Welcome to Voices

Spring 2007 issue:

The Cardinal by Dorothy May
Amen by Linda Weber
Wildflowers by David Orr
How Much I Care by Anderson McMahon
The Teachers by R. V. Schmidt
Those Thrilling Days of Yesteryear by Alice Spencer
Why by Leah Popper
What Makes People Happy? by Leah Popper
Dawgs in the Night by Laurelee Roark
Memory by Jo Chavez
A Painless Science Lesson for Kids by Bob Mason
Aleister Crowley by Lee Prosser
Replenishing the Dollmaker's Supplies by Ed Jacobson
As You Begin Your Twentieth Year by Ric Giardina
My Senior Moments by Miriam Strauss
The Rose by David Orr
Song of Jubilee by Anderson McMahon
Beau's Striped Sweater
by Leah Popper
Bubble Gum
by Leah Popper
The Writer and the Cricket by Lee Prosser
Helpful Hands by Ric Giardina
The Shoe by Miriam Strauss



The Cardinal

© Dorothy May

Red cardinal glides
     down from the brown branch.
His nest lies deeply hidden
     within the bush’s comfort.
He has left his mate,
     trusting her with the seeds
          of his fluid,
          put into the eggs
          upon which she sits.
He comes to my lawn to find food
     to feed his family.
His sweet whistle, his call, echoes
     in my heart
as his delicate feet
     touch my ground.
His crown points like an arrow
     to the empty sky.
He is all triangles, comb to feet.
A red feather gently loosens its grip
     and falls from his breast
     to land at my bare  feet.