From The Oak Leaf
by MFrostDelaney

"Ring-necked pheasants graced the roadside"
Country Thanksgiving
by Michael Escoubas

"A tribute to a Goldfinch"
Precious Gold
by Annie Jenkin

"A mountain rilled with crevices"
by Carole Mertz

"The mellow season marks its time with jackdaws caws"
The Mellow Season
by Carole Mertz

"Fringes of white wispy hair peeking from his Vietnam vet cap"
Never Too Late
by Mark Fleisher

"A day when curtains sway"
A Perfect Fall Day
by Gretta Barclay

"Natures’ colors on display"
The Color of Seed Pod Hats
by Joan Luther

20- 8-2020 ~ David Sleta

"After the White House Mar-a-Lago must seem like quite a dump"
Four Clerihews
by Sharmagne Leland-St. John

"Having laid out Covid science"
Three Clerihews
by Melanie Claire Blinn Eulberg

"He sets my heart aflutter"
Three Clerihews
by Candace Turner

"To win the Nobel Prize"
Three Clerihews
by Mary Audrey Kneipp

"Her poems about real folk plainly showed it"
Two Clerihews 
by Gail Denham

"Adept at manipulating an election"
A Clerihew Vladimir Putin
by Mark Fleisher

"Not all of his words were tragedy"
Clerihew for Edgar Allen Poe 
by Lenora Rain-Lee Good

"So debonair"
Clerihew for Fred Astaire
by Maralee Gerke

Snowdrops ~ Katharine Krieg

Ekphrastic Prompt & Word Prompt For December 2021

Afternoon Mood ~ Guilda Dimi

"Scattered from the night's strong winds"
As They Lay
by Joan Luther

"Like flowers’ sweetest scent when they first bloom"
After The Memorial
by MFrostDelaney

"I feel safe within the bouquet of her being"
Afternoon Mood
by Michael Escoubas

"A butterfly flits inside an opened window"
Daffodils and Roses 
by Mary Audrey Kneipp

"As on the eve I dressed for you in white"
by Paulette Demers Turco

"When these fragrant flowers are spent"
Summer Sun / Fall Kitchen
by Lenora Rain-Lee Good

"Soon these blossoms will disappear"
All That Remains 
by Maralee Gerke

"When trimmed and cut, the petals opened up"
Afternoon Mood
by Sharmagne Leland-St.John


Still life with old bowl and persimmon ~ Olga Müllers

“Trees shiver mantles of snow”
3 Haiku
by Candace Turner

Still Life with Orange, Brown Vase and Books ~ Bill McLane

Images: A Collection of Ekphrastic Poetry
by Michael Escoubas
Reviewed by Karla Linn Merrifield 

Poems to Lift You Up and Make You Smile
Compiled by Jayne Jaudon Ferrer, Editor of Your Daily Poem
Reviewed by Michael Escoubas

The Bone That Sang
by Claire Booker
Reviewed by Neil Leadbeater

Communiqué: Poems From The Headlines
by Ed Werstein
Reviewed by Michael Escoubas

A Pusa for the Drink ~ Anderson Gianetti

Publisher: Kelsay Books
Darkness on the Face of the Deep
by Patrick Reardon

Remember: Poems for the 20th Anniversary of 9/11
Anthology: Southern Illinois Chapter—Illinois State Poetry Society
Editor: Kathy Lohrum Cotton

Publisher: Cholla Needles Arts & Literary Library
Calendar Girls: Poems 2022
by Tobi Alfier

Colston Bassett Stilton ~ Ian Mastin

Enjoy the nutty flavour of autumn 
Butter Pecan Ice Cream
from the kitchen of Sharmagne Leland-St.John

Savour the tastes of the French countryside  while you warm up with 
French Onion Soup
from the kitchen of Victor Riehl and Sharmagne Leland-St.John

Primary Colors ~ David Bull

Bio Page for Featured Artists

Carmen Drake Gordon

Tatjana Cechun

David Sleta

Katharine Krieg

Guilda Dimi 

Olga Müllers

Bill McLane

Anderson Gianetti

Ian Mastin

David Bull

Joel Mitnick

Joel Mitnick


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