Creative Corner: Local Artists for February 2022

Creative Corner: Local Artists for February 2022

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Are you an aspiring writer, poet or artist? Or maybe you want to try your hand at any of the above? We want to share your art! Read directions on how to submit your creative work below:

For submissions: Send your short story or poem (150 words or less) or a photo of your artwork to with the words “Creative Corner” in the subject line. Please include which Florida city you currently live in to ensure that your work will be published in your local edition. Artwork must be before the 15th of every month, otherwise it will be held as potential news for the following issue’s publication. Include your name, phone number and address. Work is published on a basis of what space is available. 

Creative Corner Submissions for February

A series of senryū by Stephen Lindow

Skylarks dart
around me love
who today is 100 
The sea knows
how far nowhere is,
and will take you, if you let it 
The poem walked
all the way from Mongolia
to enter my mouth 
Three raccoons
unfastened the wingnuts
on the engine block 
If you fly straight
you won't get dizzy!

“Imagination” by Elyse Van Breemen

I imagine 
Can you imagine too? 
Imagination is a good thing to do  
First you imagine 
Then you make things come true  
Imagine the sky 
Imagine the ground
Imagine flowers growing around 
Imagine the stars 
Imagine the sun 
Imagine you’re having lots of fun 
What does imagination do for you? 
It helps you make your dreams come true. 
Image by Luisella Planeta Leoni from Pixabay

“Musings from the Bell Rose Diner” by Bill Winters

I recall when fast food was at the chrome, train shaped building called “the diner” from the short order cook. Rocco was the Michelangelo of his craft. Ten orders simultaneously. Piles of cooked bacon. A Mount Olympus of hash browns. Eggs over easy surrounded by scrambled eggs. One misguided poached one for the only trucker who ate healthy. Rocco's hands a blur like a Buddy Rich drum solo. And yet he could converse on the Yankees or LBJ's War on Poverty. And a sixth sense about the popping of the eight-slice toaster. How Joe and Alice, Egan and I watched intently while reliving the nights highlights. Where have all the diners gone, long time passing? 

“Your Card” by William Aldinger

I received your card today, what lovely things you say 
Much to my surprise, your words bring tears to my eyes 
I didn’t plan on falling in love, life’s secret from above 
You awake feelings inside of me, I thought never to be 
How our love has grown, a closer friend I’ve never know 
I’m glad you feel this way, happiness is ours each day 
You are so special my dear, your love is very clear 
In my life there’s no doubt, what our attraction is about 
Raising passion’s inside of me, passion’s I thought would never be 
Freshness of your charming smile, gives me comfort all the while 
I’m grateful our life’s we share, no question we really care 
No matter what life may bring, you are always my everything 
My heart I pledge to you, my love tender and true 

Lonely Street” by Chaim Freiberg 

Red, yellow, green, 
The street-lights keep changing as before 
As if nothing has changed. 
What has changed then? 
I wait for a car to pass by,
A reminder that we are still real 
In this unreality. 
Perhaps we are only dreaming? 
The street-lights at the corner are a glimmer of hope 
That we might wake up to find out 
That someone is still waiting 


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