I love you but I can't see you right now,"Hear me", I cry,Your answer echoes my name, softly, "I am here.",Floating, wistfully, through tainted air,The droplets of plague kept at a distance, only by distance.A bottomless moat between us widens,Like a sea wall against the waves,I cry raindrops in a city cordoned like a stone … Continue reading Alone by Annette Pisano-Higley
Like the jigsaw puzzle that lay in a thousand pieces on my dining room table, the corona virus turned our lives into a jumble of sharp edges, disjointed bits and oddly shaped pieces. It was the best of times. The natural world took a deep breath for the first time in centuries. People on pause … Continue reading I love you, Aunt Ellen, but I can’t see you right now… by Judyann Grant
My front door opens to the east.My back door opens to the north.Patio doors open south. Onlywindows look west. This morning’ssun rises bright in the eastern sky,but dark clouds come from the westto eat it up. Another train moansa low whistle along its southerntrack, saying, “Somebody’s goingsomewhere.” But it isn’t me. I wait.Sitting in the … Continue reading Directional by Ruth Ann Dandrea
One moment, earthshinepure white rain from soundless skysparrow eyes shining North facing windowwe open and then leave openrain dripping off eaves Porch screen undulateslike shadows of heron wingsseeking their shelter Cool wind off the lakespring slips in through blue shadowsred buds sing to joy This morning, no newsonly wind chimes, eggs sizzlingred pepper and thyme … Continue reading April Haiku by Susan Jefts
How do you know someone loves you, even if they don't say it? What does it feel/taste/sound like? Write 250 words about it.
If you had to escort a visitor from outer space for a 30-minute tour of your community, where would you begin and end?
Persuade a friend to give up the drugs they may or may not be taking.
Marilyn McCabe returns to lead this popular workshop, this time with a focus on artist Rockwell Kent. Participants will be guided through a series of writing and editing exercises inspired by Rockwell Kent: Prints from the Ralf C. Nemec Collection and Paintings from North Country Collections. Perfect for all experience levels and art enthusiasts interested in writing … Continue reading Writing Workshop: Seeing with Words