This is what is called reasonable doubt. “This is the end of the case against Julian Assange.” -Edward Snowden Key Witness in US Case Against Assange Changes His Story, by Joe Lauria — Rise Up Times
Month: June 2021
Book Review — “Passion for PEONIES: Celebrating the Culture and Conservation of Nichols Arboretum’s Beloved Flower,” Edited by David Michener and Robert Grese
Not meant to be read from cover to cover, it is more a coffee table book. That said, the first section is one you probably will read all of if you are interested in how The Peony Garden at Nichols Arboretum got started. A few men with passion for peonies and the means to do…
#Haikai Challenge #197, #195, #196 (Trifecta) haibun series
Each night in June, I’ve added an addendum to my prayers to please be awakened in the night to the sounds of thunder. Paling leaves wiltin sol’s hot white stare —fish wriggle dry ponds. Where we have had a weeks-long drought, plants and bird baths needed daily attention. Three days ago, steel grey clouds…
TSM 166 — Winged Messenger
She plays moon star sky-chase’til dawn, then coyote drinks deep.Her wise open eyes closeto yellow pools in otherworldlyrealms; her work beginsas spirit wings wait for her. Carrie is today’s host of The Sunday Muse.
dVerse — OLN 295 — Midsummer Rain
Dust-storms of yesterday, coughing daisies praying for wet faces and feet, for clouds’ pregnant outpouring of “loves me, loves me!” –and parched roses get stingy with scent. Then, Heaven inhales and rumbles dark silver-veined reply. When dogwood branches are heavy with blossoms and rain, and the goldfinch listen under their umbrellas, soft sigh in midsummer…
#FF — Happy Anniversary
PHOTO PROMPT © Brenda Cox Our twenty-fifth wedding anniversary gift to ourselves is a weekend at the mountainous inn where we’re to spend our honeymoon. Hours pass along the ever-winding-ever-rising road through green tunnels of trees. We’re both relaxed and smiling, our hands lightly touching as the breeze blows through the windows of the car….
dVerse — Poetics — Ernest Hemingway quote provides inspiration — Groundhog Day
It is very hard to write this way, beginning things backward… –The Torrents of Spring (1926) Standing at the edge of the water, alone, at sunset, remembering the innumerable times you begged me with a happy, hopeful smile to come to watch them with you and I declined. And all the rest too. There is…