welcome to issue 51 of hedgerow. as always, grateful to contributors & readers alike. october’s resident artist is Alexis Rotella. find out more about the artist behind the art here — https://hedgerowpoems.wordpress.com/poet-artist-in-conversation/
with love & kindness.
no moon tonight
in darkness I see
your true colours
Rachel Sutcliffe, from Yorkshire, UK, has suffered from a serious immune disorder for the past 14 years, throughout this time writing has been her therapy, it keeps her from going insane!
myself up behind
either I’m yours
or I belong to the wind
Sergio A. Ortiz is the founding editor of Undertow Tanka Review. He lives in San Juan Puerto Rico.
A new idea
first light —
there is always
only now —
the tiny shape
of a flower
fills my world
it will not last
while you can
Paul Smith is a poet from Worcester in the UK. Alongside poetry Paul enjoys Japanese style ink painting, building cigar box guitars and playing old time blues.
(Original Photo by Tom Clausen)
from the various weeds
I don’t pull
Joann Grisetti grew up in Sasebo Japan and eighteen other places. She now lives in Florida with her husband and two sons. Her poetry, photos and stories have appeared in a number of print and online journals.
into summer sunlight
a hoodie on a park bench
wet with dew
Anna Cates resides in Wilmington, Ohio with her two beautiful kitties and teaches in Southern New Hampshire University’s online M.F.A. creative writing program. A regular contributor to literary publications, her first full length collection of haiku and other poems, “The Meaning of Life,” is available at Cyberwit.net and Amazon.
Snowy owl / riding its echo / across the lake
the art in this issue was brought to you by Alexis Rotella —
I’ve been playing with words since I was a toddler. I remember sitting
on our front stoop in Southwestern Pennsylvania with a handwritten
letter from Uncle Bill to my mother. I thought if I stared at it long
enough I would be able to read…