Author: Donna Smith

Retired teacher, writer, living in a small town on the coast of Maine.

Donna JT Smith and Karen Schmitz

Donna JT Smith and Karen Schmitz

Karen Schmitz “Simplicity” Inspiration piece The Legacy By Donna JT Smith Response Any fabric she embraced Succumbed to her control; Every needle with her touch Realized their starring role. Thistledown would fill the air Late-summer on …

 

Donna JT Smith and Susan B.

Donna JT Smith and Susan B.

Susan B. Collage Inspiration piece Pressed for Time By Donna JT Smith Response Near the end of the book A blossom Waiting Between words and time Has petals Fading. A time marker now that’s Patiently Sleeping, Dreaming of dancing, its Limbs …

 

Donna JT Smith and Amy Souza

Donna JT Smith and Amy Souza

Donna JT Smith Hearts Never Part Response A Whole Is Worth More Than Its Parts By Amy Souza Inspiration piece A stranger on the lawn Wears pandemic gloves to Pick through my mother’s …

 

Donna JT Smith and Jennifer Fendya

Donna JT Smith and Jennifer Fendya

Jennifer Fendya Inspiration piece Up on the Roof By Donna JT Smith Response I danced on the rooftop One day in the sun, Until a plane came And ended my fun; Then poof went …

 

Donna JT Smith and Jennifer Fendya

Donna JT Smith and Jennifer Fendya

Donna JT Smith “I Know About Bunnies” Watercolor pencils Response Unanticipated Relations With Hidden Vulnerabilities By Jennifer Fendya Inspiration piece Plunging my protected, garden- gloved hand into a mound of leaves leftover from the …

 

Donna JT Smith
and Alyscia Cunningham

Donna JT Smith
and Alyscia Cunningham

Alyscia Cunningham Inspiration piece I Wear My Heart on My Sleeve By Donna JT Smith Response Some say I should keep My feelings inside; I should be discreet, My feelings denied, Not boldly shown So …

 

Donna JT Smith
and Alyscia Cunningham

Donna JT Smith
and Alyscia Cunningham

Donna JT Smith Response Journey To Iceland By Alyscia Cunningham Inspiration piece 
Abela slowly open her eyes to a sky view of beautifully colored dancing clouds. Or so it seemed. …

 

Donna Smith and Urmilla Khanna

Donna Smith and Urmilla Khanna

Donna JT Smith “Bahadur, the Servant Boy” Response Urmilla Khanna Pankha-wala Inspiration piece Whereas the world is engrossed in Hitler and Churchill and Roosevelt and the Second World War, Mother wakes …

 

Donna Smith and Alisa Laska

Donna Smith and Alisa Laska

Alisa Laska “Moment of Zen or His and Hers” Inspiration piece Percolated Date By Donna JT Smith Response When we first met Routine was set Our late night splurging For pocket purging Drive into town, Was …

 

Donna Smith and Tisha Carter

Donna Smith and Tisha Carter

Tisha Carter Inspiration Piece Beach Girl by Donna JT Smith Response ocean giggles as she wiggles gnarled stick at waves that lick her toes, and splash her words, and crash so near can’t hear she blows a kiss I …