Monthly Archive: April 2014

Apr
28

Glimpse of solace: The Rose

The Rose © Ellen Wade Beals, 2014

This weekend I spent some time photographing flowers I purchased almost two weeks ago. The old roses captured my attention; they drew me in more than blooms in their prime. The petals were almost like skin. Today a FB post led me to “The Rose” a poem by Jean Valentine (from the book Little Boat, …

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Apr
25

News and resources: Kirk, Hilbert, Vine Leaves, and indispensable info

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I know it’s been a while. Here’s some news. Kathleen Kirk has two poems and “If I Were the Cherry Wood Piano” and “The Body” in the latest issue of Rose Red Review. On April 16, Donna Hilbert’s poem “Gravity” was published on the Silver Birch site. As I mentioned before, a photograph I took …

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Apr
15

Glimpse of Solace: Spring Snow

Snowbuds © Ellen Wade Beals, 2014

Apr
15

The ides of April

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Happy Poetry Month! Harumph, harrumph. It’s the smack dab middle of the month, also our tax deadline day, and in Chicago, the landscape is once again clearing from a surprise snow shower (see Glimpse of Solace). I wanted to share some stuff with you. First, as I have before in this space, I recommend you …

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