Tag: nature

To Be Tacked On Corporate Doors

pelican flying in blue sky

A bird stands in heaven. Spring. Cold, still. Taking the day one sky at a time. How deep the beats of wings, how smooth the gusts that raise them. Beauty. Spring cold. The sky one day at a time. Beauty still. We humans belong…

Solstice Series: Winter Submissions Open

Solstice Series: Submit your winter entries of poetry, flash fiction, and mini essay for free.

If You Had Eyes

the bumpy texture of old stump pith

If you had eyes, you would stare slowly, very slowly, upwards at the many shades of green and the single blue. Even without eyes, you sense the blue and reach towards it. You expand in the warmth and drink in air and light. These…

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…

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.

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,…

Wishbones

close up of dew on milkweed fluff

haiku and senryu by Ben Moeller-Gaa calligraphy by JS Graustein 142 pages, 5×7 paperback ISBN 978-1-61019-243-9 Sustainable Edition: print $16 limited to 100 copies, numbered silver-white endsheets available to pre-order at the bottom of this page launches 15 November 2018 ISBN 978-1-61019-116-6 Global Edition:…

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…

Our 2018 Fall List

front of fall 2018 catalog

Folded Word is thrilled to announce our forthcoming titles from amazing poets this fall: FRAGMENTS: From the Lost Book of the Bird Spirit – poems by Karla Van Vliet, September 2018, ISBN 978-1-61019-242-2. Set to the music of bird flight, sight, and song, these…

Lopping Them Off

pruned branch weeping sap

Persimmons proclaim their youth when bitterness puckers our jowls. Few mature into sweetness. The unskilled arborist prunes the branches, partially severed, kerfs collapsing, tearing bark from the trunk. Decay enters into unclean cuts. Stubs sprout suckers and obscure the tree’s interior from sunlight. At…