Firenze,Tuscany, Italy

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"Ladybugs inch up aster stems"
My Summer Hat
by Maralee Gerke

"Time feels endless here"
Stopping in Antelope
by Maralee Gerke

"Hollows in seaside stones"
Shadow Play
by Maralee Gerke

"Step into the prints of does and fawns"
Blackberry Picking
by Maralee Gerke

Amalfi Coast, Italy

"Dad always kept his word"
A Remembered Time
by Michael Escoubas

"Years, I say aloud, enjoying that long, luxurious syllable"
by George Bilgere

"They hesitate at first, then drift and whorl about"
Silver Maple by My Window
by James Green

"A scale that gives life music with its sound"
by Bob Moore

"If not for me, remind your mother you're fine"
My Too Soon Departed Son
by Mani Suri

"What will it be this time?"
Web of Downstream Draught
by Karla Linn Merrifield

"A strange sort-of stillness hangs over our little lake"
A Strange Stillness
by Scott Shaffer

"I plopped Dad’s straw hat on my head"
Wearing Dad’s Hat
by Wilda Morris

"Monarch butterflies search for a home"
Summer Home
by Preeth Ganapathy

"They were dazzling red, juicy and delicious"
Arrogant Apples
by Terry Chess

Castiglionedella Pescaia, Italy

Poetry Prompt For July 2023

Palermo Sicily, Italy

"He's under contract to MGM."
by Sharmagne Leland-St. John

"A view into a room inside his heart"
Brown Finesse, Thoroughbred Flat Runner
by MFrostDelaney 

"Like petals of snowdrops in mid-bloom"
The Alpine
by Barbara Anna Gaiardoni

"His 25th wedding anniversary photo hints an impish, kind fellow"
The Village Druggist
by Marcel A. Duclos

"The sun still low, the heat had yet to build"
Hole in One
by Paulette Demers Turco

"I was taught the love of words"
His Amazing Hands
by Gay Williford

"He can't foresee the coming violence"
by Priscilla Turner Spada

Ekphrastic Prompt For July 2023

Portovenere, Italy

"While nestled deep in fireflies"
Her Golden Hour
by John McCluskey

Viareggio, Italy

God's Cowlick 
by Michael Feld Simon
Reviewed by Michael Escoubas

Ripples Into the Light: PhotoPoetry
Poems by Michael Escoubas
Reviewed by Annie Jenkin

The Way to the River
by Shutta Crum
Reviewed by Neil Leadbeater

Beyond: Selected Poems
by Marcel A. Duclos
Reviewed by Michael Escoubas

Gathering Sunlight
by Silvia Scheibli & Patty Dickson Pieczka
Reviewed by Michael Escoubas

Grand Canal, Venice, Italy

Publisher: Kelsay Books
Shimmer: An Ekphrastic Poetry Collection
by Paulette Demers Turco

Publisher: Kindle Direct Publishing
Distilled Lives: Volume 6

Anthology of the Illinois State Poetry Society
Co-Editors: Wilda Morris and Susan T. Moss

Ponte Santa Trinita, Italy

An interview with Elena Karina Byrne
by Neil Leadbeater

Viareggio, Italy

A hearty healthy breakfast toast
Avocado Toast with Sardines
from the kitchen of Sharmagne Leland-St.John

Treat Dad to this delicious meatloaf on Father's Day
Bison Meatloaf
from the kitchen of Sharmagne Leland-St.John

The most delicious potato salad ever! 
Summer Picnic Potato Salad
from the kitchen of Sharmagne Leland-St. John

Tyrrhenian Sea, Italy

Sharmagne Leland-St.John

Bio Page

Bellosguardo Firenze, Italy


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