This publication of poetry by Stephanie Henson includes my review of her loving debut poetry book In the Right Lane also has a review by me. You can find the article on MasticadoresUSA. Mosaic Masterpiece You may think you are broken, but lovely things can be created from the pieces. Up, down, sideways, and in... Continue Reading →
I feel so privileged to review Archery in the UK, a forthcoming poetry collection from Ingrid Wilson and Nick Reeves. I invite you to read this post on MasticadoresUSA…. If you are you looking for a poetry collection that will put a huge smile on your face, this is the book for you. Ingrid Wilson... Continue Reading →
This highly anticipated anthology is ready to launch in late January 2023. I would like to share Gabriela Marie Milton’s post about the book and her preface. Clearly, this anthology is a major contribution to literature and society. Her revelation that childhood never really ends is profound. That time is linear is an illusion and... Continue Reading →
I wrote a review of Ken Gierke’s stunning debut poetry collection. You can find it at MasticadoresUSA. What immediately impresses the reader is the cover, which displays stones hewn into glass by water and time. Different shades of blue and green, … “Review of Glass Awash, by Ken Gierke” by Barbara Leonhard Divider Image: by GDJ on... Continue Reading →
Secret Gardens I feel that something is missing from most conversations I hear about spirituality today. How many times does one hear the … Secret Gardens – an essay by Caroline Kerjean Featured image: by KELLEPICS on Pixabay
My NewYear’s poem is up on MasticadoresUSA. Happy New Year, everyone! Fear cripples and blinds as 2022 wanes to a whimper of arthritic joints and failing eyesight. Is anyone else exhausted by nonsensical injury that … “A View Anew” by Barbara Leonhard
I have a new poem up at Spillwords today. You can find the link below, but first, some background. While sheltering from COVID exposure last winter, I was able to hear the neighbor children playing in the park after a new snowfall. From my study window, I could see them fashioning a sled run down... Continue Reading →
“Talk Smack to a Hurricane” by Lynne Jensen Lampe https://masticadoresusa.wordpress.com/2022/12/27/talk-smack-to-a-hurricane-by-lynne-jensen-lampe/ — Read on masticadoresusa.wordpress.com/2022/12/27/talk-smack-to-a-hurricane-by-lynne-jensen-lampe/
I would like to share my holiday greetings from my post on MasticadoresUSA. May your holiday season be joyous and and your new year be prosperous! Please read on for my thoughts and photos…..
This is the time of year when we celebrate many occasions. I would like to extend my warmest wishes to all of you as you gather for spiritual and emotional renewal, as you light candles, enjoy traditional foods, exchange gifts, and reconnect with family and friends to celebrate Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Christmas, and New Year’s. The Winter Solstice is also symbolic to many people.
What do these holidays have in common? Light. We light candles and decorate with lights. We’re enlightened with scripture, history, and family traditions. We’re brightened by gifts and goodies.
In winter, people sometimes feel introspective and even depressed. The days get shorter and darker. Truly some feel like they are hibernating in the shadows. The Solstice promises a shift in our light, and Christmas, hope in a rebirth with a new year and a new spring. Hanukkah and Kwanzaa teach that we can rise up against the…
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The summer’s remaining bounty, harvested for the season’s last soup. Though the sun is low, fruit grips the vine, and kale fights like a hardy … (Please read on ….) New Earth By barbara Leonhard Thank you, Juan Re Crivello, for publishing my poem today on Gobblers & Masticadores! Juan is the creator and Director... Continue Reading →