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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Poetry by Ronnie Robertson

Posted by on Dec 6, 2013 in Poetry, Ronnie Robertson | No Comments

Within his heart his soul so deep She had lost herself, alone to weep For he had left her here, in a cold so vast She could not find her way, no spells could she cast Her cloak blows in silence, through winter mist As she feels still, the lips she had kissed She is […]

Poetry by Michael Simon

Posted by on Dec 6, 2013 in Michael Simon, Photography, Poetry | No Comments

Winter Leaves are memories Trees, unmoved, don’t care ….. ….. Winter Memories leave, displaced Trees are unmoved

Poetry by Jennie Maynard Tilton

Posted by on Dec 6, 2013 in Jennie Maynard Tilton, Poetry | No Comments

A Winter of Grief Grief happens in a myriad of different ways. Some days it comes like falling winter’s snow, Going on and on, it seems that Tears are all you will ever know. And then, it comes like a blizzard, With its harshness, burying you; Leaving you trying to make sense of everything you […]

The Snow Man by Wallace Stevens

Posted by on Dec 5, 2013 in Michael Simon, Poetry, Shared Inspirations | No Comments

  The Snow Man One must have a mind of winter To regard the frost and the boughs Of the pine-trees crusted with snow; And have been cold a long time To behold the junipers shagged with ice, The spruces rough in the distant glitter Of the January sun; and not to think Of any […]

A Season in Hell by Arthur Rimbaud

translated by Bertrand Mathieu A while back, if I remember right, my life was one long party where all hearts were open wide, where all wines kept flowing. One night, I sat Beauty down on my lap.—And I found her galling.—And I roughed her up. I armed myself against justice. I ran away. O witches, […]

Poetry by Victor Morgado

Posted by on Dec 3, 2013 in Photography, Poetry, Prose, Victor Morgado | No Comments

Journey towards Winter During the after math of the great massacre by Yantuno, great grand father of the first emperor of the civilization known today as the Mayans, a group of survivors gathered their strength and headed North following the stars. The leader of the group, a tall long hair warrior known as Wantani, son […]

Winter in The Heart by Leigh Charles

Posted by on Dec 2, 2013 in Leigh Charles, Poetry | No Comments

The blizzards of change are coming Bees and sounds of life have stopped humming Ice swirls its dance spiraling downward Teasingly touching faces Before melting away Just like the heart Melting away Rain splatters down on the pavement Making surface things slippery Just like the heart Rain splatters down panes of glass Running rivulets Like […]

Haiku and Photography by Elayne A. Russell

Posted by on Dec 2, 2013 in Elayne A. Russell, Haiku, Photography, Poetry | No Comments

deep in the wild wood where hearts and souls dare fly free I find peace within  

Poetry by Michael Simon

Posted by on Dec 1, 2013 in Drawings, Kimm Kiriako, Michael Simon, Poetry | No Comments

winter (n.) Old English, “fourth season of the year,” from Proto-Germanic *wentruz (cf. Old Frisian, Dutch winter, Old Saxon, Old High German wintar, German winter, Danish and Swedish vinter, Gothic wintrus, Old Norse vetr “winter”), possibly from PIE *wed-/*wod-/*ud- “wet” (see water), or from *wind- “white” (cf. Celtic vindo- “white”). The Anglo-Saxons counted years in […]

Haiku and Photography by Elayne A. Russell

Posted by on Nov 29, 2013 in Elayne A. Russell, Haiku, Photography, Poetry | No Comments

winter snows have come dusting the edges of each and every branch  

Haiku and Photography by Elayne A. Russell

Posted by on Nov 28, 2013 in Elayne A. Russell, Haiku, Photography, Poetry | No Comments

thoughts of days gone by flying through old stone windows rising to new heights  

Love After Love by Derek Walcott

Posted by on Nov 5, 2013 in Meredith Kay, Poetry, Shared Inspirations | No Comments

Love After Love The time will come when, with elation, you will greet yourself arriving at your own door, in your own mirror, and each will smile at the other’s welcome and say, sit here. Eat. You will love again the stranger who was your self. Give wine. Give bread. Give back your heart to […]

A Winter Eden by Robert Frost

Posted by on Oct 28, 2013 in David Hess, Poetry, Shared Inspirations | No Comments

A Winter Eden A winter garden in an alder swamp, Where conies now come out to sun and romp, As near a paradise as it can be And not melt snow or start a dormant tree. It lifts existence on a plane of snow One level higher than the earth below, One level nearer heaven […]

For/From Lew by Gary Snyder

Posted by on Oct 24, 2013 in Kyrie Amos, Poetry, Shared Inspirations, Video | 2 Comments

“Lew Welch just turned up one day, live as you and me. “Damn, Lew” I said, “you didn’t shoot yourself after all.” “Yes I did” he said, and even then I felt the tingling down my back. “Yes you did, too” I said—”I can feel it now.” “Yeah” he said, “There’s a basic fear between […]