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SharonWalling's picture
Oct.14.2010
It appears that romance clads the hills of Kampala.  Tiny lights from small houses diamond-stud the darkness until it looks like any other city in America. I would like to gather all them all and cast them into the sky by my house in Masindi.  But perhaps the lack of lighted hills will enhance the...
barbara-audet's picture
Jun.15.2010
The grass was cut. The sun was punching the clock. And I was waiting for the last load of laundry to finish to hang it on the line. Here in Upstate New York at the border of the Arnot Forest, no one minds the occasion of fluttering clothes. I was soon done with that chore and I dropped onto the old...
rebbecca-hill's picture
Apr.10.2010
My calmest time is in the shower, where thoughts seem to float in and out at a pace that I cannot keep up with. I have often wondered if there is a tape recording device that is water proof, and how fun it would be to speak aloud what whimsy comes about. But then—if I tried to catch the wings with...
farzana-versey's picture
Mar.24.2010
mouth open to the moon crater ice pure as vice greeted me with crescent smile a comet arrived to lay claims on the wet lunar plains I was left to drink off the dirt pond in the murky icicles crystals shone I balled them in my fist and saw a future in stone the winds were strong I...
peggy-landsman's picture
Dec.30.2009
What I want is to get time to stop—I'm not the first and I won't be the last. There's a little boat—a ketch or a yawl?I always confuse them..., But it sails.It sails underneath two clouds drifting by. The Sun and Moon are not twosides of the same coin, but Every day and every night I swearto myself...
farzana-versey's picture
Dec.30.2009
Now I know what once in a blue moon means. On the eve of 2010, if you look up at the sky you might find a moon that appears blue. Of the 12 full moons very year, once between two and three years we get this extra one. Where does it get its colour from? Scientists say it is due to smoke from fire or...
farzana-versey's picture
Dec.26.2009
Does the sun look bald? I would not know what a hairy sun might look like, or a sun with company, or a sun with a home among the clouds where it could find a few moments of peace. I cropped away most of the sky, the trees in the foreground, everything that lent atmosphere. I took away everything...
elizabeth-rosner's picture
Dec.09.2009
      Naked branches scratch against a window. Wet boots line up by the door.   Beneath draped shawls, mourners chant-- like old hypnotists reading each other's minds.   Winter harmonies and snowdrifts obscure the moon.   Bluebirds fly among the secrets of the...
jon-deisher's picture
Dec.09.2009
Alaskan Solstice Moon By Jon Deisher          In December’s dark, the frigid air weaves tapestries of hoary frost everywhere. It is music for the eyes of Northerners. Like a Bernstein Adagio, the insulated, deep snow silence brings us visual harmony and inner calm. Southern warmlanders may not know...
andrew-q-lam's picture
Nov.13.2009
The universe is suddenly very wet. With the discovery of water on Mars and now on our nearest heavenly body, the moon, it seems that what was once impossible has become very possible: life elsewhere. We know that Earth is constantly bombarded by meteors when we look up into the night sky and spot...