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Dianne Silvestri

What falls from pockets
might tell a touching story
or beget questions.

Dianne Silvestri lives near Boston in the house where she and her husband raised four children. She unwinds from her work as a physician by writing and reading poetry. Her poems have hung in exhibits at the Grace Chapel Art Gallery and will soon appear in Steam Ticket.

Summer Haiku
Jim Bainbridge

the Dow down again
darkening midsummer sky
the scarecrow trembles

muggy summer night
the fireflies pulse with light
distant clouds ignite

the Fourth of July
our dog hides under the porch
the blacktop shivers

Jim Bainbridge's haiku have appeared in Blithe Spirit, bottle rockets, Famous Reporter, frogpond, Haiku Canada Review, Haiku Pix, Haiku Presence, Magnapoets, Mariposa, paper wasp, and Whirligig. His poems in other styles have appeared in Poetry East, Quiddity, REAL, South Carolina Review, and many other journals. His first novel, Human Sister, was published in 2010.

Drought in Georgia
Sephone Zorro

The mockingbird's gone,
The magnolias are wilted.
Still no word from you.

Sephone Zorro is a literary ward of L. R. Baxter, a professor at the University of Florida.

Christina Murphy

canyons in amber
silence as sharp as the wind
summer skies on fire

Invincible Blue
Christina Murphy

invincible blue
resplendent shades of gold light
morning awakens

Christina Murphy lives and writes in a 100 year-old Arts and Crafts style house along the Ohio River. She continues to be amazed at how the Arts and Crafts movement—like the artist Piet Mondrian—found such artistic integrity in straight lines and simple forms. Her writing appears in a number of journals including, most recently, PANK, ABJECTIVE, and POOL: A Journal of Poetry.

Rose Kowaliw

I knew you before
Donít you remember we met
centuries ago?

Rose Kowaliw

Time is meaningless.
This life is not what it seems
There is only now.

Rose Kowaliw enjoys creating art and Haiku and lives in New Hampshire with her family. She spends summers at the ocean walking the beach at dawn searching for sea glass. "I love the sparse beauty of a Haiku like the tides that are drawn to the moon."

Lois Elaine Heckman

Hiking painted trails:
cicadasí syncopation
indicates the pace.

Lois Elaine Heckman

Nightís calm lullaby:
repetitious cricket chirps
lead us into sleep.

Lois Elaine Heckman grew up in Los Angeles, receiving a degree in Italian from UCLA. She has lived for many years as an expat in Milan, Italy, becoming a volunteer nurse and first aid instructor for the Italian Red Cross. Her works have appeared in Short, Fast, and Deadly, The Fib Review and, Shot Glass Journal, and will be forthcoming in Pemmican and Victorian Violet Press. She is the proud winner of the 2010 New England Shakespeare Festival Rubber Ducky Sonnet Contest.

Two Haiku
Jane Blanchard

confounded seagull
flying backwards in the gale
going nowhere fast

bats in the gable
squatters to be evicted
start the hairdryer

Jane Blanchard divides her time between Augusta and St. Simonís Island, Georgia. Her poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Arabesques Review, Blinking Cursor, Blue Unicorn, descant, James Dickey Review, Light, New Plains Review, Pearl, Pembroke Magazine, REAL, RiverSedge, Sandy River Review, Thema, Third Wednesday, Turtle Quarterly, Welter, and elsewhere.

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