welcome to the first issue of december! this months resident artist is Paula Dawn Lietz. if you enjoy the art showcased in this issue, please pay a visit to Paula’s website (http://www.pdlietzphotography.com).
thanks to everyone for turning up week after week, readers & contributors alike, you make this a beautiful place!
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with love & kindness,
founder / editor
skipping stones my heartbeat emerges from the lake
Matthew Moffett lives in Mount Pleasant, Michigan, with his wife and two kids. He thanks you for reading his poems!
in the way of wild daisies
sipping nectar eye to eye
we toast—arms intertwined
Marilyn Fleming was born and raised on a farm in Wisconsin. She has a special interest in oriental forms of poetry.
hands outstretched to a moon half full
the part of you
that never leaves
Julie Warther (@JulieWarther) serves as Midwest Regional Coordinator for the Haiku Society of America. (www.hsa-haiku.org) Her most recent venture involves the installation of 30 haiku stones as part of the Holmes County Open Air Art Museum in Millersburg, Ohio. (http://www.innathoneyrun.com/successful-grand-opening-ceremony/)
in the pub
Robyn Cairns is a Melbourne poet who has a passion for the environment and is constantly inspired to write about the beauty of nature and also her local industrial landscape. She can be found on twitter at @robbiepoet where she shares her poetry and photography.
a friend from the old neighborhood —
I call it “the old country” —
reminds me of what it was like, our childhoods
living under the same roof with dozens of other families
each behind its own apartment door
the connecting walls so thin
you’d hear a stranger sneeze
how safe it felt
the collective inhale/exhale
the way we avoided eye contact in the elevator
Zee Zahava lives in Ithaca, New York. She edits brass bell, an online haiku journal.
in the space
between the words
you and me
thirteen days I haven’t noticed a crow
Mike Andrelczyk is currently living in Strasburg, Pa. Also lived in Los Angeles, Ca. and Lewes, De. He likes writing haiku about the ocean, potatoes, moons, plants – mostly little things except the ocean which is huge, and the moon which looks little but isn’t.
the art is this issue was brought to you by Paula Dawn Lietz —
an accomplished published poet. She is as well a multi-genre artist and photographer specializing in digital media. Lietz has garnered an impressive range of credits working with various publishers and authors, and revels in the creative energy generated within the artistic and literary community…
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