"And when her lilac love had passed away"
by Catherine Chandler

"The lilies we admire will wither"
For My Granddaughter
by Catherine Chandler

"Through the years I’ve been your confidante"
Mother’s Day
by Catherine Chandler

A Moment of Reflection

"As diaper rash gave way to acne"
And Still I Have Loved
by Gretchen Fletcher

"In dreams you are girls with corsages of gardenias"
Lost Fetuses
by Kristin Roedell

"The last time you jumped into my arms"
Child in Time
by Linda Fonnesbeck-Collins

"You counter bigotry by being twice as good"
I See You, Ten Years from Now, Age 26
by Debbi Brody

""I am surprised by sudden joy"
Washing My Mother's Back
by Sharon Auberle

"That man who makes her heart sing like no other could"
by Sharmagne Leland-St. John

"Lies down beside the near-still waters"
The Whipping Woman
by Ellaraine Lockie

"The white fields were abloom"
by David Ray

"Today I stand free"
A Real True Mother's Love (a tribute to surrogate mothers)
by NaKeesa Frazier

My Braids

"Hanging rope-like down our backs"
My Braids
by Lola Peters

"They form the roadmap"
This Braided Woman
by ellen

"Weave a peaceful pattern"
by Candace Turner

"This tenuous bridge between mother and daughter"
On the Importance of Combs and Brushes
By Jane Alynn

"She’s so sexy and sad and beautiful"
His Braids
by Wayne Lee


Part 1:
Why the Willow Weeps
by Jonathan Shute

Cradle Songs:
An Anthology of Poems on Motherhood
Edited by Sharmagne Leland-St. John and Rachelle Yousuf
Reviewed by Ed Bennett

High Collar

Ahsahta Press proudly presents
by Karen Rigby


Spoken Word presentation of a fairy tale presented for a literary, older audience.
365 Nights ~ Chapter One ~ Night 1
by Maggie Kirton


On Mothers Day, serve Mom a delicious cross between a pancake and a soufflé
Blueberry Dutch Baby
from the kitchen of Sharmagne Leland-St. John

Something sweet for Mom on her special day.
Honey Butter
from the kitchen of Sharmagne Leland-St. John


Paintings by George Jennings

The Departure

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