Snow on Cedar Lake

"Wrought-iron fence topped with snow"
Winter Memory of Chicago
by Andrea Potos

"She leaned back into the floral cushions"
When My Yaya Met Her Last Great Grand-Child
by Andrea Potos

"Snow sifting down"
Knowing in Winter
by Andrea Potos

"A forest of iridescence surrounds her"
Quiet in Winter
by Andrea Potos

Winter Sunrise

"What of ancient stories from the dawn"
The Reason for the Season 
by MFrostDelaney

"A gust of wind came swirling"
Snow Bubble 
by Gerald McBreen

"He longed for fish from the Shannon"
by B.J. Buckley

"I’ll believe anything if potatoes are involved"
Potatoes are Miracles
by Rick Lupert

"Your flowing robe, white and glistening"
The First Snow
by Judy Lorenzen

"Snow transforms rooftops into gingerbread houses"
An Idyllic Christmas
by Michael Escoubas

"So promising in its delicate sunshine"
Faux Thaw
by D. R. James

 Crystal Icicles

"Adobe oven’s glow"
Welcoming The Haze 
by MFrostDelaney

"Dusk is hours away"
Camouflaged Stillness
by Paulette Demers Turco

"Fields of sage and rabbitbrush"
Fleeting Glory
by Vaughn Neeld

"He dreams a little, standing at the window"
First Snow in Taos
by Michael Escoubas

"Clouds roil on the dark horizon"
Blue Chill
by Gay Williford

"The forest's denizens foraging for food"
The Sun Also Freezes
by Mark Fleisher

"My frozen breath sighs as it falls"
Frozen Sun
by Lenora Rain-Lee Good

"Shadows grew in the winter sun"
Winter Sun
by Joan Luther

"Another crunch of the path"
Snow Markers

by A. David Abraham

Ekphrastic Prompt For January 2022

Snow Falling on Cedars

"She wears no wedding band"
Black and White photograph c.1950
by Sharmagne Leland-St. John

"For freedom from the isolation of the woods"
Black and White Photograph c. 1969 
by MFrost Delaney

"His love of words"
Black and White Photograph c. 1942  
by Gay Williford

"No more silly questions, Santa’s on his way"
Black & White Photograph c. 1955
by Candace Turner

"What I thought was a novelty was a way of life?"
Black & White Photograph c. 1950
by Maralee Gerke

"Almost everything hung on the tree was homemade"
Black and White Photograph, c. 1949
by Wilda Morris

Poetry Prompt For January 2023

Starry Starry Night

Congratulations to the finalists for the
Pushcart Prize Nominations for 2022

Winter Meadow

when the daffodils die
by Darah Schillinger
Reviewed by Michael Escoubas

Seasons of Damage and Beauty
By Paul Surman
Reviewed by Neil Leadbeater

Odes: Poets Praising People, Places & Things
Editors Jennifer Dotson & Mary Beth Bretzlauf
Reviewed by Michael Escoubas

Breaking Cover: Poems
by Michael Maul
Reviewed by Michael Escoubas

Afternoon Shadows

Publisher: Cholla Needles
In Her Terms
by Toti O’Brien

Publisher: Independently Published
by Kathy Lohrum Cotton & Michael D. Scott

Publisher: Wising Up Press
THE POWER OF THE PAUSE: The Wonder of Our Here & Now
Editors: Heather Tosteson and Charles D. Brockett

A Room With a View

An Interview with Gail Entrekin
Interviewed by Neil Leadbeater

Blue House

Chag Sameach (Happy Holidays), and eat in good health!
Chanukah Apple Sauce
from the kitchen of Sharmagne Leland-St.John

Treat your family to a traditional Christmas pudding
Figgy Pudding 
from the kitchen of Sharmagne Leland-St-John

Start your holiday morning with these delicious sweets
Lemon Cranberry Muffins
from the kitchen of Sharmagne Leland-St.John

Tired of canned cranberry sauce? 
Winter Holiday Cranberry Sauce
from the kitchen of Sharmagne Leland-St.John

Winter Chill

Sara Wadington

Storm Clouds


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