Haiku and Photography by Elayne A. Russell

Posted by on Dec 31, 2013 in Elayne A. Russell, Haiku, Photography | One Comment

one last wish goodbye one final midnight hurrah just for auld lang syne

The Kingdom of Boredom

Posted by on Dec 27, 2013 in Michael Simon, Shared Inspirations | One Comment

“Life, friends, is boring.” – Henry [John Berryman’s The Dreamsongs] The fairy tale always ends with the achievement of kingdom, just as Christmas stories end at Christmas, at the height of joy. What comes after, when we’ve gotten what we’ve sought, is a story we abhor, as we know what we have we can’t keep […]

Haiku and Photography by Elyane

Posted by on Dec 26, 2013 in Elayne A. Russell, Haiku, Photography | One Comment

sparkling in the sun gorgeous lace frozen in time visual poetry

Essay by Victor Morgado

Posted by on Dec 25, 2013 in Essay, Victor Morgado | One Comment

Free Spirit Holidays I understand well how Jean Michel Basquiat felt on that Christmas Eve in the house of his art dealer in Zurich. The art dealer and his family were shock to realized that Jean Michel would rather stay in his room listening to music and writing on such holiday. Not many people would […]

Photography by David Hess

Posted by on Dec 24, 2013 in David Hess, Photography | 2 Comments

Even in Winter life goes on. — at Pekin Hospital.

Painting by Ronnie Robertson

Posted by on Dec 23, 2013 in Painting, Ronnie Robertson | One Comment

Winter Carousel

Acrylic Painting by Farshad Sanaee

Posted by on Dec 23, 2013 in Farshad Sanaee, Painting | One Comment

Sigh, Acrylic on board 51×76 cm By Farshad Sanaee The Apple

Short Story by Leigh Charles

Posted by on Dec 22, 2013 in Leigh Charles, Short Story | 2 Comments

Fragments of Winter The scruffy little boy knocked timidly upon the blue painted door. His knuckles hurt against the cold. Still, he rapped again. He shuffled his feet in the snow beneath and began to flap his arms against himself in a vain effort to promote warmth upon his frail little body. The waiting seemed […]

Haiku and Photography by Michael Simon

Posted by on Dec 22, 2013 in Haiku, Michael Simon, Photography | One Comment

Cherry tree Snow floor, tinseled branch Red light shivers

Haiku and Poetry by Elayne A. Russel

Posted by on Dec 22, 2013 in Elayne A. Russell, Haiku, Photography | No Comments

discolored with age these resplendent old barn boards are magic at dusk

Poetry by Michael Simon

Posted by on Dec 22, 2013 in Michael Simon, Poetry | No Comments

Holiday Cur Sings Ambition has no season. Nor does blessing or curse, two presents we long for and fight against in any season. I have been given a bone with a bow. I carry it into my dark kennel, gnawing away with purpose, with passion. I will not savor it. I will not be sated. […]

Haiku and Poetry by Elayne A. Russel

Posted by on Dec 19, 2013 in Elayne A. Russell, Haiku, Photography | No Comments

white snow on pine boughs red ribbon waving hello happy holidays

Haiku and Poetry by Elayne A. Russel

Posted by on Dec 17, 2013 in Elayne A. Russell, Haiku, Photography | No Comments

mountain sustenance thawing in this mid-winter and flowing down-hill

Photography by David Hess

Posted by on Dec 15, 2013 in David Hess, Photo Essay | No Comments

Let it snow!

Winterlong by the Pixies

“I waited for you, Winterlong You seem to be where I belong. It’s all illusion anyway.” – Neil Young

Haiku and Poetry by Elayne A. Russel

Posted by on Dec 12, 2013 in Elayne A. Russell, Haiku, Photography | No Comments

quiet winter day watching the icicles melt to serve thirsty birds

After Great Pain, A Formal Feeling Comes by Emily Dickinson

After great pain a formal feeling comes– The nerves sit ceremonious like tombs; The stiff Heart questions–was it He that bore? And yesterday–or centuries before? The feet, mechanical, go round A wooden way Of ground, or air, or ought, Regardless grown, A quartz contentment, like a stone. This is the hour of lead Remembered if […]

Haiku and Photography by Elayne

Posted by on Dec 12, 2013 in Elayne A. Russell, Haiku, Photography | No Comments

where are you going little one, oh lonely one in this bleak winter

Poetry by Paul Iannucilli

Posted by on Dec 10, 2013 in Paul Iannucilli, Poetry | No Comments

Snowfall There is something to be said About snow gathered on branches When the cold quietly creeps inside And the world around you is frozen The way that it catches sunlight The old and weary shall sit inside Around their hearths and tables And tell the stories of spring And remember how the hawks glided […]

Haiku and Photography by Elayne A. Russel

Posted by on Dec 9, 2013 in Elayne A. Russell, Haiku, Photography | No Comments

lightly on snowdrifts footprints of carefree dancing into the forest  

Haiku and Photography by Elayne A. Russell

Posted by on Dec 8, 2013 in Elayne A. Russell, Haiku, Photography | No Comments

one fine winter’s morn while the sun peeked through the trees I heard you singing

Haiku and Photography by Elayne A. Russell

Posted by on Dec 8, 2013 in Elayne A. Russell, Haiku, Photography | No Comments

autumn’s finery frozen for a season; just waiting to thaw out    

Photo Essay by David Hess

Posted by on Dec 8, 2013 in David Hess, Photo Essay | No Comments

Now this is Winter!