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Monthly Archives: November 2010

Michelle Wallace and Jewel Davis

Michelle Wallace and Jewel Davis

Michelle Wallace Hold Onto Hope Response Piece The Italian Brownies By Jewel Beth Davis Inspiration Piece Providence 1974 It is autumn and camp is over. I am back in Providence preparing to …

 

Gwynne Mason and
Marla Deschenes

Gwynne Mason and
Marla Deschenes

Gwynne Mason Anica Response October By Marla Deschenes Inspiration piece October closes its sweatered arms around me The crunch of falling leaves greet both my feet And my constant companion’s Though his feet …

 

Paula Lantz and Rebecca Harris

Paula Lantz and Rebecca Harris

Red Rumor by Paula Lantz (Piece is acrylic, comprised of two canvasses, for a total of 28 x 44) . . Baby Dishes by Rebecca Harris . pin prick of winter rain rounds …

 

Rebecca Harris and Paula Lantz

Rebecca Harris and Paula Lantz

untitled (For F.S Moskowitz) she doesn’t tell us “slow-ly” no adverb wielding Philistine she prose enunciated with practiced languid ease she describes heartache down to the follicle Some slow pull of …

 

R. Dennis Hayes and Adam Cornford

R. Dennis Hayes and Adam Cornford

Windham Chill By R. Dennis Hayes Response to Spring (1868-1873) J.-F. Millet A grassy track recedes between small plots with apple trees tipping their blossom over rows of cabbages or fallow …

 

Greg Lippert and Robert Haydon Jones

Greg Lippert and Robert Haydon Jones

Greg Lippert First Drink Inspiration Piece The Woodchuck’s Sleep Coming On By Robert Haydon Jones Response You probably know my younger brother. For nearly forty years, he was a famous television …

 

Dale Leffler and Delores Jerry Eckberg

Dale Leffler and Delores Jerry Eckberg

  Mason View response by: Delores Jerry Eckberg Let me in SPARK10 Response words: Dale Leffler Let me in I’m sorry I didn’t answer the door I’m sorry I didn’t let …

 

Val Bonney and Lisa Leibow

Val Bonney and Lisa Leibow

Nowruz Val Bonney Response PERSIAN NEW YEAR by Lisa Leibow Inspiration piece Spring was coming the next morning at seven o’clock. Sanaz felt so ready for it. More than ever, she was …

 

Lisa Pimental and Susan Gordon

Lisa Pimental and Susan Gordon

Lisa Pimental Response The Love of Two Daughters by Susan Gordon Inspiration piece I. Dance The girl loved to dance. That is the hard-bottomed truth. No matter the unrelenting back pain, …

 

Dennis Hayes and
Adam Cornford

Dennis Hayes and
Adam Cornford

Meltwater (MP3) By Dennis Hayes Inspiration piece ******************************************* Chameleon Ice (a response to “Meltwater” by Dennis Hayes) Chameleon ice in flocks of comets falling spread its wings into oceans Chameleon ice is …

 

Elizabeth Cordes and
Rachel Morton

Elizabeth Cordes and
Rachel Morton

Rachel Morton Inspiration Piece Walking Away Elizabeth Cordes Response We can’t be friends. We can’t be friends. I put you in the trash after what you did like so many others did the same to …

 

Cyndle Plaisted Rials
and Sukia

Cyndle Plaisted Rials
and Sukia

Sukia Inspiration piece In Deep By Cyndle Plaisted Rials Response The cobalt waves, densely dark, hide depths of blind fish who can’t see their subterranean brilliance, their yellows their oranges their …

 

Molly Williams and Joy Williams

Molly Williams and Joy Williams

“I See Paris” Inspiration Piece by Joy Williams Reaction Piece: Stone Molly Williams The city unfurls before my stone-hewn eyes; one lonely cross stretches spindly arms towards sky. The air is heavy …

 

Kathleen Finn Jordan
and Brian MacDonald

Kathleen Finn Jordan
and Brian MacDonald

Response Kathleen Finn Jordan Wheels A-Flying Wheels a-flying brake set high Small horn a singing low ride nigh Cruisin’ solid hot and wild This bike’s a joy for man and child Streamers smack the wind and crack Places fly by clickity clack Joy is dancing in the air Hands grip bars as do and dare I race and ride and peer and think I steer and hope to stay out of the drink I breathe sweet smells and pass thru sights I travel thru days and into nights My cruiser and I have places to see And tales to tell if I’m let be To ride my bike and tool along And ring my bell with its screaming song When day is done it’s real not fake This ride is done as I clutch my brake. Note: All of the art, writing, and music on this site belongs to the person who created it. Copying or republishing anything you see here without express and written permission from the author or artist is strictly prohibited

 

Brian MacDonald and Hildie Block

Brian MacDonald and Hildie Block

Brian MacDonald response Hildie Block inspiration piece The Answer After nine years of marriage, Mary knew that the holidays were not a good time to ask her husband for a …

 

Jane Hulstrunk and
Anita K. Rosenberg

Jane Hulstrunk and
Anita K. Rosenberg

Jane Hulstrunk Response Notes Before a Trip to Moldova, 2005 By Anita K. Rosenberg Inspiration piece You are about to travel to a place where the dark forest once …

 

Anita K. Rosenberg
and Jane Hulstrunk

Anita K. Rosenberg
and Jane Hulstrunk

Jane Hulstrunk Inspiration Piece Open Your Hand By Anita Rosenberg Response “Hi Mom, are you here? Nina has something she wants to show you. A surprise. Where are you?” His footsteps …

 

Jane Hulstrunk and Amy L. Alley

Jane Hulstrunk and Amy L. Alley

Jane Hulstrunk Response Birches By Amy L. Alley Inspiration Piece What failed you? What about this life Does not match the brochure that you looked through In your mind When you were about …

 

Susan Gordon and Lisa Pimental

Susan Gordon and Lisa Pimental

Lisa Pimental Inspiration piece Liz: No Lies, No Detours By Susan Gordon Response It is red, an alive red, a red suffused with light. Somehow opening the e-mail and …

 

Marla Deschenes and Gwynne Mason

Marla Deschenes and Gwynne Mason

Gwynne Mason Dreaming Turtle Silk Paper with mixed media insertions Inspiration piece Spoken Hush By Marla Deschenes Response We cannot play this game forever. The smoke curls around my face and my hands …

 

Adam Gagnon and Sukia

Adam Gagnon and Sukia

Sukia Inspiration Piece I’m sure the wind will teach me. By Adam Gagnon Response It’s hard to rise above when you’re drowning in others’ eyes your soul turns black when jaded by deception I …

 

Greg Lippert and Robert Haydon Jones

Greg Lippert and Robert Haydon Jones

Greg Lippert ID Response ID By Robert Haydon Jones Inspiration piece It was 10 a.m. on Tuesday morning when the phone rang. No big deal. Looking …

 

Ruth Baja Williams and Brian MacDonald

Ruth Baja Williams and Brian MacDonald

Brian MacDonald inspiration piece Ruth Baja Williams response IN THE SWIM swift youth forward thrust almost gone almost flying defying dimensions of up and down forward ever forward the blue glow of a worried cautious world cannot hold …

 

Elizabeth Wexler and Alisa Laska

Elizabeth Wexler and Alisa Laska

Alisa Laska photograph inspiration The Beach by Elizabeth Wexler reponse It had been a cool day on the beach.  The sun was starting to set, and he preferred the scorching heat …

 

Joy Williams and Molly Williams

Joy Williams and Molly Williams

Response Piece – Joy Williams   Inspiration Piece – Molly Williams  Winter After Winter’s limp hand settles over land, pixelates the sky into grey sand.             We are reminded of what …