Placid Sea by Jeff Flesch

The moon, a placid sea, reflecting back a mantra of meaning watching the sun set along a coast, depleted and dry tears leak from porous eyes reflecting back a mirror of vastness, and of limitation infinite being of love always, and forever seen -JEFF FLESCH Jeff Flesch lives in Corvallis, Oregon, and was voted the…

Magnolia Seeds by Joni Caggiano

fall tastes like apple pie mixing her colors madly her time too short for young artist’s fresh palette leaves dance in red shades nature tangos on fire skies magnolias spread her seeds birth of new amid her weeds -JONI CAGGIANO Joni’s blog is Rum and Robots, where she has published poetry, photography, and short stories….

An Ode to the Swallows by Chandrima Debi

Swallows flying high,Up above in the sky;Swooshing through the mountains,Diving in the valley deep;To catch insects swarming in the air,with a velocity steep. Agile and alert are your actions,Random turn sometimes;I couldn’t follow your flying course,Lost track many times!!! Off you fly from your cozy nest,Into the trees surround;Next moment you are out of sight,Flying…

Koto no Yume by Michael L. Utley

In dreamland forests of my soul I hear What deafened ears in waking cannot know A yearning in konara groves That lilts in silent soft-edged shadows calls The stream conversing with the hart has hushed Its liquid-silver voice now mute As herons ankle-deep in currents pause And reverently bow in pious prayer The insects cease…

Seasonal Delights by Joni Caggiano

whispering limbs sense a tender heart releasing a chorale of euphonious notes drifting, my soul floats, eyeing an array of foliage in various stages of life’s hopes saluting the old sweet gum tree, I linger spring webworms laying their eggs under fresh green leaves talking of such fatigue laying a thousand eggs, it is no…