Snow Dusting

"Stillness settles on a waiting world"
by Richard Greene

"Burying brown stubble in voluptuous whiteness"
Deep Snow
by Richard Greene

"The blue will be drowned in gray"
Snow Again
by Richard Greene

"For now it's all joie de vivre"
First Snow
by Richard Greene

Winter Sun

"Disappearing into a dove-grey sky"
Christmas Morning
by Sheri Lindner

"Listen to those latkes sizzle"
First Night
by Karen Loeb

"Corn-stubble hides the ring-necked pheasant"
Winter Haven
by Michael Escoubas

"It brings a frosted morning dew"
by MFrost Delaney

"I watched you cart-wheel in the snow"
I Pick Up an Acorn and Put It in My Pocket
by Wilda Morris

"In the moments before sleep veils me"
by Sally Nacker

"Swathes of snow-fall brindled with late oak leaves"
Entering Winter with a Line from Gwendolyn Brooks
by D. R. James

"The glitter of tinsel on make-believe trees"
The Day Before Santa
by MFrostDelaney

"This light’s for miracles"
Got a Light?
by Rick Lupert

"Do like Santa, in the case of lists"
Holiday Sweet Bread or…A Merry Mix-up
by Jane Lang

December Tree

Congratulations to the finalists for the
Pushcart Prize Nominations for 2021

Walk In Beauty

"Your corn-pollen footsteps run to the edge of thunder"
Walk in Beauty
by Sharmagne Leland-St.John

"A mountain slope embraced by hazy dew"
Walk in Beauty 
by MFrostDelaney

"Frozen evening air kisses our cheeks"
From the Wind
by Joan Luther

"Silence along the shore, memories drifting"
Memories of the River
by Mark Fleisher

"There will soon be a child, I whisper"
The Path by the Moving Water 
by Jane Lang

"Beneath a rose-hued sky"
by Vaughn Neeld

"We could hear the waters swirl and roar at night"
The River
by Gail Denham

"Barren branches soon hold figs"
In the Arid Air of Winter
by Paulette Demers Turco

Ekphrastic Prompt & Word Prompt For January 2022

Winter Snow in Las Trampas

"Bowers braided with clusters of climbers"
The Secret of the Rose
by Sharmagne Leland-St.John

"A slender, blue-stemmed glass"
Suzanna and Mama

by Carole Mertz

"A plethora of miniature fragrant clusters"
The Early Arrival of Flowers
by Neil Leadbeater

"A dozen, possibly more will gather on native land"
Wonder of the Fledgling's Flight
by Jane Lang

“A dozen roses lay across the Italian tiled table”
The Secret Girl
by Joan Luther

"The girl dreams of lakeside reeds"
Not Yet a Woman
by Marcel Duclos

"A young girl reclines her head on a silk-lined pillow"
by Vaughn Neeld

"Air is warm with fragrances of cinnamon and cloves"
by Mary Audrey Kneipp

"Children gathered heather clusters"
Queen Zoe’s Plethora of Grace
by Paulette Demers Turco

"High in her villa’s tower"
Flower Power
by Gay Williford

Wrapped in Blue

An interview with Wilda Morris
by Neil Leadbeater

Winter Morada

"The tears I refuse to shed freeze on my eyelids"
Christmas Eve
by Candace Turner

Winter Valley

Darkness on the Face of the Deep
by Patrick Reardon
Reviewed by Michael Escoubas

Pressed Flowers
Charley Barnes and Polly Stretton [editors]
Reviewed by Neil Leadbeater

Calendar Girls: Poems 2022
by Tobi Alfier
Reviewed by Michael Escoubas

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

Evening Light

Publisher: Plain View Press
Time and Tide: An Atlas for the Grieving
by Denise Thompson-Slaughter

Publisher: Cyberwit Pradesh, India
The Trip

by Sharmagne Leland-St. John

Publisher: North Orchard Press, LLC
View From the Back Window: Blue Collar Poetry on Life
by Dan Boyd

Publisher: University Professors Press
A 21st Century Plague: Poetry from a Pandemic
Edited by Elayne Clift

The Wedding Vase

What's cooking in the kitchen of Downton Abbey this holiday season?  Maybe...
Grantham Ginger Biscuits
from the kitchen of Sharmagne Leland-St. John

On Twelfth Night warm yourself and guests with 
Cranberry Wassail
from the kitchen of Sharmagne Leland-St. John

A savoury dish for a chilly winter day
Smoked Salmon Chowder
from the kitchen of Sharmagne Leland-St. John

Winter Adobe

Ann Huston



Early Winter Moon


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