Category Archive: SPARK 11

Barbara McLaren Bever and Edite Haberman

Barbara McLaren Bever and Edite Haberman

  Edite Haberman Inspiration piece Barbara McLaren Bever Response  Unreined Ukraine Horses once ran free Between our rivers and the Caspians Until we tamed them Like we were later tamed By Germans, Poles, and Russians Corralled …

 

Shirley Neal and Cecilia Reid Driscoll

Shirley Neal and Cecilia Reid Driscoll

Response Piece:  Photograph by Shirley Neal Inspiration Piece:  Ode to Stone by Cecilia Reid Driscoll Open your eyes. Look closely. Listen through my years. I am the older brother, the grandfather, the …

 

Jennifer Brewer Stone and Susan Gordon

Jennifer Brewer Stone and Susan Gordon

Jennifer Brewer Stone River response piece Susan Gordon River inspiration piece River and Me: I River, a seven year old Australian Shepherd has been the boss; he expects me to bend …

 

Russ McIntosh and Dale Leffler

Russ McIntosh and Dale Leffler

Russ McIntosh Sisyphean Tableaux Digital Composition Response Still Rockin’ By Dale Leffler Inspiration piece Where are all the happy old men the ones that younger men can see? Laughing about the hard times of …

 

Alisa Bliss and Val Bonney

Alisa Bliss and Val Bonney

Alisa Bliss Opposites Attract Response Chalk and Cheese Val Bonney Inspiration Piece You dance to Julio Iglesias and the light country notes of John Denver; while I get blue with Billie and Amy Winehouse and rock …

 

Phyllis Weissman and Nancy Smith

Phyllis Weissman and Nancy Smith

Inspiration piece Nancy Smith Response Piece Phyllis Weissman Tapestries By: Phyllis Weissman Selena Santiago was academically gifted and creatively talented. From the young age of nine, Selena could look at a …

 

Dale Leffler and Russ McIntosh

Dale Leffler and Russ McIntosh

Russ McIntosh desertLove Digital composition Inspiration piece DesertLove By Dale Leffler Response I find myself in the void In the center of the darkest of places Do I fight my way out or simply …

 

Russ McIntosh and Greg Brown

Russ McIntosh and Greg Brown

Russ McIntosh Pandora Digital Composition Response Greg Brown Pandora, December. Inspiration Piece     Pandora’s outside smoking a cigarette. Hope will be a moment.   “My hands are cold, Pandora, What will you give me in return?”   I will …

 

Irene Plax and Kelly Newton

Irene Plax and Kelly Newton

Inspiration Piece by Kelly Newton Quitting by Irene Plax Response Piece Possum spots the prize when she casts her beady eyes toward the ground. Near her home in the forest, there …

 

Irene Plax and Kelly Newton

Irene Plax and Kelly Newton

response by Kelly Newton   Chopped by Irene Plax Inspiration Piece Her heels clicked down the street, for once, the only sound. She was carrying a rose, which she got for free …

 

Lizzie Parker and Charisse Cecil

Lizzie Parker and Charisse Cecil

Lizzie Parker Patch of Sky Response Blues By Charisse R. Cecil Inspiration piece My music, my mood. Billie and Miles. Melancholy and mellow. The berries in my morning muffin. His bow-legged, boot-cut, denim-clad swagger. The funky-sweet blend of sweat, …

 

Rosella Loeser and Marla Deschenes

Rosella Loeser and Marla Deschenes

Rosella Loeser Young Response Hidden Meanings By Marla Deschenes Inspiration Bend the branch to meet the forgiving soil To build the place where you will lay your head. Let Earth slowly creep in …

 

Greg Brown and Russ McIntosh

Greg Brown and Russ McIntosh

Russ McIntosh Unlocked Possibilities Response Key by Greg Brown 1.  Vivisepulture René holds the sentence down, I mention a hat turning, reading the grooves of grain, counting the years around the cylinder …

 

Lynne Heiser and Quentin Paquette

Lynne Heiser and Quentin Paquette

Lynne Heiser — Fromage Et Vin Response Quentin Paquette — Époisses et Marc Inspiration   Tomme On my table in Paris.   The skin brushed with moonshine. Opening Vieux époisses. The aroma of earth.   A ration sticks to my finger. Tasted …

 

Marla Deschenes and Rosella Loesner

Marla Deschenes and Rosella Loesner

By Rosella Loesner Inspiration The Duplicity of Love By Marla Deschenes Response So many years of unsafe ventures Into matters of the heart and the mind Where judgment was suspended and …

 

Brian MacDonald and Amanda Miska

Brian MacDonald and Amanda Miska

Brian MacDonald Response Consumption — Amanda Miska Inspiration Piece I miss the days of that studio apartment on 4th Avenue.  Both just out of grad school, we basked in …

 

John Lewis and Helen Whittaker

John Lewis and Helen Whittaker

Helen Whittaker Inspiration piece Barefoot Dancing (MP3) Words and music by John Lewis Response

 

Lisa Pimental and Dorothy Bendel

Lisa Pimental and Dorothy Bendel

Lisa Pimental Inspiration piece Invocations Before Spring Arrives Dorothy Bendel Response Grace writes his name on a small, torn piece of paper with a Bic pen. She folds it twice, …

 

Dorothy Bendel and Lisa Pimental

Dorothy Bendel and Lisa Pimental

Lisa Pimental Out the Window Response Dorothy Bendel At the Window Inspiration piece I’m envious of the potted plant that sits on the window ledge. It can move more than I …

 

Kaylee Savage-Wright and Lisa Nielsen

Kaylee Savage-Wright and Lisa Nielsen

Kaylee Savage-Wright Response Lisa Nielsen Inspiration Piece grazing on emptiness i wish i could peer thru the clouds and not see holes in the sky but nothing else makes sense you whispered …

 

Elizabeth Cordes and Gwynne Mason

Elizabeth Cordes and Gwynne Mason

Gwynne Mason, Angles and Edges Inspiration Piece Elizabeth Cordes Angels and Edges Response Angels fall scraping the edges withered wings cannot lift them. Cut and bruised falling for reasons forgotten. Cerulean corners points of gray and tan a …

 

Matthew Levine and Robert Haydon Jones

Matthew Levine and Robert Haydon Jones

Matthew Levine The Professor Response In the Aftermath of Terror A Brief Case History By Robert Haydon Jones Inspiration piece I am an expert on what happens to people in the aftermath …

 

Robert Haydon Jones and Matthew Levine

Robert Haydon Jones and Matthew Levine

Matthew Levine Forgotten Inspiration piece A Scrapbook of Loving Kindness By Robert Haydon Jones Response Jimmy O’Hara had been living comfortably enough for an old guy in the Digital Age …

 

Annie Welch and Amy Moffitt

Annie Welch and Amy Moffitt

Annie Welch photo-manipulation of charcoal sketch/collage Response Amy Moffitt Inspiration piece El Efecto Mariposa (The Butterfly Effect) Part of chaos theory proposes that the flutter of a butterfly’s wings in London could cause …

 

Ainsley Allmark and dani harris

Ainsley Allmark and dani harris

Ainsley Allmark Response dani harris my one true love Inspiration Piece .. she is part of me as much as the heart which beats in my chest .. she gives me life as much as …