In the Northeastern United States, where I live, the weather is wavering between warmth and coolness. But on many days, as this past weekend, one last burst of heat blooms, as summer takes a last stand. This week’s contributors celebrate the beauty of warm weather.
Emily Strauss, in her poem, “Settling Into Outside,” explores the transformation brought by spending time outdoors.
John Grey’s poem, “Train Through Nebraska,” depicts the scenery out a train traveling through the Midwestern U.S.
Stephanie DeLusé, in her essay, “My Morning with a Tree,” discovers inner truth through gardening.
Alyce Wilson is the editor of Wild Violet
and in her copious spare time writes humor, non-fiction, fiction and poetry, keeps an online journal,
and is working on a book, Belated Mommy: How to Cope With Being an Older Mom.
Her first chapbook, Picturebook of the Martyrs,
and her e-book/pamphlet, Stay Out of the Bin! An Editor's Tips on Getting Published in Lit Mags
(which she plans to update soon) and her book of essays and columns, The Art of Life,
can be ordered from her Web site, AlyceWilson.com
. She lives with her husband in the Philadelphia area and takes far too many photos of her attractive cat, Luke, and handsome toddler, nicknamed Kung Fu Panda.