Toads on Lily Pads

By Mehreen Ahmed There used to be a green pond once next to our house. This house had a red-tiled roof and a great many picture windows. It was situated on a hill known as the Dev Pahar in Chittagong. Through those picture windows, I could see the pond down by the valley. The pond … Continue reading Toads on Lily Pads

Drama & Drama 2

By Thomas R. Bates DRAMA Again I go to the park To try and photograph A singing Song Sparrow, A passing Myrtle Warbler, or A tiny Ruby-Crowned Kinglet. Waiting a while for something to Happen, something finally does. Overhead I hear a tremendous Ruckus and a flapping of wings And see a pair of aggressive … Continue reading Drama & Drama 2

Photography by Laura Giardina

Photos from Top Left to Bottom are: “Native Palms,” “Pueblo Dwellings,” and “Wild and Free,” Laura Giardina is a graduate of the School of Visual Arts, New York, where she majored in Photography and Media Arts/Illustration. She has served as manager in creative at Avon Products, Inc. and has photographed products, models, and many of … Continue reading Photography by Laura Giardina

Haiku by Thomas Page

A litany of Purple wildflowers on The concrete island. Knights of yore wore masks To protect themselves from strikes From their foes unknown. The rain poured purple— The lighting thunder gray— The sky shaded black. The salamanders Under the rocks with mother— Micro-firmament. The puzzle disjointed— A million bits of soul— Each color indistinct. The … Continue reading Haiku by Thomas Page