Burr Oak Valley Visit

BURR OAK VALLEY VISIT by Don Miller The creek was dry on my last visit, but it crates a watery division through the Valley during this stay. The rocks once again look like a friend describes them, “green-haired elves wet with moisture in an enchanted land.” The series...

Absolute Reverence

ABSOLUTE REVERENCE by Lani Richardson As I stand in the towering Pine Cathedral I sense a higher power reaching out beyond infinity The wind as it dances through the boughs caresses the needles which tickle the bark infusing space into the sap, to keep the blood...

People of the Prairie

PEOPLE OF THE PRAIRIE Chelsea Peterson Young, old, and in-between, timid, clever, or bold, yet always wise, the prairie people cultivate life, collecting, counting, sorting, and spreading seed, planting, watering, and watching, often, pulling and killing, endlessly...

She Dreams

SHE DREAMS By Dorothy Bock In utter quietness she lies out there in the sprawling yard, nestled in the arms of giant fir trees circling her with a family of pin oak, elm, ash and choke cherry that hover on the edges of delicate whispering ferns. Sun flickers over her...

Poetry That Protects the Environment

POETRY THAT PROTECTS THE ENVIRONMENT by Christopher D. Sims Poems that are concerned about the birds, oil spills, environmental degradation, destruction of planet Earth. We need poems that care. Poems that cry silently When Exxon or Shell destroy life on shorelines or...
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