Wednesday, June 21, 2017

poetry: Lysa Collins! Karen O'Leary! Vivian Bolland Schroeder! Diane Webster! Judy Katz-Levine! Joanna M. Weston! Judith Partin-Nielsen! and, Patricia Carragon!

and the summer breeze
softly whispers
 - home                   

      Lysa Collins
      White Rock, British Columbia

                             willows wafting
                             in the wind

                                   Karen O'Leary
                                   West Fargo, North Dakota

    Red Hat Mamas Day
    Sizzling red lace lingerie
    My wild side appeased

          Vivian Bolland Schroeder
              Humble, Texas

                                           HERON STILL

The blue heron stands as still
as the rock in the pond
while rain patters the surface
like hundreds of fish rippling
in applause when the heron
hunches into flight away.

      Diane Webster
         Delta, Colorado

                      Spring Text Flower

                      Night sweeps down a soulful eye
                      there came a teaching from the wind
                      my fingers tremble as grass

                            Judy Katz-Levine
                            Norwood, Massachusetts

connecting flight your hand in mine          

Joanna M. Weston
Shawinigan Lake, British Columbia

                           things unfold
                           as they do
                           and even in that
                           there is                     
                           a special beauty

                           Judith Partin-Nielsen
                                      Longmont, Colorado

from across the street
I watch you
turn out your nightlight
no ill intent
just longing

                          we hit our stride
                          when we wear
                          the others shoes

              Cathy Porter  Omaha, Nebraska

subway in motion
        wheels sing lullabies
                passengers fall asleep

         hearing the birds
         not the train

         Patricia Carragon  Brooklyn, New York

Frosty: "Tama, we've chose all
women poets for this issue..."                              

Tama:  "Frosty, isn't it great!?!"

Frosty, replying, "You know, Tama, it does make me feel really good... mister editor,
what do you think?"

Noble assistant editors, we've all earned some 
extra special treats tonight!...
(a chorus of happy meows) 
(including mine)

see you in a moment

ayaz daryl nielsen


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