Winter

"You look terrific in your smart red vest"
Sapphire Snow
by Annie Jenkin


"The relentless rage of wind"
When the wind blows
by Annie Jenkin


"Reflections  shimmer like crushed silk"
Awakening in Devon
by Annie Jenkin


"Chimneys are scribbling messages over rooftops"
A Wintertime Walk
by Annie Jenkin


"Mist fills the valley basin"
Untamed Thunder
by Annie Jenkin




Simplicity

"Roots grip the warming soil"
Equinox
by KB Ballentine


"Heeding the hum of bumblebees"
When Apple Blossoms Arrive
by Don Kimball


"A raindrop waiting lightly on a leaf, for its turn to drop"
An Ordinary Morning
by Michael Escoubas


"I watch the rain, a shimmer of silver threads"
Solitude in Spring Rain
by Lenora Rain-Lee Good


"My kite fell in a nest of branches"
Catch the Wind
by Jim Thielman


"The earthy fragrance of raindrops touching dry soil"
The Scent of Rain
by Kathy Lohrum Cotton


"We’d dig our fingers spadeless into cool damp earth."
Garden 
by Mary Audrey Kneipp


"Air fills with the intense scent of orange blossom"
Da Capo Al Fine
by Maja Trochimczyk


“The World Waking Up”
The Buds of Spring
by Gretta Barclay


"The winter-starved soul in great need of sun"
Longing for Spring
by Christine Swanberg


“Inhale scents of  spicy damp”
Chase the Sun
by Jane Lang


"Budding blooms, berries and nuts"
I’ve dreamed of trees …
by Paulette Demers Turco




He said he was sorry....

"Orchards echoing birdsong"
There is a thing in me that dreamed of trees
by Sharmagne Leland-St. John


“Peek through green and purple vines”
At Times
by Vaughn Neeld


"Gale winds and rain storms"
From Up High
by Gay Williford


"Night after night, I found myself in forests"
Trees, No Trees, Tree
by Wanda Schubmehl



For the little ones

Poetry Prompt For April 2022

 


Waiting

"Hummingbirds hover"
Christopher's Garden
by Sharmagne Leland-St. John


"Your essence is robed in mystery"
Study in Purple
by Michael Escoubas


"Perfect tulips, nine or ten in rows so neat"
Missing 
by MFrostDelaney


"Myths that coax the muse"
At Pooh Corner
by Gloria Viglione


“Windows opened just a crack”
Morning Glories
by Paulette Demers Turco


"Bricks peek through green and purple vines"
Wanton
by Vaughn Neeld


"An adventurous small brown wren perched at the open window"
Out The Window
by Gail Denham


"Blossoms in celestial shades of hope"
Mineral Healing
by Melanie Claire Blinn Eulberg




In the heat of the day

My Body the Guitar
by Karla Linn Merrifield
Reviewed by Michael Escoubas


Allegro To Life
by Earl Vincent de Berge
Reviewed by Lenora Rain-Lee Good


Birds of San Pancho and Other Poems of Place
by Lucille Lang Day
Reviewed by Michael Escoubas


Our Pitiful Metaphors, Haibun
by Jean LeBlanc
Reviewed by Lenora Rain-Lee Good


Still Possible
by David Whyte
Reviewed by Michael Escoubas


My Side of the River
by Gae Alexander
Reviewed by Neil Leadbeater





Happiness

Publisher: Leah Huete de Maines
Underground River of Want
by Kathleen Gregg


Publisher: Antrim House Books
Mapping a Life
Poems by Susan T. Moss


Publisher: Cyberwit.net
Mile Markers
by Tom Moran


Publisher:Holy Cow Press 
Jordemoder: Poems of a Midwife  
by Ingrid Andersson 



Waiting for the song

How to make the perfect robust breakfast tea
Irish Breakfast Tea
from the kitchen of Sharmagne Leland-St. John


A tasty healthy way to start your day!
Creamy Irish Oatmeal
from the kitchen of Sharmagne Leland-St. John


The classic Beverly Hills Hotel Polo Lounge salad without the huge price tag 
McCarthy Salad
from the kitchen of Sharmagne Leland-St-John




Baby

Barbara Robinette

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