Rio Grande Reflections 

The Editors wish you a  Happy Thanksgiving.
Maybe someday it will be recognised as the time when the Natives of this land showed
tremendous compassion and generosity toward strangers who would surely have perished
without them.


"A woman who walked like a cat by moonlight" 
A Stranger’s Needs
by Lois P. Jones

"Her book open to a page of wild irises"
After the Sniper
by Lois P. Jones

"Rooms he admires but never enters"
Reflections on La Scapigliata
by Lois P. Jones

Aspen Fireflies

"At last the long guns will fall silent and rusty over Aleppo"
City of Ghosts
by Henry Howard

"Damp from last nights storm"
Stormy Day 
by Michael Escoubas

“Margarita rolled her actress eyes and we were all laughing”
The Killing Floor
by BJ Buckley

 "Garlanded with marigolds, red hibiscus and purple passion flowers"
La Catrina
by Wilda Morris

"Con guirnaldas de caléndulas, malvas rojas y purpúreas pasionarias"
La Catrina
Poema original en inglés de Wilda Morris, traducción de Luisa Govela

"Rambling or singing a song"
The Book of Eternal Life
by Thomas Dean Kellogg

"Divagando o cantando una canción de amor"
El Libro de la Vida Eterna
by Thomas Dean Kellogg

"Vagare o cantare una canzone d'amore"
Il Libro della Vita Eterna
by Thomas Dean Kellogg

"Foggy mist I breathe in cadence with soft whispers"
Any Autumn Day in Washington
by Carl "Papa" Palmer

"Douglas fir sang a resonant summer chorus"
Fire and Earth
by Deenaz Coachbuilder

"The light is dying now as sunset dissolves into nightfall"
This Evening
by Maja Trochimczyk

Sunflower Truck

"Cattails swaying in the breeze"
To An Old Truck
by Michael Escoubas

"They were the flowers on a grave he'd never know"
Blue Truck
by Sharmagne Leland-St. John

"Who would have thought"
The Blue Truck
by Neil Leadbeater

"I have often stopped along two-lane roads"
Tired and Rusty
by Susan Moss

"The truck belongs to the meadow"
Passing Image
by Greg Gregory

"A fallow pasture of swaying cattails"
by Candace Armstrong 

"Cattails rise like exclamation points"
Crossing a Border
by Mary Jo Balistreri

"Who can say what happened?"
Blue Skies and Back Stories
by Elayne Clift

"Through five decades of winter storms"
Street Address
by Karla Linn Merrifield

"Daring coyotes to join us in song"
Pa’s Old Blue Truck
by Gail Denham

“Fences lack meaning”
by Ellaraine Lockie

Welcome Home

I Will Listen If You Tell Me Who I am
by John McCluskey
Reviewed by Michael Escoubas

Reaching for the Stars

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

Winner of the Jacar Press Full-Length poetry collection competition
Someone You Love is Still Alive
by Ephraim Scott Sommers

Hollyhock Window

The ultimate, easy holiday breakfast or dessert
Festive Orange Bread
from the holiday kitchen of Trudy Escoubas

Great idea for a Thanksgiving picnic 
Turkey Burgers
from the holiday kitchen of Sharmagne Leland-St. John

Bring a little Southern hospitality to your thanksgiving meal
Black-eyed Pea Soup with Turkey Meatballs and Corn Bread Dumplings
from the holiday kitchen of Sharmagne Leland-St. John

Thanksgiving Afterglow
Turkey Noodle Soup
from the holiday kitchen of Trudy Escoubas

Bring the savoury tastes of autumn to your Thanksgiving picnic
Sweet Potato Salad
from the kitchen of Sharmagne Leland-St. John

Sunflower Fields Forever

Shari Ubechel 
Click on the link above to read an Interview with Shari

Riding into the Sunset 


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