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Folded Field Notes: IMPRINT

Folded Field Notes : Join our community based writing project exploring the ecological theme of “imprint.”

Wonderfold Winner

Our winner this month is “Self Portrait at Dew Point” written by Joel Gabriel Kempff. As always, thank you to everyone who participated and remember to be on the lookout for the next #Wonderfold!

Two Quatrains

oak leaves swirling in black water beneath a dam

Galley The oak sails before the wind, going nowhere. Its first autumn leaf picks the lock on its manacles, escapes: One more illusion of freedom.   Lauds (2) A penitent crow puffs up and shudders, lifts his wings as the sun rises, letting light…

Folded Field Notes: TRANSITION

Folded Field Notes : Join our community writing project exploring the ecological theme of “transition.”

Prayers for Maa Ganga

flower offering placed in the River Ganges

Sunset invocations for purification rise up from worshippers at the river’s edge like incense through my unbraided Western hair to the streets, where exhaust thick as dust storms fills the undulating lungs of millions. On jammed highways and byways cars and motorcycles beep warnings…

A Meeting of Minds

They sit around the table, ten women, their years stretched between fifty-five and eighty-three. They take a mug of tea and a shortbread biscuit between their stiff fingers and they wait a while.

Five-Point-Two Miles

And so, I went walking car dodging, road hopping, side walking past a greyscale alley. You went with me, held me back when foot slipped into traffic and life flashed memories. She went with me, yelling about walking exactly two-point-six miles to the sea….

autumn light flashes…

backlit red maple leaves glowing against shadowed bark

autumn light flashes my son blending sounds into words ©2018 by Jennifer Roman Jennifer Roman lives in Millstone Township, NJ with her husband, identical twin boys, and dog, Chewie. She has been published in Frogpond, Modern Haiku, The Heron’s Nest, Presence, Mothers Always Write,…

Old Apple Tree

old barn where forest shows through gaps in the boards

Old apple tree low and round, trunk so squat you guess the rest is standing underground. Sunken barn beside the road, waving boards cut short by fire, or lowered by the years. Apples tart and dry, building falling down, along the graveyard road just…

Sunset Selections

haiku: autumn dwindles the maple renders more sky ©2018 by Brad Bennett Brad Bennett teaches 3rd and 4th grade. His book of haiku, a drop of pond, received a Distinguished Book Award from The Haiku Foundation in 2017. haiku: the warmth of an autumn…

Noon Selections

haiku: autumn light in every leaf an ember ©2018 by dt.haase dt.haase is a wanderer for wonder, whimsy, and wisdom. haibun: The Cliffs at Esheness, Shetland Tall cliffs rise from the whirling tide. Seagulls and terns catch the updrafts and circle over us at…

Sunrise Selections

haiku: autumn equinox in — out the breath of the sea ©2018 by Alan S. Bridges Alan S. Bridges began writing haiku in 2008 after meeting John Stevenson, the editor of The Heron’s Nest, on a cross-country train trip. Alan was voted Poet of…