Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Monday, 30 December 2013

Sunday, 29 December 2013

Saturday, 28 December 2013

late evening
the sound of reed cutting
from the edge of the lake

*

Angelee Deodhar

Friday, 27 December 2013

Frost: crystallised white sugar, shattered mirror glass, silver glitter redressing the mossy roof of the garden shed.

*

Holly Ringland

Thursday, 26 December 2013

Grains of morning - white - quietly sneak in through the gap in the curtains - until they reach a tipping point, then they fairly seethe - the room begins to re-emerge - mirror, bed, blouse on back of door, and you sleeping by my side.

*

F. E. Clark

Wednesday, 25 December 2013

Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Yellowing leaves crumble at my touch I never noticed how dry the dirt.

*

Latashia Figueroa

Monday, 23 December 2013

Surprise ice:
shining screen,
sealed house.

*

Allyson Whipple
Poet, and...

Sunday, 22 December 2013

Saturday, 21 December 2013

Friday, 20 December 2013

Two-day old

                 cold pizza--

yum, yum

*

Michele Alice

Thursday, 19 December 2013

the vacant plot
once the bamboo hut
in the hamlet
father talks and talks
of his school crush

*

Ramesh Anand

Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Blowing fiercely my clothes and my hair the winds
in the way of the waves: swept up-- like a wave-- in the wind

*

Mark Kaplon

Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Monday, 16 December 2013

long talk with grandma
mother's dish
too salty

*

Ken Sawitri

Sunday, 15 December 2013

Surprise ice:
shining screen,
sealed house.


*

Allyson Whipple
Poet, and...

Saturday, 14 December 2013

the fantail chirrups
her veined hand
pulling back her fringe

*

Sharon Johnson

Friday, 13 December 2013

Face burned as a child, she learns to accepts surgery and love.

*

Wayne Scheer

Thursday, 12 December 2013

moonlight on wet slates and all around me dark shapes rustling

*

Mark Holloway
Beachcombing for the Landlocked

Wednesday, 11 December 2013

I paused in the cornyard, near the tree with the hollow in its trunk. It has a broken branch from one of the winter storms which hangs uncast. As I stood, I began to tune in to a new sound, above the breeze and the crows. A humming sound emerged, and as I stepped closer it enfolded me. The bee tree is alive.

*

F. E. Clark

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Monday, 9 December 2013

Sunday, 8 December 2013

sunflowers aglow
in the median strip
traffic hazard

*

Shirdog

Saturday, 7 December 2013

the way back is
completely different
and there's less water

*

John Yohe

Friday, 6 December 2013

Across the park:
construction site.
Machines still sleeping.

*

Allyson Whipple
Poet, and...

Thursday, 5 December 2013

Egg white and sugar beaten to a silky cloud settles to dry - chemistry to hold berry compote - a joy to serve.

*

Marilyn Hammick
GlowwormCreative

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

tucked underneath
dew frosted leaves
the season's
first pumpkin

*

Lolly Williams
Look for a Lovely Thing

Monday, 2 December 2013

run-down garage
a toddler fishes ladybugs
among rusty bolts

*

Paresh Tiwari

Sunday, 1 December 2013

playing
with my child
i hold on
to the child in me
returning spring

*

Ramesh Anand

Saturday, 30 November 2013

Asters

       sprinkled through the meadow,

pale stars

       beneath the Harvest Moon.

*

Michele Alice

Friday, 29 November 2013

creaking stairs
feet pause
somewhere, static

*

Allyson Whipple
Poet, and...

Thursday, 28 November 2013

mid-may downpour
tea tree twinkling

with fairy lights

*

Sharon Johnson

Wednesday, 27 November 2013

late evening
the sound of reed cutting
from the edge of the lake

*

Angelee Deodhar

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

lie naked on my
sleeping bag watching planets
and stars appear

*

John Yohe

Monday, 25 November 2013

A city of Mallards has assembled, drake, duck and adolescents in family formations crisscross the lake: the air inflates with sound, the Heron stands firm.

*

Marilyn Hammick
GlowwormCreative

Sunday, 24 November 2013

watching the water drip
from the old chai wallah's tea kettles
monsoon season

*

Lolly Williams
Look for a Lovely Thing

Friday, 22 November 2013

Everyone complains-
the moon’s sand work is trampled
by the naughty sun.

*

Pijush Kanti Deb

Thursday, 21 November 2013

midnight cry
a cuddle comes
into an owl themed baby room

*

Ken Sawitri

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

On a Break from Work

Leaves illuminated
By the noonday sun—
Christmas tree bright.

*

Joshua Bocher

Monday, 18 November 2013

Sunday, 17 November 2013

opening the kitchen cupboard, reaching for the rose petaled plate;
there, hidden, pushed up against the back are the long stemmed and no stemmed wine glasses unfilled, unbroken, untouched.

*

Mary Sherman

Saturday, 16 November 2013

adult education
teacher gives each student
an apple

*

Shirdog

Friday, 15 November 2013

lips sip wine
mosquitos drink blood
juicy. summer.

*

Allyson Whipple
Poet, and...

Thursday, 14 November 2013

mausoleum -
a butterfly flits over
the latest graffiti

*

Paresh Tiwari

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

migraine headache --
ceiling cracks
I never noticed

*

Theresa A. Cancro

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Monday, 11 November 2013

she is made of nails
and will hold your head gently
longing for the moon

*

Heather Brager
Touching the Art

Sunday, 10 November 2013

Acid yellow pollen shades around the cracks in the tarmac, as if sprayed from a graffiti artist's can.

*

F. E. Clark
F. E. Clark artwork and blog

Saturday, 9 November 2013

A dragonfly rests - drained of colour, asserting eyes and tail in crochets and quavers, his tune to the beat of this autumn garden.

*

Marilyn Hammick
GlowwormCreative

Friday, 8 November 2013

lips sip wine
mosquitos drink blood
juicy. summer.

*

Allyson Whipple
Poet, and...

Thursday, 7 November 2013

Petalless daisies
I look for the sleeping thieves

*

Sharon Johnson

Wednesday, 6 November 2013

a snow covered hawk
sitting on a traffic sign
thirty miles an hour

*

John Yohe

Tuesday, 5 November 2013

farewell birds and bees ...
the lingering aroma
of a pear orchard

*

Lolly Williams
Look for a Lovely Thing

Monday, 4 November 2013

startled from the brink of sleep, falling and rising into my body- a cymbal shimmering to silence

*

Anthony Ward

Sunday, 3 November 2013

i hold my cheek
to my wife’s cheek
my infant
pushes her cheek
in between ours

*

Ramesh Anand

Saturday, 2 November 2013

together in the Alps
and an empty Alprax strip ...
bedside table

*

Paresh Tiwari

Thursday, 31 October 2013

Tuesday, 29 October 2013

bedside vigil --
sleet pelts
the window pane

*

Theresa A. Cancro

Monday, 28 October 2013

Crimson ripe, suddenly released, tumbling violently, coming to rest gently on the hard concrete floor.

*

Anne Drögemöller

Sunday, 27 October 2013

Last night the bright moon drew back the curtain of clouds.

*

Gill McEvoy

Saturday, 26 October 2013

The last of the blackberries are for the birds - comfort food in the confusion of October’s summer heat.

*

Marilyn Hammick
GlowwormCreative

Friday, 25 October 2013

Moonbeams bathe
empty winter fields.
Locomotive headlight
in the distance
Chill in the air

*

Becca Givens
On Dragonfly Wings with Buttercup Tea

Thursday, 24 October 2013

I thought I could curl up
inside of your chest
as we stood in my kitchen
waiting for the stew to boil

*

Heather Brager
Touching the Art

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Temperature drops
Clouds curtain a darkening sky
Umbrellas again

*

Gregory Luce

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

One leaf, luminescent, heralding a break in the storm.

*

Laura Parsley

Monday, 21 October 2013

setting sun -
silence ripples around
an egret's feet

*

Paresh Tiwari

Sunday, 20 October 2013

After the sparkle and smoke have cleared, the moon and stars quietly reclaim the sky.

*

F. E. Clark
F. E. Clark artwork and blog

Saturday, 19 October 2013

Fragrant lemon water steam awakens me, tang-ling my dawning senses. Yellow orb of lemon, my sun. Rise.

*

NanLeah N. Mick

Friday, 18 October 2013

on the mantlepiece
the old clock
chimes silence

*

Theresa A. Cancro

Thursday, 17 October 2013

Amongst the scattered crumbs, this fig-shaped geranium leaf. White-tipped and veined, it glistens in the light as if rubbed with powdered glitter. It is red, red.

*

Satya Robyn

'a handful of stones' makes a return today - thank you for your patience as I finished my novel. Do send me your submissions and join us on the 1st of November on Mindful Writing Day.

Wednesday, 3 July 2013

burning hot summer
water spatter on dry shreds of pandan leaf
--smiles over an anger

*

ken sawitri

Note:
Pandan (Pandanus amaryllifolius) aromatherapy is very good for people
suffering from stress, panic attack and over-anxiety: here.

Shreding pandan leaves make it scents spreading more. Spraying pandan
leaf with water keep it fresh: here.

Tuesday, 2 July 2013

old photo album
the little girl
I call mum

*

Rachel Sutcliffe

Tuesday, 25 June 2013

backyard party -
a small spider
in my Chardonnay

*

Jay Friedenberg

Sunday, 23 June 2013

headphone wires
kite strings
relationships
the glorious patience of untangling

*

James Newton

Saturday, 22 June 2013

I binned the husked core of your apple;
gave the seeds some shade.
Legs crossed, you sat there, watching -
glum, clothed and hungry.

*

Snake in a Rib-cage
Daniel D. Mutch

Friday, 21 June 2013

Unkempt bedroom, just like me - home sweet home.

*

Shinjini Bhattacharjee
The Barge View

Thursday, 20 June 2013

Acquiescence

His tongue slapped
in the belly of her mouth
like a fish on a quayside
tailing air.

*

Ian Mullins

Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Thursday, 13 June 2013

quiet evening
empty plastic bottles trash revolving
-- lake Toba wind

*

ken sawitri

Wednesday, 12 June 2013

silent pool

A rain of tender pins
that tack nothing down
rise strange worms
darkness shown
no sign of slowing

*

Ella Chappell
keepitsugarless

Monday, 10 June 2013

passing shower -
the frogs
croak even louder

*

Jay Friedenberg

Sunday, 9 June 2013

how many drops falling
does it take
to sound like rain?

*

Tim Laffey

Friday, 7 June 2013

snoring loudly,
but touch the television
suddenly he’s awake!

*

Perry L. Powell

Thursday, 6 June 2013

Indoor Tan

Sun-burned leaves
crackle and curl;

I remember your hand
clawed by the stroke.

*

Ian Mullins

Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Gnarled hands that have carried
so much
now at rest
in prayer
forever

*

Armando H. Corbelle

Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Monday, 3 June 2013

crash landing –
raindrops on my brolly

*

Rachel Sutcliffe

Friday, 31 May 2013

one last cigarette
one last wraith still hanging in the air

*

James Newton

Thursday, 30 May 2013

a gift
for crushing the leaves―
garden mint

*

C. Steele

Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Truth

"Yes, of course I'm listening";
to the sound of my teeth grinding,
and that sparrow outside.

*

Jonathan Butcher

Monday, 27 May 2013

Sunday, 26 May 2013

Saturday, 25 May 2013

unmoved big stone
a wide shallow river
—a horrible hurl

*

ken sawitri

Friday, 24 May 2013

The rainfall paints the garden; the sunshine laminates the beautiful canvas soon after.

*

Shinjini Bhattacharjee
The Barge View

Thursday, 23 May 2013

fog

no other side
today
valley shuck in white
when asleep
we roll
apart

*

Ella Chappell
keepitsugarless

Wednesday, 22 May 2013

one week after Halloween
our pumpkin
toothless

*

Jay Friedenberg

Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Fuzzy fat green bud
Mostly still closed
Except for a peek
Of bright red tenderness
Waiting on just the right moment
To make its grand debut.

*

Stacy Maddox
stardrifting

Monday, 20 May 2013

Baby Banana

Smear of snail
bicycle-mown;
rotted fruit
burst ripe open.

*

Ian Mullins

Sunday, 19 May 2013

The Greeks put their money on Atlas
muscling the sky into place.
Mine’s on Einstein’s curved notion
that time enfolds Atlas in space.

*

Tim Laffey

Saturday, 18 May 2013

Raccoon

Fills my headlights
with eyes amazed by dying.
Makes a hideous thump.

*

J.K. Durick

Friday, 17 May 2013

start of spring
the growing herds
of hikers

*

Rachel Sutcliffe

Thursday, 16 May 2013

Cape Cod
the round sun rising over
your pregnant belly

*

Perry L. Powell

Wednesday, 15 May 2013

chemotherapy makes your skin unforgettably smooth
หลังจากทำเคมีบำบัดแล้วผิวของคุณช่างเรียบเนียนเหมืิอนไปทำสปามาเลยทีเดียว

*

James Newton

Tuesday, 14 May 2013

monsoon’s end
patches of emptiness
on the evening moon

*

Ramesh Anand

Monday, 13 May 2013

Deid craw o a black brolly by the dykeside.

*

F.E.Clark

Sunday, 12 May 2013

Saturday, 11 May 2013

a small trout
leaps
scarcely disturbs
a fast flowing stream

*

Armando H. Corbelle

Friday, 10 May 2013

Cary

Cary

Cary--

I never tire

of your dimple.

*

Michele Alice

Thursday, 9 May 2013

My Last Date

Your hair smelled really weird
but at least i remembered something
about you

*

Simon L. Read

Sunday, 5 May 2013

Puffy cotton balls
line blue ceiling
mackerel sky swims

*

kimberly childers

Saturday, 4 May 2013

ants on the bathroom floor
black taxis hurrying along the broad avenues between the tiles

*

James Newton

Friday, 3 May 2013

morning fog
opening the car
with the house key

*

Rachel Sutcliffe

Thursday, 2 May 2013

sky (sleet-gray-
steel) skyline
shaken storm
shaking thunder
through suburbs
buildings vibrating
deepest foundations

*

Steven McLachlan

Wednesday, 1 May 2013

though without you
to see it-
still spring blooms

*

Rachel Sutcliffe

Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Among Rapids

Among rapids, salmon, fins, tail splash,
The border collie can’t herd them home.

*

David Fraser

Monday, 29 April 2013

Sunday, 28 April 2013

morning bath.
my infant dressed
in olive oil

*

Ramesh Anand

Saturday, 27 April 2013

Naps

This almost forgotten
bit of my childhood
makes sense once more.

*

J.K. Durick

Friday, 26 April 2013

tiny school children
dancing the Virginia Reel
and without touching

*

Perry L. Powell

Thursday, 25 April 2013

The dark night peers into my living room
where I linger,
the hum of the refrigerator my only company

*

Maureen Bailey

Wednesday, 24 April 2013

an early spring rain
glazes cobblestones
as white smoke
slowly rises
-- finally

*

Armando H. Corbelle

Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Misery

The thought of you
buying my mocha
for somebody else

*

Simon L. Read

Monday, 22 April 2013

an intricate scurry
of swelling branches
Paradox Walnut sings

*

kimberly childers

Sunday, 21 April 2013

bangkok
the moon is upside down
an isabelline umbrella drifting on an indigo sea

*

James Newton

Saturday, 20 April 2013

Friday, 19 April 2013

Thursday, 18 April 2013

spring stroll
the gentle bounce
of my new bob

*

Rachel Sutcliffe

Wednesday, 17 April 2013

hanging bridge
the pot water wobbling
on her hip

*

Ramesh Anand
Seasonal Scenes

Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Monday, 15 April 2013

Hoarfrost cakes adrift in gutter puddles,
Hint of early March’s thaw.

*

Patrick Ward

Sunday, 14 April 2013

Bleach stain on a blue towel
wrapped around your body.
You’re so beautiful.

*

Linda DeMello

Saturday, 13 April 2013

Dogs and Dreams

A dog wakes from a dream,
stares at the green wall,
wonders how he got there
so suddenly.

*

David Fraser

Friday, 12 April 2013

The twig of a holly branch plucked days ago, barbed, dark emerald leaves, dried, berries shrunken, scarlet: the base unzipped itself, revealing a strip of white winter bark.

*

Katherine Gotthardt
Weaker than Water

Thursday, 11 April 2013

sky sweet-blue
gently meandering
buildings, tickling
sky, sun and setting moon

*

Steven McLachlan

Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Tuesday, 9 April 2013

chocolate brown
and pea green
flecks of color
dapple the glinting
sweater buttons,
pockets
like pottery bowls
shaped by
inexperienced hands

*

Jade Bennington
Blush of Dawn

Monday, 8 April 2013

friendship
first day of retirement
offers to cook for wife

*

Hema Ravi

Sunday, 7 April 2013

I see her at the beauty counter
Replenishing her stock-
The face she puts on
In public

*

Rachel Sutcliffe

Saturday, 6 April 2013

A strange sound itches and strains at the far edges of my hearing.

*

F.E.Clark

Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Sunday, 31 March 2013

How sweet is the brown, Bosc pear, voluptuous, hard.

*

Katherine Gotthardt
Weaker than Water

Tuesday, 26 March 2013

the starling struts by--
a little general
missing his arms

*

Scott Owens

Monday, 25 March 2013

The trembling hands of the organist hover above the keys — "Wrong song!"

*

Jade Bennington
Blush of Dawn

Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Under the railway arch
I eavesdrop on echoes-
Distant conversations

*

Rachel Sutcliffe

Monday, 18 March 2013

Sunday, 17 March 2013

holding on
with what she left behind
winter moon

*

Ramesh Anand
Seasonal Scenes

Saturday, 16 March 2013

February fire hydrant on the corner of Main Street and something: a patch of ochre paint has burst, a matchbook-shaped drop of red where yellow layers were.

*

Katherine Gotthardt
Weaker than Water

Friday, 15 March 2013

Granite clay biscuit dough
balled up quick
so it won’t stick
much.
I slap it flat and peel
from my palm, correcting
its quirks.
Far from perfect rounds
fossilize my fingerprints
and grow
golden.

*

Amy Paulussen

Thursday, 14 March 2013

Now the maple trees are everywhere,
invading the hickories and oaks.

*

Samantha Seto

Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Wiser

Nose pressed to windowpane, the dog, too, tired of rain. I blow up a balloon. She sniffs it, runs to a corner, talks to herself in her peculiar squeaky language. She approaches the balloon again, pats it carefully, watches as it rises off the floor and settles. Ears pricked, she continues to talk to herself, trawling past memories.

this winter
the way she lifts the balloon
by the tie

*

Margaret Beverland

Monday, 11 March 2013

Black speckled snow mounds line the path. Further out in the field where no one walks, glorious bundles of clean snow and streaks of pure ice. After many mornings of sun, the sky is milk without any honey.

*

Jade Bennington
Blush of Dawn

Sunday, 10 March 2013

friendship
peers through glasses to
get medicine for wife

*

Hema Ravi

Saturday, 9 March 2013

he never felt more alone
than when surrounded
by his own family

*

Scott Owens

Friday, 8 March 2013

Slow train home-
In the seat behind me
They plan Saturday night

*

Rachel Sutcliffe

Thursday, 7 March 2013

Wrought iron bench
dressed in ivy filigree
sits patiently in the snow

*

Maureen Bailey

Wednesday, 6 March 2013

In the park, this businessman
on a break -- fully suited --
lies in semi-supine;

notices the flow of breath
in his body with calm hands,
oblivious to onlookers.

*

Gareth Trew

Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Rinsing Cherries

Tap water spils
From the bowl as I pick
out the small, battered,
incomplete. I work by touch
by day: they’ll go uneaten.

*

Ana Garza G'z

Monday, 4 March 2013

The green grass
would not seem so perfect
without the mole’s hump of dirt.

*

Glenn Halak

Sunday, 3 March 2013

Splash water against my skin,
black tears fall from my eyes,
charcoal stains porcelain,
take my face off for the night.

*

Linda DeMello

Saturday, 2 March 2013

The once thick pristine white blanket is now thinned and soiled beyond hope of restoration. Age is causing it to become holey as it quickly fades away. After a brief, warm respite, cold will return and nature will replenish the grass’s green mantle with a fresh blanket of pure white.

*

Kathy Stupar
Beyond First Lines

Friday, 1 March 2013

The Blue Sky Series

Thin silver jet waltzing
through bluest blue sky
speckled with blackbirds

Frothy white
jet stream
racing across blue expanse

Soda fountain
whipped cream swirls
interwoven with blue threads

*

Kimberly Childers

(Happy birthday to Lizzie, Kimberly's daughter!)

Thursday, 28 February 2013

silver flecks
in the metro steps
shiny metal bars mark the edge
of each stair, fading
into filthy at the edges
but glowing in the centre
where our grubby shoes grip
as we trip up towards the city
of light.

*

Amy Paulussen

Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Dying okra weaves black patterns into earth,
colorful winds paint the sky, reflect on waters.

*

Samantha Seto

Tuesday, 26 February 2013

A calm pale blue sea patterned with silver.
The fishing boat, mobbed by gulls, lays lobster pots in the bay.
Sunset clouds burnished rose gold.

*

Lynds Jennings

Monday, 25 February 2013

today
four thrush eggs
in yesterday’s empty nest

*

Margaret Beverland

Sunday, 24 February 2013

no stopping sign-
a little bird makes his nest
on top

*

Rachel Sutcliffe

Saturday, 23 February 2013

each click of the needles
ravels a part of me into the warm wool

*

James Newton

Friday, 22 February 2013

Hit the wall,
hear you whisper,
"I love you".

*

Linda DeMello

Thursday, 21 February 2013

Morning light slow as a yellow slug.
An oil slick rainbow in a puddle
as the rain takes a deep breath.

*

Glenn Halak

Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Tuesday, 19 February 2013

quiet farm pond ―
I skip stones
off the moon

*

Craig W. Steele

Monday, 18 February 2013

Thin burgundy blueberry branches
tower above terracotta
filled with moist peat

*

kimberly childers

Sunday, 17 February 2013

The hard ridge of the scar near your bellybutton.
We should start over.

*

Linda DeMello

Saturday, 16 February 2013

Scratching a Dog’s Belly

The hair on her body is short and coarse, like stubble, except where her hind and forelegs meet the underside of her hips and ribs. There, her skin is naked and slack enough to be a child’s. Only her brows are full and long as lashes, but arced as thought.

*

Ana Garza G'z

Friday, 15 February 2013

A long line of white pelicans.
The ocean splits open.
A shadow at the end of a pier.

*

Glenn Halak

Thursday, 14 February 2013

The light turns from russet to blue, and the dry leaves on the windowsill shiver.

Jon Hoferle
Mind of Jon

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Place de l’Eglise is reduced to shades of tarnished silver in the cold dawn light. I imagine people in the apartments above, returning to duvet cocoons, burning their fingertips on tiny cups of black coffee. I test my foot on a frozen puddle and huff a little cloud of warm breath toward the baby’s pink nose.

*

Amy Paulussen

Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Blind Love

She squirms before the best noodle soup
this side of Canal Street. Smiling
with puffed heart lockets etched
with Braille, eyes like Peridot stones
she texts the wrong recipient.

*

Kyle Hemmings

Monday, 11 February 2013

Nature’s winter house ornaments, icicles, now taking shape — each unique glass-like creation formed by the kiss of cold and the pattern of water’s fingers slithering around and gently gliding off

*

Kathy Stupar
Beyond First Lines

Sunday, 10 February 2013

helping to choose a baby name
one word to describe a lifetime

*

James Newton

Saturday, 9 February 2013

We race to our hidden spot
tall grasses wave in sunlight.
Prisoners held captive
at our tree fort for make-believe.

*

Samantha Seto

Thursday, 7 February 2013

The kestrel hovers, hunting.
A sage green sea, with wind driven white capped waves against storm blue clouds.
Seaweed tangles garland the shore.

*

Lynds Jennings

Wednesday, 6 February 2013

Like drifted snow, frozen mid-slide, May blossom drapes the hedgerows. Later, red fruit will develop.

*

Freya Pickard
Dragonscale Clippings

Tuesday, 5 February 2013

concertinaed traffic
a murmaration of starlings
shape the wet dusk

*

Matt Morden
Morden Haiku

Monday, 4 February 2013

Christmas 2007

Our daughter cooking
Dinner for the twelve of us,
A tear on her cheek.

*

Robert Demaree

Saturday, 2 February 2013

Friday, 1 February 2013

Homesick

on the steps
of the Salzburg gasthaus
a black poodle
a lifeline to our homeland
& the dog we left behind

*

Margaret Beverland

Thursday, 31 January 2013

Black power lines
pulled taught
against blue sky

*

kimberly childers

Wednesday, 30 January 2013

ripples of gold
the sinking sun rides the wake of a river boat

*

James Newton

Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Evergreen needles made spindly Rorschach tests out the door,
the Hoover's whir, last carol of the season

*

Patrick Nolan Ward

Monday, 28 January 2013

Sunday, 27 January 2013

Summer

a kid wearing paper tissues under starched collar,
ear glued to a transistor blaring "Baby Love,"
hands cutting out paper heroes.

*

Kyle Hemmings

Saturday, 26 January 2013

patchy clouds…
tadpoles rest in clumps
on the creek bed

*

Craig W. Steele

Friday, 25 January 2013

Twilight rain washes
yesterday’s paper.
Those people aren’t coming back.

*

Glenn Halak

Thursday, 24 January 2013

a low swarm of hailstones
a scurrying white piedpiper dance
among slow rushhour tyres

*

James Newton

Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Walking across the morning asphalt, shadows and sunlight - a speckled harmony. In the drop off/pick up zone, eye catches the glint of a small tan circle. Moving near I see it as a Cheerio. I continue into work, the preschool.

*

Nancy
pomegranate trail

Tuesday, 22 January 2013

The afternoon breeze blows bits of waterfall--
cooling confetti--
onto sweaty skin.

*

Kathleen Brewin Lewis

Monday, 21 January 2013

the scent
of mum’s soup in the breeze-
almost home

*

Rachel Sutcliffe

Sunday, 20 January 2013

A hat shaped like
a sailboat, made of newsprint:
cure for depression.

*

Jason Braun

Saturday, 19 January 2013

One last breath
of tar and nicotine,
I promise.

*

Linda DeMello

Friday, 18 January 2013

Rye, N.H.

Sea water bucket,
Pool under rocks, tiny crabs:
Seacoast grandchildren.

*

Robert Demaree

Thursday, 17 January 2013

friday night lights
a road stripped red
in the gritter's trail

*

Matt Morden
Morden Haiku

Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Tuesday, 15 January 2013

At the laundromat...
where is the girl whose stocking
has made my shirts blush?

*

Paul Hostovsky

Monday, 14 January 2013

Some things never change

his nerves pinched when he followed her into the bedroom;
like the first day of high school

*

Devlin De La Chapa
BoySlut

Sunday, 13 January 2013

Last Call

"Last call," says the barkeep,
sporting a bushy red handlebar mustasche,
sunken eyes. The night is shutting down.

*

Kyle Hemmings

Saturday, 12 January 2013

Friday, 11 January 2013

looking by chance at a sodium vapour streetlight as it lights up
sky blue rising to the quantum orange of dawn

*

James Newton

Thursday, 10 January 2013

On the mountainous backdrop to this lakeside trail,
pine trees stand like green arrowheads
in a child’s drawing.

*

Kathleen Brewin Lewis

Wednesday, 9 January 2013

winter chill........
unwelcome
in mother in law's home

*

Hema Ravi

Tuesday, 8 January 2013

Monday, 7 January 2013

The tall swamp grass
beckons. Meadowlarks
nail the silence shut.

*

Doug Draime

Sunday, 6 January 2013

Balloon Unplugged

Shirred rubber phallistic ribbonette,
immobilized by dreams
of strung flight. Unful-
filled. Master of no motion
but a flaccid flop.

*

A.J. Huffman

Saturday, 5 January 2013

Bay of Fundy

Brown sea flower pots
Gabled houses, pink lupins:
New Brunswick August

*

Robert H. Demaree Jr.

Friday, 4 January 2013

autumn gales ....
in the woods an old man stands still

*

Rachel Sutcliffe

Thursday, 3 January 2013

The sage flower buds looked dried up and dead until the rains came. Then they burst into bloom; pink-mauve, attracting bees and butterflies.

*

Freya Pickard
Dragonscale Clippings

Wednesday, 2 January 2013

Sun dogs circle
biting cold.
Teardrops cling, closing icicled lashes
against the brilliance.
My breath, a frigid fog,
hangs suspended,
chilling.

*

Maureen Bailey

Tuesday, 1 January 2013