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

 

Wildflowers

© David Orr

     
 

What? were we blown by the breeze,
Our seeds uplifted by the wind
From forest meadows,
Wafted over garden walls,
To rest in secret for a season,
Scattered among the prim leaves,
Trimmed shoots, and cultivated flowers? 

Spring turns us out—its well-meaning suns
And watering showers.
Even the rotting mulch,
Where worms crawl
Underneath the perfect boughs and roses
Give us life, encourage us to grow.
So up we pop like unexpected guests,
Their country cousins,
Crude and rude and colorful,
Passionate like hicks.  

 

 

 

 


Coming Out by David Orr