poet Patricia Carragon, Brooklyn, New York...
festive snowflakes dance
giant wooden soldiers guard
keels over railing
too much eggnog
kids' eyes as bright as
Dyker Heights Christmas lights
Brooklyn does Disney
poet Minal Sarosh, Gujarat, India...
the Christmas tree twinkling
in the window
New Year's Day
even the balloons want
to float till the clouds
poet Ram Chandran, Madurai, India...
sky is there, moon is there
clouds and winds too
not my little star
flying in unison
must we travel no space
to be foreign for old flames
poet Darrell Petska, Middleton, Wisconsin...
the blizzard rages
beneath the doorsill
a puddle trickles
brushing last night's snow
from her gravestone's little lamb
grandpa's gnarly cane
thump thump thumping
poet ayaz daryl nielsen, Longmont, Colorado...
The bear in heavy fur licks its lips and
dreams the taste of berries on bushes.
Wild flower seeds waiting below white-
washed chapels of frozen snow listen
to voices of wild geese and wood ducks
carried within early morning chinook winds.
Humbled, I pour a second cup of coffee,
again renew my promise to keep the
wondrous faith of this earth and my
loved ones, and add a splash of cream.
poet/editor Peggy Dugan French, Cardiff, California...
poet Judith Nielsen, Longmont, Colorado...
see you in a moment...