While summer is often considered a time for exploration, it can also be a great time for reflection. This week’s contributors meditate on life, both literally and figuratively.
A poem by Jada Yee, “Follow the Recipe,” captures the sort of meditation caused by everyday actions.
In a short story by Laurence Levey, “Yidiot,” a man attends a meditation class and comes to some unexpected self-realizations.
Lana Bella’s poem, “Facing East on Basho Pond,” evokes a well-known poet with an intensity of imagery.
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
; her e-book/pamphlet, Stay Out of the Bin! An Editor's Tips on Getting Published in Lit Mags
(which she plans to update this year); her book of essays and columns, The Art of Life
; and her humorous nonfiction ebook, Dedicated Idiocy: How Monty Python Fandom Changed My Life
, can all be ordered from her Web site, AlyceWilson.com
. She lives with her husband, cat and son in the Philadelphia area and takes far too many photos of her handsome, creative first grader, nicknamed Kung Fu Panda.