One of the joys of alpine climbing is to come upon penstemon blossoms in places where such delicate beauty is improbable – a thousand feet above a scree field in a vertical crack filled with ice for half the year. Life’s persistence is an affirmation inspiring both humility and joy. I thank editor Laura Stone for including my poem in The Tiny Seed Literary Journal. https://tinyseedjournal.com/2020/07/14/penstemon-honey/
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Aspens by Marlo Saucedo
Artist Marlo Saucedo completed a wonderful painting inspired by and paired with “Dawn Snow”, one of my Yosemite poems. I’m most pleased to share her accomplishment with you! It will be exhibited in Houston, Texas next spring, precise dates to be determined. I hope we can collaborate again soon. Here’s a link to her artist’s site:
Dead Sea – by Ginny Morgan
My friend Ginny Morgan and I collaborated on a recent project. She is a gifted musician, one of many who have had their careers shut down by the virus. Ginny turned immediately to her art and created this painting, among others. I chimed in with a poem. Editor Lorette Luzajic included our efforts in the Ekphrastic review. Here’s the link:
I never expected to write a “pandemic” poem, but we live in strange times. Here’s my take on a recent masked visit to Safeway. http://www.verse-virtual.org/2020/Pandemic/robert-walton-2020-pandemic.html
This is a picture of the Watch Tower, which stands above Tokopah Falls. It’s in the Grant tree’s neighborhood – sort of – and I like that rock!
Poets often experience more than their share of rejection and isolation, so Verse Virtual has become a friendly haven for many. It’s more of a community than a publication, but it does produce a monthly journal. I’ve got one small poem in the April edition. I thank Editor James Lewis for including it! Sequoia was originally published in Your Daily Poem, Editor Jayne Jaudon.
Photo by Mohamed Hassan
Praxis Magazine is an elegant journal of contemporary thought and literature. I thank Praxis editors for including a recent poem of mine in their publication. Here’s a link: