The Illiterate Peasant

By Dee Artea The noble woman, in opulent attire and glittering jewelry, spoke to the peasant woman, who was wearing a long linen shirt over which she tied a plain skirt. Can you read or write? No. So, what good are you then? What good am I then? Yes, what good? Can you cook and … Continue reading The Illiterate Peasant

Sweet Showers

By Thomas Page When the sticky air boils, sweet showers Pour down upon pilgrims making their way Somewhere as honored as Canterbury Looking for dissenting Thomases true As the horns of bulls parading in Spain. Every season turns as the graying clouds Baptize the pavement in its odor clean Of the pools they pull from—sower, … Continue reading Sweet Showers