One hundred issues and a little over eight years ago, four Internet friends were saddened
by the closing of another poetry venue, one where we shared art and poetry and at times
bared our souls. We were not alone.

In one stroke, there were now thousands of voiceless writers and poets surfing the Internet
aimlessly, still in shock that something we had enjoyed so deeply could disappear so
suddenly, and hoping beyond hope that something else would rise from the ashes to take
its place.

The three original editors — Sharmagne Leland-St.John, Kaila Chan, Janet Leister and artist
Sara Wadington decided to create a place in which we could continue to share our work as
well as the work of others we had befriended. Thus, Quill and Parchment was born.

We have persevered through world disasters, changing of the guard, financial setbacks, and
other catastrophes. All of this has served to only to make us stronger and to provide fodder for
our poetic canons.

With the October 2009 issue, Quill and Parchment proudly welcomes Volume 100.


"Longing for the distant home that never was"
How to Make a Mazurka
by Maja Trochimczyk

"I longed for the noon's short shadows"
Harvesting Chopin
by Maja Trochimczyk

"Crooked, rusty rooftops"
by Maja Trochimczyk

"A blizzard of leaves swirls in the air"
by Robert Riche

"She scratched at the dead embers and tried to taste the words"
Grendel’s Child
by J.D. Byrd

"I write a river of blue"
September's Wind
by Deborah Russel

"Jawbreakers two a penny"
Little League
by Bruce Jewett

"Scrub oaks dig their roots deeper each autumn"
I'm Waiting For the New Grass
by ellen

"Stones pile up into hills"
The Apple Tree
by Louis McKee

"Green moss-covered ruins"
Hiking the Van Huyck Preserve
by Marion Menna

"Leaves fell like gold coins"
Four Wheels
by Karen Schwartz

The Locket
by Sharmagne Leland-St. John

Excerpt from the book HERO
by Perry Moore

The story behind the Book 'HERO'
by Perry Moore

by Sharon Auberle

A traditional recipe with sunflower seeds added
Ojawashkwawegad (Algonquin Wild Green Salad)
from the kitchen of Sharmagne Leland-St. John

Ease into autumn with this Native American culinary delight
Hearty San Poil Venison Stew
from the Kitchen of Sharmagne Leland-St. John

A tasty treat using your left over decorative pumpkins
Stuffed Baby Pumpkins
from the kitchen of Sharmagne Leland-St. John

An autumn reinvention of one of the most popular italian cakes
Orange-Pumpkin-Gingersnap Tiramisù
from the kitchen of Sharmagne Leland-St. John

Just in time for Halloween!
Mary Sees Fudge
submitted by David Gindraux
rewritten and tested in the kitchen of Sharmagne Leland-St. John

~ David Cale~
Please visit Davids website at: www.imagesofthejourney.com


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