Miyajima Shrine in Snow ~  Itsukushima ~ 1935 

"Red apples in the twinkling snow"
Kindness in Winter
by Sally Nacker

"Sparrow sings in the icy glow"
Winter Boughs
by Sally Nacker

"The beauty of each moonlit hollow"
Night Snow
by Sally Nacker

"Winter’s evening sun"
Winter Moment at a Vermont Inn
by Sally Nacker


Zojoji Temple ~ Shiba ~ 1925

"Windows shutting out the cold"
Confession of a New Englander Before the Storm 
by MFrostDelaney

"Unpredictable as snowy flakes"
A Niece Looks Back
by Wilda Morris

"Night's shadow still clings to palm trees"
A Postcard from Lanzarote
by Annie Jenkin

"Weather razors faces, encircles eyelids"
Great Lake Shore in Winter
by D.R. James

"A ray of sunshine comes my way"
Winter Stillness
by Gretta Barclay

"Our chalet glistens like a gingerbread house"
January Warmth
by Michael Escoubas

"Pale disk veiled by watercolor clouds"
Late Winter
by Nancy Cummins Bierman



Evening Snow ~ Terashima ~ 1920

"This shed is warm and dry, a safe abandoned place"
In the Garden Shed
by Paulette Demers Turco

"A short climb up into the flowerpot for a big treat"
The Sweets Have It!
by Gay Williford

"A trellis of sweet peas"
Sweet Pea
by Mary Audrey Kneipp

"They know that danger lurks in shadows"
I dreamt I was a mouse …
by MFrostDelaney

"Winter’s not yet spent"
Little  Mouse Enticed
by Carole Mertz

"Winter's wind is wild and harsh"
The Potting Shed
by Sharmagne Leland-St. John


Word Prompt For February 2022

Snow at Kinkakuji ~ 1922

"Rain whispering outside"
Her Sax Man 
by Sharmagne Leland-St.John

"We welcome a sudden mountain storm"
The Seasons with You 
By Wilda Morris

“I hear cicadas, their chirps enveloping me”
Reclaiming the Aura
By MFrostDelaney

"She would rather be serenaded by sunflowers"
River Poem
by Neil Leadbeater


"Does Everything to comfort her."
Sea of Sighs
by Candace Turner

''Yet one more surprise"
Ask me, Dear Heart, about Death and Dying
by Carole Mertz

"Soon to be no empty spaces left"
What To Do
by Gail Denham


Mt Fuji After Snow ~ Tagonoura ~ 1932

"Simpler days"
Life with Grampy, a found haiku sequence
by Wilda Morris

Yakumo Bridge at Nagata Shrine  ~ Kobe ~ 1934

"She walked the Spirit Road"
Fly Away Woman
by Lenora Rain Lee-Good


Yasugi Kiyomizu ~ Izumo ~ 1926

Publisher: Cyberwit Press
The Trip
by Sharmagne Leland-St. John
Reviewed by Michael Escoubas

Publisher: Dempsey & Windle, 2020.
Staring at a Hoopoe
by David Cooke
Reviewed by Neil Leadbeater

Publisher: Plain View Press
Time and Tide: An Atlas for the Grieving

by Denise Thompson-Slaughter
Reviewed by Michael Escoubas

Publisher: University Professors Press
A 21st Century Plague: Poetry from a Pandemic

Edited by Elayne Clift
Reviewed by Michael Escoubas

Publisher: North Orchard Press, LLC
View From the Back Window: Blue Collar Poetry on Life

by Dan Boyd
Reviewed by Michael Escoubas


Snow at Shinkyo Bridge ~ Nikko ~1930

Publisher: Cyberwit.net
At Work
by Joan McNerney

Publisher: Cyberwit.net
Come Walk with Me: Poems Reflecting Walks Around Devon
by Annie Jenkin

Publisher: Scarlet Tanager Books
Poetry & Science: Writing Our Way to Discovery
Edited by Lucille Lang Day



Temple in Ikegami (Ikegami Honmonji) ~ 1931

An interview with Lynne Hjelmgaard
by Neil Leadbeater


Snow at Shiba Park ~ Tokyo ~ 1931

A souvenir of childhood
Old-Fadhioned Gingerbread
from the kitchen of Sharmagne Leland-St.John

Fend off the winter chill with this spicy curry dish 
Thai Green Curry Chicken
from the kitchen of Sharmagne Leland-St. John

Add this classy appetiser to your next party menu
Smoked Salmon Canapés  
from the kitchen of Sharmagne Leland-St.John


Evening Snow ~ Ishinomaki ~ 1936

Hasui Kawase



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