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Archive for the 'Nature literature' Category

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 […]


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 […]

Field Notes #13 : Spider in the hand of a goodly snow

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

Polar fleece. One of the best.  Inventions. Ever. My admiration for this virtuous fabric prompted me to do a bit of research on it. On Wikipedia, I came across this: “Aaron Feuerstein [inventor] intentionally declined to patent polar fleece, allowing the material to be produced cheaply and widely by many vendors, leading to the material’s […]

Small Garden by Sally Cook

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013

  Milkweed has risen up, alive and green And shines in glow of red ball sunset’s rays. Plump peaches hang from slender branches, seen Against a patterned, darkened lily bed, Maroon against bright emerald on the edge. Wedging, straw flowers, purple, push on through Amid a cloud of lemon primrose hedge.   A floating border […]

An Interlude by Sally Cook

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

                                              He was the stream and she the underbrush, The rain that fell upon his upturned face. She was the shadowed glade in evening’s hush That, blotting out the sun, absorbed its grace. […]