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Blossom/Yellow

Robin E Brooks

Poem

 

In the spring of 2020 I took a creative writing workshop with the poet Stuart Kestenbaum on Zoom. My poem Blossom/Yellow was inspired by one of Stu's writing prompts. Yellow has always been a challenging color on my palette. And I love to garden. I hope you enjoy this meditation on yellow. Robin Brooks, June 28, 2021, revised July 3, 2021, second revision January 14, 2022, third revision April 12, 2022.

The Circle Unbroken

Winifred D Ratz

Poem

 

This poem expresses how I feel about our true reality which I believe is Spirit; unlimited, boundless, eternal, and joyous.

How to do the Laundry

Robin E Brooks

Poem

 

I wrote this poem during an online creative writing workshop with Stuart Kestenbaum through the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts. The writing prompt was to compose a "How to..." poem.

Dividing the Yarrow

Robin E Brooks

Poem

 

This poem was begun during a June 2020 creative writing workshop with Stuart Kestenbaum offered by the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts. Our prompt was to compose a poem inspired by another poet. My choice was "Turning the Begonia" by Rhina P. Espaillat. Enjoy!

Could It Be This Way?

Winifred D Ratz

Poem

 

My poems are an aspect of soul, spirit in expression. They come from a place of joy and pain and complement my artwork.

Into the Forest, Beyond the Trees

Sharon Eley

12 x 12, Mixed media

 

Playing angel music from the beginning of my piece to the end helps me to create the feelings I have as I draw or lay each piece of paper or image down into multiple layers on my canvas until it feels finished. The poem was written to represent the piece created.

Enchanted Forest

Sharon Eley

18 x 18, Mixed media on canvas

 

This art piece was a mixture of trees printed on tissue, pen and ink, and torn images of painted papers. I wanted to create something ethereal and put me in touch with nature. I think this piece did it for me.

Awe

Janet Ruffin

Poem

 

Janet has poems published in Enchantment of the Ordinary, Mutabalis Press, Time Slice: Houston Poetry, Mutabalis Press, Suddenly IV, (Prose, Poetry and Sudden Fiction, Anthology of Texas Writers, Stone River Press to name a few. She also has completed a manuscript of 50 poems dealing with her work with children with cancer.

Songs of Praise II

Sharon Eley

12 x 12, Fabric

 

I enjoyed creating this piece and coordinating the fabric that spoke to me. I wanted to include birds and develop a piece of art that expressed the happiness birds bring us in the early spring and summer, from dawn to sunset. What wonderful creatures who bring joy to those of us who listen to their songs.

At the Heart

Sharon Eley

16 x 20, Mixed media

 

This image developed while I was experimenting with poured paint from a pipette onto tissue paper. I allowed it to spread and create its own image. When dry it reminded me of a heart, yet still beating. A woman purchased it who had just lost her husband because it spoke to her as it did me.

Dawn of a New Day

Sharon Eley

11 x 14, Acrylic

 

Birds are often in my paintings. This painting led me to paint birds at dawn of a new day and inspired this poem as the painting was completed. What you can't see behind the inset is an angel kneeling at a stone as the sun rises.

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