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Irene Plax and
Pharoah Bolding

Irene Plax and
Pharoah Bolding

Pharoah Bolding Inspiration piece Irene Plax Response I fell asleep listening to the President being interviewed on the radio. “Mr. President, what about the videos of peaceful protesters being attacked …

 

Russ McIntosh and Gabriel Shanks

Russ McIntosh and Gabriel Shanks

Russ McIntosh vertical horizon Digital Photo Illustration Response   DONDUKOV BOULEVARD By Gabriel Shanks Inspiration piece   No more hiding. We can fall away, slip from sight, even in the middle of the city, and if you …

 

Russ McIntosh and Cheryl Aubin

Russ McIntosh and Cheryl Aubin

Russ McIntosh Comforting Warmth Digital Photo Illustration Response   In Prayer, A Way Out Of Sorrow By Cheryl Aubin Inspiration piece   I stood in church, my head bowed, my tears falling. My friend Donna had …

 

Cheryl Aubin and Russ McIntosh

Cheryl Aubin and Russ McIntosh

Russ McIntosh Deadcandance Digital Photo Illustration Inspiration piece Dancing By Cheryl Aubin Response   Dancing She lay down on top of the graves, arms stretched out, reaching as if she could embrace those who lie …

 

Neil Ellman and
Jack Hernandez

Neil Ellman and
Jack Hernandez

Jack Hernandez “A Song of Endurance” Inspiration piece My Lonely Bones By Neil Ellman Response Smother me under your weight. Drink me in. My lonely bones cannot escape. My eyes cannot forget your face. Why have yours forgotten mine? Why do …

 

dani harris and Ainsley Allmark

dani harris and Ainsley Allmark

Ainsley Allmark Inspiration piece heart of  stone by dani harris Response . . a heart set in stone ~ once broken asunder ~   what loss   could have caused it  to shatter so? the pieces carefully put back …

 

Ainsley Allmark and dani harris

Ainsley Allmark and dani harris

. . Ainsley Allmark ~ Look Deep Response piece Haiga . . together by dani harris inspiration piece . . gentle the breeze dancing round us warm the sunlight caressing our faces soft the feel of your lips sweet the taste of your kiss tender the touch of your fingertips love and …

 

Brian MacDonald and Elizabeth Cordes

Brian MacDonald and Elizabeth Cordes

Brian MacDonald Response   Elizabeth Cordes Inspiration piece Snow falls about gently like dandelion seeds in a warm spring breeze. It seems impossible from a cloudless sky. A misty red along the horizon fades upward into pink, …

 

Brian MacDonald and Paul Hunter

Brian MacDonald and Paul Hunter

Brian MacDonald Response   Paul Hunter Inspiration piece Whenever Archangels are slumming, they like to play Jazz. Gabriel, of course, plays trumpet and Michael plays saxophone. Raphael plays bass, And Uriel plays the drums. I guess …

 

Amy Alley and Caroline Davies

Amy Alley and Caroline Davies

She walks both worlds by Caroline Davies Response   She walks the red earth, her bare feet connect to the land. She throws a whip of stars across the dark sky, draws lines …

 

Robert Haydon Jones and Matthew Levine

Robert Haydon Jones and Matthew Levine

Nocturne, Saugutuck River Matthew Levine Inspiration   The Gloaming By Robert Haydon Jones Response “You can’t beat this view,” Paul Robinson said.  “I can see up and down the river right from …

 

Robert Haydon Jones and Matthew Levine

Robert Haydon Jones and Matthew Levine

Point of No Return Matthew Levine Response The Good Nazi By Robert Haydon Jones Inspiration The Weekapaug Inn is gone now. It stood on the shore of a secluded cove near …

 

Paula B. Lantz and
Amy L. VanDerwater

Paula B. Lantz and
Amy L. VanDerwater

Landscape Mixed Media on Canvas Paula B. Lantz Inspiration Piece The Water Tower The Water Tower in our town is cotton candy blue. It looks down on my neighborhood. It watches what we …

 

Amy L. VanDerwater
and Paula B. Lantz

Amy L. VanDerwater
and Paula B. Lantz

Boulders in my Heart Paula B. Lantz Response White Fields I hike these white fields uncertain what I’ll find under boulders in my heart in the treehouse of my mind. I hike these …

 

Gary Hewitt and Jim Tretick

Gary Hewitt and Jim Tretick

JIM TRETICK Inspiration Golden Paradise by Gary Hewitt Response I’ve never come across a ghost ship before, let alone two. We stand and listen. There is no sound except …

 

Maggie Daniel Caldwell and Val Bonney

Maggie Daniel Caldwell and Val Bonney

In Two Minds by Val Bonney   Response Once A Beauty by Maggie Daniel Caldwell Jane pushed aside the overgrown tangle of passion vine and willow branches to reach the woman’s …

 

Marla Deschenes and Jack Hernandez

Marla Deschenes and Jack Hernandez

      Jack Hernandez Untitled By Marla Deschenes How do words become feelings? These sounds of self-expression falling from my lips. How does this cacophony of phrasing make any sense Against The burning of …

 

Cara Moulds and Anne Marie Perconti

Cara Moulds and Anne Marie Perconti

Anne Marie Perconti  charcoal on canvas Inspiration Hollow at the Core Cara Moulds Response I am A pair of ragged claws Scuttling across the floor In death’s other kingdom Of my own design   For I And …

 

Cara Moulds and Kathleen Finn Jordan

Cara Moulds and Kathleen Finn Jordan

 Cara Moulds,  Soul Mates,  photograph Response Soul Mates Kathleen Finn Jordan Inspiration Ambush of the self In rush of blood and thump of heart Breathless moments frenzied All a unique part Of the love …

 

Lisa Nielsen and Geraldine Ayers

Lisa Nielsen and Geraldine Ayers

Geraldine Ayers Holding Onto Fog Response Lisa Nielsen Inspiration Piece things i should have said i should have told you that there is a web of lies masquerading as veins beneath my skin and …

 

Geraldine Ayers and Lisa Nielsen

Geraldine Ayers and Lisa Nielsen

Geraldine Ayers Untitled Inspiration Piece Lisa Nielsen Response what’s left of remorse when nothing was left you always found something else to take music once vibrated on my skin, but rhapsody-white strings bind me …

 

Ray Sharp and Sandy Coleman

Ray Sharp and Sandy Coleman

Sandy Coleman Inspiration piece Ray Sharp Response Calypso By Ray Sharp Cerulean blue hat in a tangerine sky, My pussy cat my chocolate cream pie. Orange sliced fat-a-ways segments clock the hours, Chopin polonaise slow dance …

 

Hildie S. Block and Caroline A. Evey

Hildie S. Block and Caroline A. Evey

Caroline A. Evey Inspiration piece     Life Insurance Hildie S. Block Response   Howard Tao who speaks slowly and with a “cured” stutter’s affectation asks me when I will die. That’s not exactly …

 

Athena Dixon and Brian MacDonald

Athena Dixon and Brian MacDonald

VESPA by BRIAN MACDONALD   Vesper by Athena Dixon Response Across the square a stout brown leg swung up and over the seat of the Vespa. Fluttering in the breeze her skirt, …

 

Lisa Eldridge and Kristi Conley-Brockie

Lisa Eldridge and Kristi Conley-Brockie

Kristi Conley-Brockie Once Upon a Bow-Wow Inspiration piece A Sonnet from a Dog to His Mistress Lisa Eldridge Response How long before I met you did I long To hear your gentle …