Sweeping debris from Zinnia Garden
.. a single cricket
walks along broken brick wall.
— Dagmar Iris Holl
Let the sweet air in.
Let it sweep away the life-worn places.
Let stillness enter the hour,
Graceful and empyreal.
— Kathy Bridget, Roanoke, VA
(former Weavers Way member)
The Elephant Who Fell
An elephant fell from a tree one night, and no one seemed to care.
Upon reflection, it seemed to me, that few folks knew that he was there.
Perhaps, some thought, he’s of the imaginary kind.
And that he and the tree could be seen only by me,
Thanks to an overactive mind.
Some would see that he was up in that tree because my psyche is most fragile.
But my story, you see, is that he fell from that tree,
Cause he is an elephant not so agile.
— Frank Hollick
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