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Delores Ekberg and Doug Pugh

Delores Ekberg and Doug Pugh

 

Delores Ekberg and Doug Pugh

Delores Ekberg and Doug Pugh

High plains drifter Face to face on a high col nothing here except space, wind whipped grasses I could see in his eyes my reflection until he stamped, snorted for attention a whinny that said look again drowning beyond my narcissism plunging to his depths i fell into the thunder beneath blue skies a remuda charging breathless over sweeping ranges a bond between hooves and mountain the lariat dropped from my hands this was not a horse to rope, to bind this was the spirit of us all a parting snicker flash of tossed mane the ring of hooves on stone and the whip of care free tail left me with a fleeting second a touch a lurch a moment in my heart where i was truly wild and was the better for it ©DP Jan MMX

 

Dani Harris and Meghan E. Hunt

Dani Harris and Meghan E. Hunt

Meghan Hunt dismal Inspiration       lost in the mist by Dani Harris Response lost in the mist i cannot see which way to go. the silence echoes in my mind so loudly i can’t think. time …

 

Lisa Marie Basile
and Nick Winkworth

Lisa Marie Basile
and Nick Winkworth

Origins By Nick Winkworth Inspiration Piece Sky Burial By Lisa Marie Basile Response This was day three, Sunday, August. The soft steam of earth rises quietly over the water. He sees …

 

Amy Souza and Lené Gary

Amy Souza and Lené Gary

Lené Gary Inspiration piece Dead of winter By Amy Souza Response when neighbors complain of the cold I join in to fit in not wanting to admit that I like how my body defrosts upon stepping inside after a long walk the tingle as …

 

Amy Souza and
Amy Ludwig VanDerwater

Amy Souza and
Amy Ludwig VanDerwater

Amy Souza Acrylic, collage, and wax oil pastel on canvas Response Everynight Everywhere By Amy Ludwig VanDerwater Inspiration piece We share this pocketwatch moon hanging from a chain of stars. We are children of Africa Asia South …

 

Lauren Flax and Donna Gagnon

Lauren Flax and Donna Gagnon

Lauren Flax Hush … I see a ghostbird Donna Gagnon (response piece) he liked to strike, leaving handprints on my face harsh outlines of hatred under that handsome face uncertainty shook his unbreakable belief …

 

Bridget Fahey O’Brienand Annmarie Lockhart

Bridget Fahey O’Brienand Annmarie Lockhart

Bridget Fahey O’Brien Getty’s Top Hat and My Fake Flower Response Annmarie Lockhart Moonlight Dance, After the Wedding Inspiration Piece . green eyes, sea green see every thing eyes some times blue . blue-black, deep dark …

 

Annmarie Lockhart andBridget Fahey O’Brien

Annmarie Lockhart andBridget Fahey O’Brien

Bridget Fahey O’Brien The Magical Place Inspiration Piece Annmarie Lockhart Second Honeymoon Response . Alright, hold on. No peeking. I want it to be a surprise. You’re going to love it baby. Hold …

 

Bonnie Lebesch and Cat Ross

Bonnie Lebesch and Cat Ross

Bonnie Lebesch, “Ed McMahon Said ‘Yes,’ But I Said No”, acrylic on panel

 

Janet Yandik and Phyllis Weissman

Janet Yandik and Phyllis Weissman

Moondust Janet Yandik Response Equinox Phyllis Weissman Inspiration Piece In a far off planet called Equinox, Yvette Autumnal Silver Moon quickly dressed in her beautiful attire.  Her ‘Warrior’ husband Adam would …

 

Janet Yandik and Phyllis Weissman

Janet Yandik and Phyllis Weissman

  Carousel Inspiration piece Dreams Do Come True! Phyllis Weissman Response  Drea Carnes woke up terrified, her heart pounding out of her chest, her body drenched in sweat, her blond …

 

Amy Ludwig VanDerwater
and Amy Souza

Amy Ludwig VanDerwater
and Amy Souza

Dahlia, San Francisco Amy Souza Inspiration Piece City Dahlias Amy Ludwig VanDerwater Response I walk along the sidewalk staring sideways at a railing spotting dahlias by the dozen darting out through every …

 

Sylvia Light and Lené Gary

Sylvia Light and Lené Gary

Lené Gary Inspiration piece Getting right with the seasons By Sylvia Light Response Who doesn’t love California’s sunny climate? Hundreds of thousands of people move to California expressly for the …

 

Amy Alley and Jane Hulstrunk

Amy Alley and Jane Hulstrunk

Jane Hulstrunk, photographer Poem created in response to art: Children Amy L. Alley  www.panpanstudios.com Children will drift away suddenly like seedlings lost to a gust of wind. We will try to hold on We will …

 

Brian Eugenio Herrera and M.G. Switalski

Brian Eugenio Herrera and M.G. Switalski

Brian Eugenio Herrera They …

 

Amy Alley and
KJ Hannah Greenberg

Amy Alley and
KJ Hannah Greenberg

Amy L. Alley Methods Response Accessing Social Desperation: Here, We Bloom* By KJ Hannah Greenberg Inspiration piece A rose reaches, buds, blooms, dries. Anhingas, too, hatch, grow, fledge. Still, as concerns …

 

Sindee Ernst and Joanna Lee

Sindee Ernst and Joanna Lee

Joanna Lee Intranquil Inspiration Memories of Water by Sindee Ernst Response Splash.  Andrea stands at the edge of the diving board, hovering high above me.  Her arms form a point over …

 

Helen Whittaker and Quentin Paquette

Helen Whittaker and Quentin Paquette

Helen Whittaker — Tap and Soap Inspiration piece Quentin Paquette — At The Basin Response piece The overhead light hesitates a few seconds before finally lighting.  Even then, it …

 

lori B (Bloustein) and Frank Gibson

lori B (Bloustein) and Frank Gibson

Frank Gibson inspiration piece lori B (Bloustein) response I it begins with a crazy almost – a tenuous testing from above, from below, the inside, the outside. then a sudden unanimity produces the …

 

Hildie S. Block and
Brian MacDonald

Hildie S. Block and
Brian MacDonald

Brian MacDonald Inspiration Piece Strength of 102 By Hildie S. Block Response “To Nana!” Gabby took a passionate lick at her ice cream.  We had left the dorm after Gabby …

 

Brian Eugenio Herrera
and M.G. Switalski

Brian Eugenio Herrera
and M.G. Switalski

Brian Eugenio Herrera Thumbnail Perspective (Colcha Embroidery) Response M.G. Switalski Landlocked Inspiration I wish you could take me to the ocean. Her head is on my lap, my fingers knotting up her …

 

BR Belletryst and Tom Lewis

BR Belletryst and Tom Lewis

BR Belletryst Eidola Response Untitled By Tom Lewis Inspiration piece Crème anglaise. Crime Against humanity deepens The soul’s Black Arts. So White as dairy dessert. Or fondant. Fond to think We …

 

BR Belletryst and Jozelle Dyer

BR Belletryst and Jozelle Dyer

BR Belletryst Strays Response Lena (coda). By Jozelle Dyer Inspiration piece Lena wanted a baby.  It was a problem.  Heather didn’t want children and—more—she didn’t understand Lena’s desperate desire to have …

 

BR Belletryst and Urmilla Khanna

BR Belletryst and Urmilla Khanna

BR Belletryst Offering Response Tropical Memories By Urmilla Khanna Inspiration piece The ten-month-old infant had become very agile. He could crawl across the room and go rolling off the steps before …