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Photo and a Poem: July 12, 2019

Photo and a Poem: July 12, 2019

July 12, 2019Photo by Dick Salmon Cloud WordsA Poem by Hilde Oleson I was lying in bed the way the doctor said I shouldOne can only sleep ¾ of the timeSo as I lay awake I semi-dreamed.A cloud of words came flying by,White fluffy clouds bearing the imprint of your...

Photo and a Poem: July 5, 2019

Photo and a Poem: July 5, 2019

July 5, 2019Photo by Susan Peskin Our FlagA Poem by Jim Cornell The flag stands limply onIts metal rod as theBreeze has stoppedIt will fly freely soonAs the wind is rarelyQuiescent for long on thisHigh bluff guarding the shoreMy father and unclesFought fiercely for...

Photo and a Poem: June 28, 2019

Photo and a Poem: June 28, 2019

June 28, 2019Photo by Jamie Demetriou A Poem by Jamie Demetriou She was in awe over the dunesShe sang of the beautyNature's song, her songSaved in a notebook in my mind, as not tolose a secondI heard what she saw, her silent poetryThe song of nature's healing, her...

Photo and a Poem: June 21, 2019

Photo and a Poem: June 21, 2019

June 21, 2019Photo by Rowan Wielblad To Conquer DarknessA Poem by Hilde Oleson When you are smallNight holds such fearsHidden in the dark are things you couldn’t dreamIn every shadow hides a roaring terror.The jungle of the world hides them in day,But when night...

Photo and a Poem: June 14, 2019

Photo and a Poem: June 14, 2019

June 14, 2019Photo by Clayton Nottleman AvalonA Poem by Melanie Black Whether it be high or low tideI go to the wetlands oftenand search the western horizonfor that blazing line of light. I am rapt in thought as the windwhips my hair into my face,burning tears flow...

Photo and a Poem: June 7, 2019

Photo and a Poem: June 7, 2019

June 7, 2019Photo by Amy Raff Come the Dawn: Reflections at Omaha BeachA Poem by Mark S. Peel To the few, memories of the pastoccur at the momentthat may be their last.Come the dawn. Blind denial and tension definethe time remainingto contemplate and resign.Come the...

Photo and a Poem: May 31, 2019

Photo and a Poem: May 31, 2019

May 31, 2019Photo by Barbara Klipper The Sea and the Skylark A Poem by Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844 - 1889) On ear and ear two noises too old to end     Trench—right, the tide that ramps against the shore;     With a flood or a fall,...

Photo and a Poem: May 24, 2019

Photo and a Poem: May 24, 2019

May 24, 2019Photo by Amy Raff I Walk This Path Alone Each DayA Poem by Jim Cornell I walk this path alone each dayIts twists and turns the same yet changedTwo forks are set before me on this pathI take the left one every timeNot because of politics nor to make...

Photo and a Poem: May 17, 2019

Photo and a Poem: May 17, 2019

May 17, 2019Photo by Justin Freed PEACE IS...NOT...A Poem by Jack Wells-Benson Peace is hugs...not guns Peace is the sparkle of candles on your birthday cake... not the spark of explosive weapons Peace is the aroma of a Sunday dinner... not the smell of toxic...

Photo and a Poem: May 10, 2019

Photo and a Poem: May 10, 2019

May 10, 2019Photo by Krasimira Banova My Country and IA Poem by Hilde Oleson My country and I are both sick.Not long ago we were both at the top of our game,Respected, even loved, working hardTo make the world a better place.A scourge swept in silently.Just quietly...

Photo and a Poem: May 3, 2019

Photo and a Poem: May 3, 2019

May 3, 2019Photo by Melanie Black Peepers Spring Serenade A Poem by Jan Kelly The full fog – the passage of a weekGiving the growth of many more peepersThe fog having the barometric pressure,Silencing the distracting sounds of the dayAnd, as the evening darkens,...

Photo and a Poem: April 26, 2019

Photo and a Poem: April 26, 2019

April 26, 2019Photo by Amy Raff Two MomsA Poem by Sydney Cropper Two moms was once unheard of the same gender shouldn't be together for eternity I was born into a loving family but the world didn't see They saw two people who shouldn't be Schoolmates made jokes that...

Photo and a Poem: April 19, 2019

Photo and a Poem: April 19, 2019

April 19, 2019Photo by Stephen Borkowski Spring ProofA Poem by Hilde Oleson Do not be sad, my friendsFor spring will come.I saw the living proof.On a corner where the sidewalk endsThe tiniest crocus pushed through.It stood there hesitantly, shiveringIn the cold March...

Photo and a Poem: April 12, 2019

Photo and a Poem: April 12, 2019

April 12, 2019Photo by Jamie Demetriou A Poem by Jamie Demetriou Stillness is the color painted by the unseen handSilence is the poem whispered in the windAs above so belowThe artist in the mindThe lover in my soul.   To submit a photo or poem, email Assistant Library...

Photo and a Poem: April 5, 2019

Photo and a Poem: April 5, 2019

April 5, 2019Photo by Debbie Jones-Norberto AriesA Poem by Jack Wesdorp From a dump far out of reach,galump galump galump screech,then a voice on a bullhorn,sardonic and full of scorn,“Royalty sucks rotten eggswhile the common hungry begs.Are there any jobs to do,eggs...