“The reason birds can fly and we can’t is simply that they have perfect faith, for to have faith is to have wings.” —J.M. Barrie When the swallow sings A wonderful thing Spring chance Graceful tapered wings Aerial flight, feathered king Sky dance A wonderful thing When the swallow sings Romance * * … More Swallows
All night, owls hid and wolves trembled while the wind howled and hurled its icy breath over the world until the pale sun cast its cold still light over white laced hills, and the day shimmered, brighter than in summer. * * * “Ice Storm” (Reprinted from Dreams of a Wingless Child, … More Ice Storm
New Year 2019 Countdown! “Little do we realize that the count down to a new year begins right at the moment a new year begins. January 1 is just another day. Work hard, play hard and have fun. A new day is always a count down to A NEW YEAR.” — Danish Damodaran * … More Happy New Year!
“Frost grows on the window glass, forming whorl patterns of lovely translucent geometry. Breathe on the glass, and you give frost more ammunition. Now it can build castles and cities and whole ice continents with your breath’s vapor. In a few blinks you can almost see the winter fairies moving in.” — Vera Nazarian … More Promise
It is tempting to believe, once the year is ended, once the page is turned, that we will move on to a new and more ordered life—and it will be different. For a while, you might think so. * * * New Year’s Promise — Photo and poem by Mary O’Connor. Poem reprinted … More New Year’s Promise
Poet by nature and street photographer by perspective, author Jennifer Payne turns to the curious thematic image of a flosser to make an arresting statement in her new book about our world and about how, in so many ways, we influence its being. The thought of marrying a cast-off dental apparatus with such discordant thoughts … More Evidence … New Book Review
“The nutcracker sits under the holiday tree, a guardian of childhood stories. Feed him walnuts and he will crack open a tale…” — Vera Nazarian Store windows decorated for the holidays are annual highlights of New York City’s retailers. Saks Fifth Avenue chose this year to bring the Grimm Brothers’ tale of Snow White … More Fantasia