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Archive for the 'Poetry' Category

Pillow Talk at 18 Years by Jonathon Penny

Friday, February 28th, 2014

Tell me, she whispered, when the kids were down And the dark of day had drifted over like a welcome shroud, What is your love?

Look with Wonder on the World by Jonathon Penny

Friday, February 28th, 2014

Look with wonder on the world And on the walkers in the world Familiar and strange as if on God, For gods they are, unknowing.

Dreamhome by Jonathon Penny

Friday, February 28th, 2014

I wish I had a home— No, not my own— A place I’d shared with others All the summers of my life Or all the winters. But, as it stands, the candidates Are fallen into disrepair (False friends!), or usurped by Some false, pretending owner (Who would, her eyes askance, Refuse me ingress or relief), […]

from The Sensuous Garden by Judith Curtis

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

                                                                                    __________________________________________________________________________________________________ In addition to writing poetry, directing memoir groups, and writing stories for […]

Father-Daughter Dance by Patricia Karamesines

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

(For Clinton F. Larson) How long did I look in that face, admit that voice? He left his door unlocked to me, kept ice cream money in a drawer. He fit his office to my urchin company. Those years I spent his foundling, each day waking, I toyed on his baroque and spiraled stair. “Look, […]

Valentine Haiku Chain by Patricia K.

Thursday, February 13th, 2014

As part of Wilderness Interface Zone’s Love of Nature Nature of Love Month, we thought it would be fun to run a Valentine haiku chain. This is a just for fun song and dance event for many voices and dancing levels. A haiku is a classical Japanese poetical form, usually 17 syllables all in a […]

The Trees in River Country by Sarah Dunster

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014

The trees in river country know the wind, and how to bend  in winter blasts. They hold snow and take the water. They change color— as the leaves of maples turn, so too a sister to her brother. There are deep roots in a certain field, grown up on our name past—fed by ashes of […]

Spooky by Sarah Dunster

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014

You watched her pass, the woman you were with while you learned Poetry. Black hair—she smiled with such grey eyes— you watched  her pass without goodbyes, and these hills blind me, golden; fierce with bristling grass, smoking in the sun: a cloud kicked up, an offering to sanctify our suffering. She lay down for a […]

LONNOL Events

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 […]

2014 LONNOL Month begins on WIZ

Sunday, February 2nd, 2014

It’s another LONNOL Month, WIZ’s traditional month-long celebration of love and the natural world. We’re issuing an open call for nature-themed, love-laced writing and visual arts: original poetry, essays, blocks of fiction, art, music (mp3s), videos or other media that address the subject of love while referencing nature, even if lightly. By the same token, […]