A little girl struggles through a ballet recital. What rejection means, and must mean, to a writer. A piece of furniture evokes a flood of memories. Numbers, photographs and poems that remarkably fit together. Orange and black roses. And a version of Pachebel in Canon D you may never have heard before. It was a great week online.
“Blinker” by Jake Lee at Very Much Later.
“My Last Day” by Matthew Kreider at Vision over Visibility.
“Memorial Day: Do Flowers Grow on Pork Chop Hill?” by Greg Sullivan at Sippican Cottage.
“Dancing Queen” by Amanda Hill at Hill + Pen.
“Thomas More, ‘A Man for All Seasons’ and the Price of Integrity,” by Anita Mathias at Dreaming Beneath the Spires.
“50,000 Seeds: How Destruction Regenerates Your Life” by Shawn Smucker.
“One more time” by Billy Coffey at What I Learned Today.
“The Desk” by Harriett Gillham at The Other Side of the Mountain.
“Ursula Bethell” by D.S. Martin at Kingdom Poets.
“Color Theory” by Maureen Doallas at Writing Without Paper.
“The Journey” by Chris Yokel.
“Critical (Hours) Abstracted” byBrian Miller at WayStationOne.
Paintings & Photographs
“Revelation” by Nancy Rosback at A Little Somethin’.
“Orange and Black Roses” by Kelly Sauer.
“Matters of the Heart” by Susan Etole at Just…A Moment.
“Portrait of Eric” by Paul Batch.
“Rockelbel’s Canon (Pachebel’s Canon in D)” by The Piano Guys.
Photograph: The Chinese Lantern Festival at the Missouri Botanical Garden, May 31, 2012, by yours truly.