Hosted by Kathabela Wilson
      In the lobby ….approaching a hundred, their wheelchairs, side by side, they hold hands over the space between wheels. The angles of their foot rests match. They never say a word. They look ahead with the same expression, eyebrows raised.

      opening the door
      as i leave in my flowery hat
      I look back
      with a free hand she gives me
      a thumbs-up

      ~ Kathabela

      Ο Ο Ο

      An abstract painting

      Meditation. Artwork by Jean Sudbury

      Jean Sudbury

      New Year’s Eve
      it can only
      get better

      Ο Ο Ο

      A road covered with fallen leaves and a lake at the end

      Road to Wonderland (Photo – Predrag Petrović)

      Predrag Petrović

      she swayed her hips
      tossed her hair
      glanced at me
      extended her hand
      and led me to Wonderland

      Ο Ο Ο

      A burd drawing

      Peace and love drawing by Jean Sudbury

      Genie Nakano

      as I cross the bridge
      I look straight ahead
      don’t look down or up
      just one step at a time

      Ο Ο Ο

      New growth of green under a rock

      Spring day (Photo – Peggy Hale Bilbro)

      Peggy Hale Bilbro

      to fit a spring day
      into a poem….
      but the wonders
      of blue sky and daffodils


      New Hope: Notes and Credits

      Jean Sudbury teaches yoga and meditation and plays music in Sierra Madre, California. She says:
      Changes in the air
      Better times ahead

      Predrag Petrović was born in Belgrade (Serbia). He graduated from high school with a specialization in culture and language and studied English language and literature at the Faculty of Philology in Belgrade. He speaks English, Italian and Russian language but writes mostly in Serbian and English language.

      Genie Nakano is a poet, dancer, spoken-word performer, lover of animals, cook, gardener, yoga and meditation teacher. She loves being with family and has a passion for writing. She has published 3 books of tanka and haiku poetry. She lives in Gardena, CA. Her blog/web is: GenieNakano.Com

      Peggy Bilbro lives in the south where the new year might come in with a roar, as it did this year, but just as often strolls in with a promise of warmer days and new growth. Peggy has written poetry for many years and loves trying to translate the miracles of nature into poetry.

      Submission Guidelines

      Suggest your own theme. or write Kathabela for a theme suggestion. We publish every two weeks. Send short poems, free verse, haiku, senryu, tanka, cherita, haibun, tanka prose, short prose poems, etc., or your own unique approach, to Kathabela by text message or (click here to email her directly). We can feature your work again after five months. Multiple Submissions can be saved to appear later:

      1. Send a short bio, with comments on your theme.
      2. Send photos or artwork by you, or friends.
      3. Put your poems directly in the email.
      4. No attachments except photos.
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        • Kathabela Wilson

          Kathabela Wilson is a local poet/writer/artist and musician. Her Poets Salon has become an international respected must read in the poetry world. She's the creator and host of the Pasadena-based group, “Poets on Site.”

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