Monarch ~ California  

"Inside that cached belonging of our feminine world"
My Yaya’s Dresser
by Andrea Potos

"Nothing of beauty is ever wasted"
Abundance to Share with the Birds
by Andrea Potos

"Yarn the color of the Greek sea"
Trying to Teach My Mother to Crochet
by Andrea Potos

"The scent of lilac just before waking"
Praise Song for My Mother
by Andrea Potos

American Snout on Fall Aster

"The silk scarf my mother gave me"
What Did the Sock Say to the Needle?
by Sharmagne Leland-St.John

"Soon Mom will swaddle her in blue"
Cast On—Ovillejo
by Paulette Demers Turco

"You will cleave her back to you"
by Sheri Lindner

"Feel the strength of love in each embrace"
Sonnet for Grandmothers
by Melanie Claire Blinn Eulberg

"Curling into my story like a snail in a too tight shell"
Yet Another Letter to My Mother
by Claire Scott

"You could kiss his soft cheeks for much longer"
Loving Longer–A Ghazal 
by Bakul Banerjee

"She glides like a puff of smoke"
Dancing with Grandma Grace
by James Thielman

"The chirps of swallows catch my ear"
Signs of Spring
by Annie Jenkin

"Cuckoo whispers his lullaby"
Poem for Springtime
by Farida Bamji

"Tender and maternal beyond her years"
Mentors and Mamas
by Elayne Clift

"Be careful, don’t shake it"
The Fluffy Pink Powder Brush 
by Jane Lang

"The offer of cold water and songs"
on my sickbed
by Wilda Morris

"Leaves are earthbound"
Leaves and Birds
by Bing Hua

"The barometer dropped and a storm was rolling in"
by E.J. Rode

"Your limbs have been a refuge"
Arthritic Tree
by Karen O’Leary

White  Peacock Butterfly

Poetry Prompt For June 2023

Atlas Moth

"Always hoping for more but finding less"
She Wanted More
by Vaughn Neeld

"She wears a sweater and a snood"
Before My Time
by Priscilla Turner Spada

"The crooner of bedtime lullaby"
My mother
by Gay Williford

"My mother was a lady"
My Mother in Downtown Seattle
by Jane Lang

"When life goes full circle"
I  Remember Mama
By Candace Turner

"She’d quell our fears"
Remembering Her Smile
by Paulette Demers Turco

"The peonies, late that year"
Room 304
by Marcel A. Duclos

"Her future seems all paved with happiness"
1944 Dreams
by MFrost Delaney

"One day your husband stopped singing to you"
by Sharmagne Leland-St. John

"Mom fit right in, with her babushka and long coat"
Slowly, Up The Dirt Road
by Gail Denham

Ekphrastic Prompt For June 2023

Owl Butterfly~Vienna~ Austria

"Jude did not believe in devoting her life to the removal of dust"
Jude and the Gentle Art of Juggling
by Neil Leadbeater

Malachite Butterfly

Desert Flow
Art by Adrián Caldera
Poetry by Charlotte Hart
Reviewed by Michael Escoubas

The Ghostly Effect
by Paul Surman
Reviewed by Neil Leadbeater

The Ethereal Effect–A Collection of Villanelles
by Jeannie E. Roberts
Reviewed by Michael Escoubas

Hayley and the Hot Flashes
by Jayne Jaudon Ferrer
Reviewed by Michael Escoubas

Common Blue Morpho 

Ripples Into the Light: PhotoPoetry
Poems by Michael Escoubas

Publisher: Amazon/KDF
The Path that Beckons: Poems About the Journey
by Mary Beth Bretzlauf

Publisher: Black Forest Publishing
Beyond: Selected Poems
by Marcel A. Duclos

Mourning Cloak~On a Sunflower~

An Interview with Gail Goepfert
by Neil Leadbeater

Hummingbird Moth

Start your day with this healthy tasty breakfast
Seasoned Avocado
from the kitchen of Sharmagne Leland-John

A tasty Spanish/Mexican noodle soup
Sopita de Fideo
from the kitchen of Sharmagne Leland-St.John

Make tonight taco night!
Cinco de Mayo Tacos
from the kitchen of Sharmagne Leland-St.John

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Owl Butterfly


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