Itasca Illinois Poetry & Willow Tree Dreams

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A Serious Inquiry Posed by the Bread Box
 By William Wright Harris
 
 
When
 
bread
 
 isn't
 
  in
 
 side
 
 me
 
 am
 
  I
 
 just
 
  a
 
 box?

William Wright Harris poetry has appeared in eight countries in such literary journals as The Cannon’s Mouth, Ascent Aspirations, generations and Write On!!! He is a student
at University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

THE WAY INTO NIGHT
By Joanna M. Weston

I tread the road to Timbuktu
a distance beyond the next dune

set my feet on vague tracks
touching strangers along the route

water heats against the camels’ thirst
as I strive my own comfort

and shrivel flesh to make the last mile
through ambition, hunger, and desire

while I cough sand, breathe acrid air
blink against the far white light

before the sun sheds earth
and I hunker down into cold night

JOANNA M. WESTON. Has had poetry, reviews, and short stories published in anthologies and journals for twenty-five years. Her middle-reader, ‘Those Blue Shoes', published by Clarity House Press; and poetry, ‘A Summer Father’, published by Frontenac House of Calgary. http://www.1960willowtree.wordpress.com/

Revived myself
by - Linda M. Crate

I remember the darkness
of opaque that fell in my
shoulders in waves of night —
I was eighteen years old, and
all the world seemed full of
was the teeth of betrayers;
ready to cut me to the spooling
fabric of my soul, there were
no rays of mirth to cast me
into their winged flights; just
adults telling me to fit in to
a world I was born to stand out
of; I poured my glasses full of
champagne clouds, let their
peace wash away my sorrow.

Bio: Linda Crate is a Pennsylvanian native born in Pittsburgh yet raised in the rural town of Conneautville. She has a Bachelors in English Literature from Edinboro University. Her poetry has been published in various journals the latest of which include: Skive, The Scarlet Sound, and Speech Therapy. When not writing Linda is likely reading, swimming, spending time with friends or family, or taking a walk in nature.
Editor Comments: Linda has a unique voice evolving into her own over time. Note the influence of "T. S." Eliot in lower case. I was influenced in a similar way on my journey by Carl Sandburg who I still admire to this day.

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