Firenze from San Miniato al Monte ~ Firenze ~ Italy


"Regalo para los dioses barbados"
"I'm a gift for bearded gods"
Malinalli
Poems by Ma. Luisa Govela
English translations by Kate Kingston


From the Malinali (Malinche) Poems
Poem XXII (Malinali speaks about her love for Hernán Cortés)

by Luisa Govela


"We lived in silences so long"
Love Story
by Kate Kingston


"Soy la mujer que añora"
 El Viento del Olvido
por Luisa Govela




Winter in Firenze ~ Tuscany ~ Italy

"Dropping a kiss upon your crown"
Zephyr
by Annie Jenkin


Chivalry is obsolete
The Suitor
by Tony Huston


"The weather looked ominous, clouds rolling and tumbling like smoke"
Kissing in the Rain
by Michael Escoubas


"A hand full of darts to throw"
Out Sourcing Cupid
by Gerald A. McBreen


"A soft breeze that envelops yet suspends me"
Like Praying

by Gloria Viglione


"The pale moon, Cupid-like, shoots arrows of delight"
At Yellowstone National Park
by Wilda Morris


"By all accounts, Apollo is a handsome youth"
Bernini's Daphne
by Nancy Bailey Miller


"The sun's broad pink tongue licks away the day"
Twilight
by Candace Turner


"Streaks of rain hang  under clouds"
Virga
by Claire Scott


"Stepping gingerly toward each other"
Everyday Love
by Maralee Gerke




Santo Spirito From a Window in the Palazzo Pitti ~ Firenze ~ Italy

"For all the days of childhood, days when he was free"
Golden Apples of the Sun
by Sharmagne Leland-St. John


"Before I turn to leave"
Turn 
by Susan Fleming Holm


"He ever called me 'darling' and 'my dear"
Engaged to Marry
by Gail Denham


"I was loved and taught to love"
Walking Together
by Wilda Morris


"Dreams of babies I'd conceive"
Broken Valentine
by Candace Armstrong


"Some of my best saved rejections have never fed a paper shredder"
Dear Editor,
by Carl Palmer




Linden Tree in Brigitte’s Winter Garden ~ Porta Romana ~ Firenze ~ Italy

"And when the light of the Phoenix rises"
Anecdote
by Marilyn Velez



Mosaic Designs ~ Museo Diocesano di Monreale ~ Palermo ~ Sicily

Publisher: Wipf & Stock Publishers, Inc.
Long after Lauds
by Jeanine Hathaway


Publisher: Offa’s Press
Ripening Cherries: An Anthology of Haiku, Tanka and Haibun
Reviewed by Neil Leadbeater




Old Prince’s Bridge ~ Marina di Pietrasanta  ~ Versiliana Park ~ Lucca ~ Italy

Publisher: Avenafatua Press
Blue Tin Sky
by Greg Gregory


From 3:A Taos Press
Girl
by Veronica Golos



Ponte Santa Trinita and Ponte Vecchio from Ponte Vespucci ~ Firenze ~ Italy

Smoother than a blended margarita, treat your honey
to the slushie of all frozen cocktails!
Valentine Frosé Cocktail 
from the kitchen of Sharmagne Leland-St. John


No Valentine's Day would be complete  without...
Chocolate Covered Strawberries
from the kitchen of Sharmagne Leland-St. John


Include a fun "Taffy Pull" at your next  Valentine's Day party
Valentine's Saltwater Taffy
from the kitchen of Sharmagne Leland-St. John





Pescaia di Santa Rosa ~ Santa Trinita Bridge ~ Firenze ~ Italy


Sharmagne Leland-St. John

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Valle dei Templi Agrigento ~ Sicily


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