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Love in Winter by Laura Craner

Friday, February 21st, 2014

Your expectations are brisk, Like December’s chill as it sneaks under the door. Your needs are persistent, Like a child’s breath on wintry windows, which Creeps and spreads like nighttime secrets: Whispered wishes freezing Molecules, and moments, into memories. Your words, like snowflakes in tree branches; Your thoughts, like snowdrifts, cloud my eyes: Encroaching, enfolding, […]

Koru Sonnets by Tyler Chadwick

Monday, February 17th, 2014

As nature beckons to the desolate machine by Steven L. Peck

Saturday, February 15th, 2014

Most Days, the Morning Sun’s a Blazing Smudge by Mark Penny

Friday, February 14th, 2014

Most days, the morning sun’s a blazing smudge Athwart the city’s searing opal dome, An egg dropped on an egg, the crack of dawn Sprawling against a shield that will not budge. But sometimes, when I stay up all the night To will my love of nature on the world, No screen of silken, dusty […]

Witching Hour by Bradley McIlwain

Monday, February 10th, 2014

at midnight bats dart through streams of moonlight glistening like gypsy moths above mountain tops and dangling dream catchers glimpsing visions of desire

Putting Up Peaches by Merrijane Rice

Friday, February 7th, 2014

Beside the garden wall where grapevines run, a peach tree stands, diseased and bent with age. Her blackened branches reach up to the sun in daily supplication for her wage. Each year, I think, must surely be her last, but faithfulness is undeterred by whims. So, not content to rest on harvests past, she bears […]

Serendipity by Merrijane Rice

Thursday, February 6th, 2014

The sunset splashes honey colors wide and floods the valley floor with golden light. It laps the mountains on the other side before it circles down the drain of night. Upon the dark blue dusk, the moon floats high, adrift within the last of twilight’s glow. Too early for the stars to fleck the sky, […]


Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

WIZ’s heart and LONNOL Month is officially open. We’ve received a few tokens of affection but are longing for more. Please search your files for poems, short fiction, short essays, mp3s of readings of your work or of other work that’s in public domain, your original artwork, etc. and send them winging our way. Along […]

And I Did Eat by Jonathon Penny

Monday, August 5th, 2013

The orchard offered fruit, And I did eat. The field imparted grain, And I did graze. The farm gave up the calf, And I consumed. Her mother furnished milk To quench my thirst. The market tendered goods Both fair and fine, Encumbrances unique To tempt my tongue And fill my eyes and ears With vague […]

Dandelions Deserve Better by April Salzano

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013

Dandelions Deserve Better than the title weeds. Christened with chemicals, spores fly on mouths of wishes, migrating over fields to land in full yellow bloom, until someone has a baby and its head pops off. ______________________________ April Salzano has published with WIZ before, thus far about Nature’s underdogs. For a bio, look here. Photo by […]