Queen of Hearts ~ Antique deck of cards ~ by Sharmagne Leland-St. John

February is our “LOVE” issue; an opportunity to reveal honest declarations about those who have had powerful impact on our lives. We dedicate this issue to Editor Ed Bennett with heartfelt thanks for finding the courage to embrace the life he almost lost and for allowing us to share with loving admiration in his recovery.


"Drifting in and out of dreams"
The Mother of the Bride Sleeps In
by Wayne Lee

"We drink tea from empty cups."
Ten Koans from a Marriage
by Wayne Lee

"In morning sun"
Two Cats
by Wayne Lee


Silver Hearts and Altar Cloth ~ by Tara Bradford

"In those hours spent with moon glow and pencil "
Lunch Box Poet
by Ed Bennett

"Sometimes her name will slip into my sleep"
Like This
by Jeanie Tomasko

"They lock eyes in laughter"
Back to Basics
by Sandra Ervin Adams

"I say into the irregular heartbeat of my cell phone"
by Alexa Mergen

"More was the word we used for harder"
The Darker Sooner
by Catherine Wing

"We are all silent wanderers"
Dear Iceberg
by Tresha Haefner

"An ache within the breast"
Love is Tilting Windmills
by Louis Slee

"Someone said my words are a mural"
by t. wagner

"Their honeymoon in an open touring car in 1931"
by Nancy Scott

"As moon stares down from sky"
the kiss
by Peter Humphreys

"A scientist who took me to Poland"
by Tina Hacker

"Love that filled the corners of my days "
In the Beginning
by Carol Aronoff

Native American Bracelet ~ Silver and Petrified "Picture Wood" ~ by Sharmagne Leland-St. John

"Nightingales are still"
by Peter Shefler

“Night moved to the bed of the river”
To the Moon on the Subject of Darkness
by Lois P. Jones

"I searched the night sky for something to call my own"
by Sharmagne Leland-St. John

"Naked is the only way"
How to Photograph the Moon
by Sharon Auberle

"I was expecting we would get engaged this Christmas"
Vampires at Port Angeles
by Connie Walle

Sachet and Sunlight ~ by Sharmagne Leland-St. John

The Habit of Buenos Aires
by Lorraine Healey
reviewed by Ed Bennett

~Heart bead~by Sharmagne Leland-St. John

Random House and Everyman's Library Proudly presents:
by Annie Finch and Marie-Elizabeth Mali

Antique Russian Frame ~ by Sharmagne Leland-St. John

Hold the toast on these tasty little treats
BLT Appetisers
from the kitchen of Sharmagne Leland-St. John

Perfect little bites to get your appetite going
Pesto Filled Tear Drops
from the kitchen of Sharmagne Leland-St. John

A sweet for your sweetie
Valentine Pudding
from the kitchen of Sharmagne Leland-St. John

A wonderful, less expensive substitute for whipped cream
Faux Whipped Cream
from the kitchen of Sharmagne Leland-St. John

The fruitiness of the liqueur is a great counterpoint to the sharpness of the sparkling wine
Cupid's Kiss
from the kitchen of Sharmagne Leland-St.John

Lucite Heart ~ by Sharmagne Leland-St. John

Tara Bradford


Sharmagne Leland-St. John

Stained Glass Heart ~ by Sharmagne Leland-St. John

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Stained Glass Heart ~ in the Window ~ by Sharmagne Leland-St. John

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