"Marvel at the whirr of hummingbird wings"
by Melanie Claire Blinn Eulberg

"Two springtimes since you went away"
Joseph’s Coat Rose–Triolets for Mom
by Melanie Claire Blinn Eulberg

"There comes a hint of dawn"
First Crocus
by Melanie Claire Blinn Eulberg

"To enjoy the sweet smell of the purple hyacinth"
My Mother Waits
by Claire Scott

"The poem threaded into her soul"
by Sharmagne Leland-St. John

"Early bluebells sway in the breeze"
Springtime in Plymouth
by Annie Jenkin

"Dancing, singing the abundance of being"
Matka Boska Zielna
by Maja Trochimczyk

"Blueberries like soft purple marbles, smelling of cinnamon"
Construction of a Pie 
by Judy Clarence

"The air burned yellow those summer days"
By the Levee
by Doris Lynch

"He learns  the fragrance of a rose in bloom"
A Mother and Her Son
by Paulette Demers Turco

"I stand here now, gathering shells"
by Andrea Potos

"Just below my open window purple, fragrant lilacs grow"
Songs for May
by Gretta Barclay

"You are pulled like a compass needle to its magnetic pole"
by Sheri Lindner

"Looking like a pair of petulant tulips"
The Shape of Grief
by Claire Scott

"Beneath the conversations of the birds"
Sestina of Blue Shoes
by Karen Melander Magoon

"I'm planting tiger lilies near the stream"
Milkweed Trail 
by Candace Armstrong

"Like rainbows after a storm"
Painting Gramma’s Nails
by Michael Escoubas

"My mother is forgetting my childhood"
The Reality of Loss
by Maralee Gerke

"A mother-in-law deserving of praise"
For My Mother-in-Law
by Wilda Morris

"All rips and hems were always left unfixed"
Nana d’Entremont 1889 – 1987 
by MFrostDelaney

"She cradles a new life within"
by Carolyn Chilton Casas

"Like a lover long denied her heart’s desire"
Planting Season
by Michael Escoubas

"We were going to set it up and play for an hour"
by Jane Lang

"This field of wheat is small, not rolling over hills"
Not a Wheat Farm in Ukraine
by Paulette Demers Turco

"Relaxing fireside before they fell asleep"
Bucolic Replaced 
by MFrostDelaney

"I heard the whir of mourning doves"
My Prayer Plant
by Jeannie E. Roberts


Ekphrastic Prompt For June 2022


"With the children wearing flowers in their hair"
The Renaissance Pleasure Faire
by Sharmagne Leland-St. John

"The moment pen dips into ink"
by Jane Lang

”It would erase their wonder”
Ashes, Ashes, we all…
by Gay Williford

Ekphrastic Prompt & Word Prompt For June 2022

Doctor Poets & Other Healers: Covid in Their Own Words
Editors: Thelma T. Reyna, Frank L. Meyskens, Jr., Johanna Shapiro
Reviewed by Michael Escoubas

Jordemoder: Poems of a Midwife
by Ingrid Andersson
Reviewed by Neil Leadbeater

A Dreamless Night
The Selected Chinese/English Poems of William Marr
Reviewed by Michael Escoubas

poetry of the engineer
by Curt B. Vevang
Reviewed by Michael Escoubas

Publisher: The Comstock Review, Inc.
In January, the Geese
by B.J. Buckley

Publisher: Cyberwit.net
The Bride’s Gate and Other Assorted Writings
A Modern Eclectic Reader for Modern Eclectic Readers

by Lenora Rain-Lee Good

Publisher: ‎Iris Press
Edge of the Echo
by KB Ballentine

Publisher: Mayapple Press
Dearest Water
Poems by Nancy Takacs

These lean, green tortillas are a perfect fit for any cuisine that may come your way.
Spinach Flour Tortillas 
from the kitchen of Sharmagne Leland-St. John

Thick and creamy in texture, this  recipe is a hearty and rich dish to enjoy anytime
Cinco De Mayo Corn Chowder
from the kitchen of Sharmagne Leland-St. John

One need not go to Churchill Downs to enjoy this refreshing cocktail
Mint Julep
from the kitchen of Sharmagne Leland-St. John

Ah, sangria ~An afternoon beverage that can be made to suit your individual taste
from the kitchen of Kathryn Tatum

Sharmagne Leland-St. John

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