Featured Works: Week of June 1 (Early Summer)

By on May 31, 2015 in Issue Archives

Peaceful Morning

As the days grow warmer and the last vestiges of Spring disappear from even the coldest parts of the Northern Hemisphere, our contributors take us through the transition from Spring to Summer.

High Mountain Melt in Wyoming,” a poem by Larsen Bowker, encapsulates a boy’s experience of spring freedom.

Molted,” a haiku by Donald Gaither, depicts a common sight in North America over summertime.

Particles of Me,” a poem by John Szabo, intertwines the cycle of life with rich summer beach imagery.

Lingering Scent of the Divine Light,” a poem by Larsen Bowker, recalls the golden summery hues of a personal memory.


Alyce Wilson is the editor of Wild Violet and in her copious spare time writes humor, non-fiction, fiction and poetry and infrequently keeps an online journal. Her first chapbook, Picturebook of the Martyrs; her e-book/pamphlet, Stay Out of the Bin! An Editor's Tips on Getting Published in Lit Mags ; her book of essays and columns, The Art of Life; her humorous nonfiction ebook, Dedicated Idiocy: How Monty Python Fandom Changed My Life, and her newest poetry collection, Owning the Ghosts, can all be ordered from her Web site, AlyceWilson.com. In late 2019, she published a volume of poetry by her third great-grandfather, Reading's Physician Poet: Poems by Dr. James Meredith Mathews, which also contains genealogical information about the Mathews family. She lives with her husband and son in the Philadelphia area and takes far too many photos of her handsome, creative son, nicknamed Kung Fu Panda.