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Firenze from Arcetri ~ Firenze ~ Tuscany ~ Italy

"The colony lifting as one in pollen trance"    
Smoot's Bees, Again 
by BJ Buckley 

"Delicate swerve of swallows questioning the wind"
Horses Lying Down in a Grassy Field 
by BJ Buckley

"Drone beneath the silence "  
Three Evensongs 
by BJ Buckley

Porto Venere  ~ Gulf of La Spezia ~ Liguria ~ Italy

 "The pastel letters like jewels"
The Other Fathers
by Lyn Lifshin

"I loved the rain-soaked city streets"
Wet Roads
by Michael Escoubas

"When I think back I remember"
by Candace Armstrong

"Once Tallest Building in the West"
My Grandpa's Eyes 
by Cindy M. Hutchings

"Close together in polka time"
Dancing with Grandpa 
by Maralee Gerke

Bamboo clacking in the wind
by Mary Jo Balistreri

"Summer's sun-dappled days"
The Millpond 
by Sharmagne Leland-St. John

"The ebbing twilight"
On Palatine Hill 
by Fred Bassett

"Stairwell kiss"
Unmasked at Sea
 by Karla Linn Merrifield

"Speak to butterfly souls"
Daydream Traveler
by Candace Turner

"When he remembers my name"
Phone Call
by Claire Scott

Borgo Ognissante ~ Firenze ~ Tuscany ~ Italy 

"I feel the hot breath of Italian afternoons"
Breathing in the Arno 
by Elayne Clift

"When the thick sound of night begins"
on my brother's birthday i write of an eagle 
by Amy Schmitz

"Filled with the trills of the meadowlark" 
The Golden Hour 
by Maja Trochimczyk

Ancient Street near Piazza dei Priori ~ Volterra ~ Tuscany ~ Italy

In the Moment
by Marcel Aime Duclos
Reviewed by Michael Escoubas

The Book of Kells
by Barbara Crooker
Reviewed by Michael Escoubas

Sunrise Grand Canal ~ Venice ~ Veneto ~ Italy

From Many Rivers Press
The Bell and the Blackbird
by David Whyte

Ponte Vecchio ~ Firenze ~ Tuscany ~ Italy

Perfect for a summer garden party with its delicate refreshing flavour 
Elderflower Syrup and Rosé Cooler
from the summer kitchen of Sharmagne Leland-St. John

An easy to make tasty antipasti
from the Tuscan kitchen of Sharmagne Leland-St. John

Serve as a hearty main course or side dish
Stuffed Bell Peppers 

from the kitchen of Sharmagne Leland-St.John

Also known as Monks Beard,  tasty as a hot side dish or cold salad
from the Tuscan kitchen of Sharmagne Leland-John

Chiesa di Santa Maria Della Grazie Del Calcinaio ~ Cortona ~ Arezzo ~ Italy

Sharmagne Leland-St John
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Venice Sunset ~ Grand Canal ~ Venice ~  Veneto ~ Italy


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