True Value

True Value by Ed Collins The questions asked so often that it feels as if I am in an echo chamber each time I hear them anew. What will it cost to protect the region’s natural areas? How much is too much? Which appraisal system is fairest? What would a developer offer...

To Love the World

TO LOVE THE WORLD by Mary Caskey Forget trying to understand physics. Forget becoming a theologian. You only need to drink up the blazing sunrise sweeping color across gray dawn, finger soft clumps of Siberian iris thats blossomed overnight, sharpen your gaze on the...

The Abduction of June

THE ABDUCTION OF JUNE by Carolyn Bailey I’ve decided to take the month of June. The rest of you can have July through May, but June is mine. June, when birdsong lilts the air and the weeds pull easily, when wind is a breath and wet grass is warm. You can parcel the...

Mosquitoes

MOSQUITOES by Sandra Fenton When the long fingered shadows curl, Ten thousand hunters in the tall grass Rise nearly in unison— As plentiful as the stars. Their hungry wings’ beating stirs Neither blade nor frond, But the whole field sighs, Giving up legion hearts....

Haiku for a Spring Day

HAIKU FOR A SPRING DAY by Carol J. Fox Birds huddle for warmth Snow swirls and clings to branches Spring sleeps in this year Phoebe sings phoebe Chorus of jonquils joins the air Life’s song starts anew Flowering plum tree Purple heart amid spring green Living together...
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