This short poem - Wordsworth's ode to a rainbow - is a simple and direct expression of awe and manifestation of 'beginner's mind.'
Pigs in Winter
BY QUINCY MCMICHAEL Snow is water, and water conducts electricity, but the electric fence will not fire as usual, buried three feet deep.
K. E. Ogden – Daily Labor
Blending domesticity and earthy natural imagery, Los Angeles poet K. E. Ogden presents readers with quite the scene in three short stanzas.
Joshua C. Allen – The White Oak Peninsula
Joshua C. Allen's The White Oak Peninsula is an ode to a place, a nostalgic discourse into earthy wildness and days of youth and adventure that many of us can relate to.
Gully and Bayou
BY NEIL ELLIS ORTS This farm boy wandered the acres of woods and explored the gully. I sat under the cedar that grew on a high bank, roots exposed, waiting for the right number of rains to let go.
Tamerlie Philippe – Fading Memories
Inspired by memories from her country of origin, Haiti, Tamerlie Philippe's faceless paintings are an ambivalent, diminishing recollection of home.
Jacob Lehmann – Constructed Spaces
In his collaged paintings, Jacob Lehmann explores the relationships between isolation and nostalgia, in connection to childhood.
BY VINCENT PUZICK I remember the smell of toast. I was in the middle of my morning minutes of Transcendental Meditation when my mother got home from her graveyard shift at the hospital.
The River Cabin
BY CAITE MCNEIL Making the decision to move back to Maine wasn't easy for a mother who wanted her daughter to love her home as much as she does.
Katie Bowers – Even Though I Am Weary of Church Pews, She Is Not
Written during the peak of the pandemic, Katie Bowers' poem touches on the challenges of faith and belief, parenting and childhood.