La Corbière Lighthouse ~ Jersey ~ St. Brélade ~ Channel Islands


"The delicate first bud"
The First Rose
by Karen Melander-Magoon

"Calling the buds to blossom"
Another Day
by Karen Melander-Magoon

"I looked over my shoulder"
My Shadows 
by Karen Melander-Magoon

"A partial circle"
Moon Sketch
by Karen Melander-Magoon

"Like a slice of lemon"
A Slice of Moon
by Karen Melander-Magoon

Green Point Lighthouse ~ Cape Town ~ South Africa

"The barracuda sleek and slender"
Fishing for ‘Cuda in the Florida Keys
by Michael Escoubas

"My toes sink in sand"
Finding my Space
by Annie Jenkin

"The sun slid lower in the sky"
Wickiup Plain

by Gail Denham

"Salty winds that lash the ocean shore"
Monsoon Morning at Ketewel
by Adam Fisher

"Slow dancing in the momentary space"
by James Green

"A voice that speaks to something bound in you"
The Story 

by Bob Moore

"A cat bird meows like an off-key violin"
Real Air 
by Scott Shaffer

"Twittering robins broadcast morning news"
Camping Again
by Wilda Morris

Roter Leuchtturm Warnemünde

"Summer awaits its stage-right cue"
As the Palette Wakes
by Jane Lang

"Water and rocks compose their own music"
A viator by Michael Escoubas

"We seemed to specialize in 'otherness'!"
At Variance
by Gay Williford

"It’s little things that grab you"
Small Blessings 
by Gail Denham

"Those verses we’d learned and thought forgotten"
by Carole Mertz

"I don't know how many summers are left to me"
Lake Como 
by Sharmagne Leland-St.John

Poetry Prompt For August 2023

Westkapelle ~ Zealand ~ Netherlands

"The symphony of light, shadow, and color"
Goddess of Antelope Canyon
by Bing Hua
Translation by Yingcai Xu

"Weather served as nature’s sculptors"
Antelope Canyon
by Paulette Demers Turco

"Your mouth that whispers prayers not heard"
Our Lady of Antelope Canyon
by MFrostDelaney

"Waves creating swirls"
by Gay Williford

"Born of wind & water"
Blue Madonna
by Candace Turner

"Shadows dance across this symphony of colour"
Tsé bighínílíní
by Sharmagne Leland-St. John

Ekphrastic Prompt For August 2023


Bovbjerg Fyr ~ North Sea coast ~Denmark

Shimmer: An Ekphrastic Poetry Collection
by Paulette Demers Turco
Reviewed by Michael Escoubas

I Left My Hair in San Francisco
by Sallie Durham
Reviewed by Neil Leadbeater

The Path that Beckons: Poems About the Journey
by Mary Beth Bretzlauf
Reviewed by Michael Escoubas

Honfleur ~ Normandy ~ France

Publisher: Kelsay Books
Old Age and Young Hearts
Editors: Judie Rae and Ellen Reynard

Publisher: Nethanderal Books
by Neth Hass

Publisher: Meadowlark Press
No Matter How It Ends
by E.J. Rode

Leuchtturm Sassnitz~Ostmole~Sassnitz~Germany

An Interview with Shutta Crum
by Neil Leadbeater

Phare du quai Valin ~ La Rochelle Port ~ France

Spicy and  delicious
Tex-Mex Black Bean Dip
from the kitchen of Sharmagne Leland-St.John

What's a July picnic without slaw?
Spicy Slaw
from the kitchen of Sharmagne Leland-St. John

Great way to start the morning or to end a meal
Papaya with Blueberries 
from the kitchen of Sharmagne Leland-St.John

Le Port de Doëlan ~ Marina in Clohars-Carnoët ~ France

Marcus Diemer


Hammerfest ~ Norway ~ Arctic Circle


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Phare De La Perdrix ~ Loctudy ~ Brittany ~ France

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