Isola di Burano, Italy


"Oaks swell with pollen"
Return to Spring
by Susan Florence

"Back in the summers when we were country girls"
White Mariposas, Mexico
by Susan Florence

"Hidden in the shade of her childhood"
Town Without Mother
by Susan Florence

"My wishes were carried on whispers of wind"
The Wish
by Candace Turner

"The hushed rapture of the overture rising"
by Marianne S. Johnson

"What binds me to this earth"
by Donna Hilbert

"She makes believe with a yellow-haired doll"
My Mother Dreams
by donnarkevic

"I will make buttery popcorn, sit back in the recliner"
When My Children Are Grown
by Mary Laufer

A selected group of poets were asked to write a poem using this prompt from our featured poets poem below:

"He hands me the cup of his sorrow"
by Susan Florence

"The bugler's dying notes"
Memorial Day
by Ed Bennett

"He hands me the cup of his sorrow"
by Sharmagne Leland-St.John

"We discuss folk songs and sorrows"
Cup of Sorrow
by Lucille Lang Day

"The caw of winter crows, the sparrow's song in spring"
The Parting Cup
by Carole Bugge

"Touch the softness of a rose petal, be pricked by a thorn"
Weighing In
by Mary Jo Balistreri

"I wash, where shadows meet light"
Empty your Cup
by Jeannie E. Roberts

"There was a chill in the air that morning"
Sisyphus Trudges On
by Mary Langer Thompson

Roadworthy Creature, Roadworthy Craft
by Kate Magill
Reviewed by Ed Bennett

Another winner from Red Hen Press
Dementia, my Darling
by Brendan Constantine

This Peruvian Pre-Columbian recipe screams Summer drink! Especially when used as a Sangria base.
Chicha Morada
from the kitchen of Sharmagne Leland-St. John

A colorful soup, with a spicy peppery flavor.
Nasturtium Soup
from the garden and kitchen of Sharmagne Leland-St. John

Treat your mom to an elegant salad on Mother's Day
Lobster Salad with Tarragon-Shallot Dressing
from the kitchen of Sharmagne Leland-St. John

Sharmagne Leland-St.John


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