Winter Street Scene 2 by Antal Berkes

"Geese visit the pond"
by Ann E. Michael

“Wind-driven, seed-spewing, dust-loving”
TumbleWeed (Salsola tragus)
by Ann E. Michael

“Winters of snow”
The Muddy Muddy Eel
by Ann E. Michael

“Gulls’ raw plaintive rasps over the harbor”
At Sixty
by Ann E. Michael

Waterside Landscape with Snowbreak by László Mednyánszky

"The eight-day miracle stood long enough to re-make history into myth"
Eyeless in Gaza:
A Prayer for Chanukah 2023*

by Joel Savishinsky

"I see a glimpse of me"
Art Out of Ashes
by Angel Ambrose

"Dad and I always shared the love of music"
Yuletide Hope
by Karen O’Leary

"No pockets go home empty"
Throwing Candy
by Rick Lupert

"The rebel in me roars when it comes to holidays, traditions, rituals"

by Lori Levy

"A Great Miracle Happened Here"
That Day in the Synagogue:
Hanukkah Photo Session

by Diana Rosen

"On the boarding platform small boot prints"
Home for the Holidays: a Rengay
by Wilda Morris and Joan Chaput

"Each night, wax creeps into the crevices"
by Ann S. Epstein

"Eyes aglow with the wonder"
Snow Calculations
by Jane Lang

"Wind whispers its secrets"
Joy to the World
by Annie Jenkin

Winter River Landscape by Thomas P. Barnett

"The path was covered with black ice and snow"
A Golden Shovel Acrostic for Louise Glück 
by Sharmagne Leland-St.John

"The night-mix of blue and cotton"
Season of Joy
A Golden Shovel Poem
by Michael Escoubas

"A chill breeze ruffles the fur of rabbits and squirrels"
A Golden Shovel Poem
Winter Foray
by Vaughn Neeld

"She fastens all her hope on going home"
Eighty-two and Won’t Be Dammed
A Golden Shovel Poem
by MFrostDelaney

"I wished for snowfall"
Winter's Wonderland
A Golden Shovel Poem
by Candace Turner

"The moon is waning"
To Travel Free
A Golden Shovel Poem
by Mary Langer Thompson

"His mother looks bone-pale, in the weak light"
She Will Not Budge
A Golden Shovel Poem
by Gail Denham

Poetry Prompt For January 2024

Vinterbild Frän Skansen by Karl Nordström

"Waiting for the next snowstorm"
Winter at Ojo
by Sharmagne Leland-St. John

"I remember the bough of summer"
Reflections on a Winter’s Day
by Michael Escoubas

"A blanket ready for a new-born baby waiting in the wing"
Before the Rapture
by MFrostDelaney

"They hold silence like a gift"
Ghost Trees
by Maralee Gerke

"One gurgling sound is heard"
Rooted Fast
by Vaughn Neeld

"Winter waited in the wings"
by Gail Denham

"The branches bade their scarlet canopy adiós"
Bared Bosque
by Paulette Demers Turco

"The dragonflies and butterflies will dance again"
Winter Morning
by Preeth Ganapathy

"Twisted twigs enmesh like lace"
Snow at Ojo Caliente
by Priscilla Turner Spada

"Lonesomeness and silence reign"
In Winter’s Grip
by Gay Williford

Ekphrastic Prompt for January 2024

Skating in Central Park 1934 by Agnes Tait

Congratulations to the finalists for the
Pushcart Prize Nominations for 202

View of Tiger in Winter by Valerius de Saedeleer

A Whispering
by Geoffrey Heptonstall
Reviewed by Michael Escoubas

A Pocketful of Chalk
by Claire Booker
Reviewed by Neil Leadbeater

Born Under the Influence
by Andrena Zawinski
Reviewed by Michael Escoubas

February, Two Degrees Below Zero by Jørgen Haugen Sørensen

Publisher: South 40 Press
Double Stream
Poems by Ellen Dooling Reynard
Paintings and Drawings by Paul Reynard

Publisher: Arrowsmith Press
Departures from Rilke
by Steven Camer

Winter Drawing by Joseph Rubens Powell

Interview with Claire Booker
by Neil Leadbeater

Talvimaisema, Auringon Maileen by Fanny Churberg

Great way to start your party with this tasty, spicy treat
Dale's Hummus with Kimchi and Pistachios
from the kitchen of Dale Frasier

Dress up your salad with fruit and flowers
Green Salad with Pomegranate and Garlic flowers
from the kitchen of Sharmagne Leland-St.John

Try this wonderful feast during the holiday season
Holiday Goose with Chestnut Stuffing
from the kitchen of Sharmagne Leland-St.John

 A festive gift and edible decoration for the holiday table 
Cranberry-Orange Sauce
from the kitchen of Sharmagne Leland-St.John and Daisy-Alexandra Sylbert-Torres

Winter Scene by Fanny Edle von Geiger-Weishaupt

Antal Berkes

László Mednyánszky

Thomas P. Barnett

Karl Nordström

Agnes Tait

Valerius de Saedeleer

Jørgen Haugen Sørensen

Joseph Rubens Powell

Fanny Churberg

Fanny Edle von Geiger-Weishaupt

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