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Story: Bernbaum, Elvy, Butterworth and Heavisides

Je' Va Gave Up is a thought-provoking tale by Howard Bernbaum. Set in a breathtaking savannah, this story delves into themes of creation, human nature, and morality through a deep conversation between Je'va, a creator-like figure, and Pete, his confidante."

In "Harmony," a woman grapples with grief and the surreal nature of loss at her father's funeral. The story interweaves the lives of four sisters, their enduring connection, and the vivid tapestry of emotions spanning seventy year

Explore Ian Butterworths poignant tales of love, betrayal, and the quest for meaning amidst life's deepest challenges. Four interwoven stories reveal the complexities of human relationships and the resilience of the spirit

Martin Heavisides' essay on William Blake, delves into the inseparable nature of Blake's visual and literary art. Discover a nuanced critique challenging traditional views and celebrating Blake's comprehensive genius in both poetry and visual artistry

Story: Gilkes, McClay, Sheehan, Flys

Through Harry's story, Gilkes celebrates the joy of discovery, the warmth of human interactions, and the inevitable intertwining of luck and skill in the pursuit of one's interests.

Matchsticks not Money by Deirdre McClay, is a poignant tale of family, grief, and legacy set against an Irish backdrop. Follow Maire's homecoming journey, navigating complex relationships and personal growth amidst loss. A story of reconciliation and finding one's path

V for Victor by Tom Sheehan is a mesmerizing tale of friendship and mysterious talent, following VictorFs inexplicable, divine-like singing gift that surfaces every five years, leaving those around him in awe. A story of wonder, destiny, and the unexplainable magic within the mundane.

Explore the symbolic journey of Road to Golgotha by Yvette Flys, a tale of legacy, temptation, and redemption. Delve into a reimagined biblical quest where a son's mission intertwines with myth, revealing deep reflections on life, death, and the human spirit

Poetry: Long, Ferraro, Robillard

Long's 'Winging It,' is poignant piece that reflects on the departure of a loved one and the enduring connection between the living and the departed. encapsulated in the imagery of cranes' flight.

Explore the soul of Cuba through its rich literary heritage. From José Mart'is poetic advocacy to Nicols Guillén'sa rhythmic verses, discover the vibrant spirit, deep cultural roots, and the enduring quest for freedom in Cuban literature. Immerse yourself in the beauty of Cuba's literary landscape.

Through a series of vivid metaphors and images, Robillard transforms the celestial body into a symbol of endless inspiration, blending elements of art, nature, and the human experience. From the first note on a piano to the symphony of life, this poem invites readers to view the moon as a muse for the creative soul,

Classic and Contemporary Poetry, Blake, Owens, Bennett, Lopez and Baker

Blake's poem is a call to awaken a deeper, more holistic awareness of our place in the cosmos, advocating for a life lived in harmony with the natural world and attuned to the interconnectedness of all things. Through "Auguries of Innocence," Blake not only critiques the moral and spiritual failings of his time but also offers a timeless vision of hope and redemption through the recognition of the sacred in the everyday.

Rise by James Owens

"Rise" stands as a testament to the resilience of the human spirit, suggesting that it is precisely through confronting our deepest sorrows that we may find the most profound moments of beauty and transcendence.

, "Transfiguration" explores the idea of change--whether it be through the passage of time, the impact of nature, or the deep connections between people. It suggests that beauty and meaning can be found in the ephemeral, in the spaces between words and moments. The poem leaves the reader with a sense of longing and reflection, inviting them to consider their own experiences of transformation and the landscapes, both internal and external, that shape them.

Freakbeat #1 by Marty Lopez

"Freakbeat #1" is a deeply emotional exploration of the human need for connection, the search for escape from the mundane, and the painful realities of love and loss. Marty Lopez uses vivid imagery and metaphor to create a piece that resonates with the raw, unfiltered essence of life's most intense moments.

Breakers by Bobby Steve Baker

"Breakers" is a poetic exploration of the boundary between safety and freedom, the individuals relationship with nature, and the process of growth and self-discovery. It celebrates the youthful spirit of adventure and the human capacity to find meaning and joy in the face of life's unpredictable waves.

Poetry: Fitzpatrick, Robillard, Bennett

Through 'The Melody and the Song,' we are transported to a world where the magic of storytelling and the power of nature converge, offering us a glimpse into the heart of what it means to be part of a family, part of the endless cycle of tales and melodies that bind us a

Robillards' poem will resonate with with anyone who has experienced the transition from childhood to adulthood, evoking both nostalgia for what is lost and an appreciation for the growth that change brings.

A call to embrace the cycles of life, with all their complexities and nuances, and to find beauty in the familiarity of the recurring themes that shape our existence.

Explore 'The Source of Madder' by Maria Isakova Bennett, a vivid poem in The Linnet's Wings 2013 Winter Issue, delving into art's essence, creation, and transformation through the alchemy of madder dye.

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