RN7, La Maman  des Routes Françaises
RN7, The Mother of French Roads

"Scent of chai wafts from the kitchen"
by Gloria Viglione

"Solemn chants still whisper across the martyr’s white strand beach"
by Gloria Viglione

"In the garden my love cleared the tangled roots from the stone"
by Gloria Viglione

"When perched in shadow she toned the unnamed losses"
At the Plum Tree
by Gloria Viglione

"Past the footbridge and old willow trunk lies a meadow"
by Gloria Viglione

A la Recherche du Plaisir Venitien
In Search of Venetian Pleasure

"Wings click like rattlesnakes"
by B.J. Buckley

"The howl in my head like a Montana tempest"
Reading the Newspaper Before and After
by Ellaraine Lockie

"Let kind words wrap around you"
When Fear Takes Over
by James Crews

"We were all focused"
Peeling a Tangerine 
by Jim Thielman

"Vying for the cameras’ attention"
Coastal Scene and a Snowy Owl
by Bob Moore 

"Every sentence you utter could eventually be your epitaph"
What the Donkey Saw
by Rick Lupert

"At dawn a brash west wind romps across the garden"
Late Summer
by Nancy Cummins Bierman

"The beauty of sun slanting under the clouds"
by Lenora Rain-Lee Good

"Their eyes are black seeds glinting in the sun"
Their Art
by Sean Lause

"I have memories of the sea"
Isn’t it Lucky 
by Jane Lang

Grain de K'fee
Coffee Beans

"Last days of summer"
August rain: the best of the summer gone*
by Sharmagne Leland-St.John

"Where the creek crosses the meadow"
A Golden Shovel for Sylvia
by Carole Mertz

"The monsoons have begun"
The Tail of the Season
by Vaughn Neeld

"The oak and maple's leaves still in the trees"
The Son's Vow
by Marcel Aime Duclos

"Rain dancers whooped and drummed for thunder"
Drought and August Rain
by Wesley D. Sims

Poetry Prompt For October 2023

La Allamandes de Kala
The Yellow Flowers of Kala

"A loon’s call in the distant wood"
By the Shore
by Michael Escoubas

"Morning surface hues of lavender and blue"
by Paulette Demers Turco

A lone fisherman angles on the shore
Lake Matsubara
by Sharmagne Leland-St. John

"Behind pastel-blue mountains, a rosy sky glows"
Dawn Breaks Rosy
by Vaughn Neeld

"Wrapping me in goose-down-comfort warmth"
how i dream 
by MFrostDelaney

"He whipped the rod to set the hook"
Make Happy
by Gail Denham

"He reflects  on the lapwing’s song"
At Lake Matsubara, Shinshu
by Preeth Ganapathy

Ekphrastic Prompt for October 2023

Polo de Figue Pres de Grimaud
Polo Near Grimaux

by Neth Hass
Reviewed by Michael Escoubas

Earth Walker
by Ros Woolner
Reviewed by Neil Leadbeater

Old Age & Young Hearts
Editors: Judie Rae and Ellen Reynard
Reviewed by Michael Escoubas

The Power Of Words
by Binod Dawadi and Sydnie Beaupre'
Reviewed by Sushant Thapa

Cocktail Belrose au curaçao à Saint-Tropez
Belrose Cocktail with Curaçao at Saint-Tropez

Publisher: Highland Park Press
The Red Queen Hypothesis–and Other Poems
by Ann E. Michael

Publisher: Kelsay Books
Family Matters–Poems for and about Grandparents and Grandchildren
by Judie Rae

Frangipane Beauté Florale sur la Plage Cuvette Grand Baie
Frangipane Floral Beauty on the beach basin Grand Baie

An Interview with Ros Woolner
by Neil Leadbeater

*An Interview with Martine Alison*




Bulles et  Seduction à Saint-Tropez
Bubbles and Seduction at Saint-Tropez

The American version of this age-old English breakfast
from the kitchen of Sharmagne Leland-St.John

Refreshing lunch substitute with fruit from the garden and orchard
Cantaloupe~Peach~Banana Smoothie
from the kitchen of Sharmagne Leland-St. John

Tangy and delicious, great for poolside or picnic
Sharmagne's Homemade Chip Dip
from the kitchen of Sharmagne Leland-St.John

P'tite Louve de Mer à  Saint-Tropez
Little Sea Wolf in Saint-Tropez

Martine Alison


Quand Lisbonne Fait Son Cinoche
When Lisbon Makes its Cinema


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Olwen sur la Forêt aux Paons  
Olwen in the Peacock Forest

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