Walking Flashes in Eleuthera Bahamas by Hy Sobiloff

Walking Flashes in Eleuthera Bahamas                        Governor’s Harborby Hy Sobiloff When the rain finishedI walked barefoot and slidI walked mostly with myselfPicked wood shapes from the groundThe moisture washed meMy sneakers made a pocket for the stones and piecesI came upon some grassAnd a lovelyContinue reading “Walking Flashes in Eleuthera Bahamas by Hy Sobiloff”

Archipelago by Kendel Hippolyte

Archipelago by Kendel Hippolyte If you really see the Caribbean archipelago, you will see yourself, the vivid scattered islands stirring to awakening in a sea of reverie and nightmare, the goldening light lifting green foliage out of darkness into its illumination and the surrounding blue immensity brooding an unknown creaturing of what can live onlyContinue reading “Archipelago by Kendel Hippolyte”

Mana by Karlo Mila

Manaby Karlo Mila when you flow through my bodyI knowI am caught in the current of a riverlarger than the length of my own lifetimeit bends where we have all been beforesame rapidsother watersour veinsmy bloodI knowI am in the flowof something greater than my own self PHOTO: Kawarau River, New Zealand. Photo by Makalu,Continue reading “Mana by Karlo Mila”

Although it is small it is greenstone by Louise Wallace

Although it is small it is greenstone by Louise Wallace I am orchids fruit trees I can bear more than you think I am a river stone and I choose a ring made of pounamu to remind me PHOTO: River in New Zealand by David Mark, used by permission. NOTE: Pounamu (or “greenstone“) are several typesContinue reading “Although it is small it is greenstone by Louise Wallace”

American Airlines Put Us in First Class, Miami to Port-au-Prince, After a 24-Hour Delay by Kyle Laws

American Airlines Put Us in First Class,Miami to Port-au-Prince, After a 24-Hour Delayby Kyle Laws Greets us with champagneas we sit in our seats,feeds us chilled salmon over greens,pita chips & red pepper hummus,wine with our meal. The warmed cookies for dessertwe share with Roger Jean Charles &Pere Max who have waited two hoursat theContinue reading “American Airlines Put Us in First Class, Miami to Port-au-Prince, After a 24-Hour Delay by Kyle Laws”

Caribbean by Donald Hall

Caribbean by Donald Hall Montego Bay in its quick curve listens to the plane, waiting for the cross of silver to soften down. In the air, above, past the frail wing and the gauze glint of propellers, we see the thick curve of the green: the aqua- marine! This is the Caribbean Sea, and theContinue reading “Caribbean by Donald Hall”

Caribbean Nights by Richard Butler Glaenzer

Caribbean Nightsby Richard Butler Glaenzer There are too many stars:They jostle;They quarrel with the moonTill she grows sullen. The fireflies are more quiet,More generous;Their little lamps reveal flowersAnd love-looks and smiles. PHOTO: Caribbean island of Curaçao. Photo by Jabneel Statia on Unsplash NOTE: Curaçao is an island country in the southern Caribbean about 40 miles northContinue reading “Caribbean Nights by Richard Butler Glaenzer”

Iceland, Summer by Rafaella Del Bourgo

Iceland, Summer by Rafaella Del Bourgo Returning to the apartment I rented in Reykjavik, I drive west past the fishing village of Hofn, its channel to be navigated with care due to the shifting patterns of the shoals. The rocking boats, and the seafarers, safe, for now, in the harbor. To the edge of Jokulsarlon,Continue reading “Iceland, Summer by Rafaella Del Bourgo”

Letter from Shuyak Island, Alaska by Helena Minton

Letter from Shuyak Island, Alaskaby Helena Minton     To my grandmother I liked to sit at your dressing table.Whiskey-colored perfumes smelled of dust.The photograph beside the mirror showeda serious face, a man in pince-nezwho died the year I was born. Nights, lying on the fold-out couch,I was surrounded: mahogany, Chinese lamps,and paintings of forestsboxed in by bigContinue reading “Letter from Shuyak Island, Alaska by Helena Minton”