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Featured Works: Week of March 30 (Contemplation)

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 Coming back from a lengthy hiatus, Wild Violet is resuming a weekly schedule, because in these days of quarantine and self-isolation, we need the arts more than ever. This week’s contributors write about quiet moments, about connections with nature and with each other.   “Kindness” by Carole Phillips shows how a solitary moment becomes an opportunity for solace from a stranger. “Where the Skin Breaks” by Raymond Philip Asaph ponders how the immutable beauty of a peach can become spiritual. “Overcast evening” by Ayaz Daryl Nielsen, a haiku, captures the feel...

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Featured Works: Week of Aug 12 (August)

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Baltimore Harbor, photo by Alyce Wilson As summer winds to an end in the Northern Hemisphere, our contributors reflect on the season. “August Hymn” by Anthony Botti evokes the sultry feel of the end of summer. “The Porch” by Christine Kelley shares a blurry memory of babyhood. “Abundance” by David Sapp captures one perfect summer moment. “Susquehanna” by Christine Kelley recalls a hot day at the river’s edge with blunt...

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Featured Works: Week of May 27 (Contemplating Nature)

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As the earth warms in the Northern Hemisphere and more greenery comes into view, we become more aware of the natural world that surrounds us. This week’s contributors share where nature takes them. “Isolation in a Passenger Car” by Keith Moul shares the view, descending from the Rockies on a train. “Emily as the Lavender Irises Burst” by Darren C. Demaree paints an artist’s view of twilight. “Mushroom” by David Sapp takes a close-up look at an unexpected natural discovery. “The Romantic” by David Sapp shares a personal reaction to nature and its intersection with...

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Featured Works: Week of May 20 (Spring)

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Spring has been a long time coming in the Northern Hemisphere, but it is finally here. Our contributors celebrate the changing of the seasons. “Riparian Life” by John Zedolik accompanies Canadian geese back south with the spring warmth. In “I Could Be Charlemagne,” David Sapp observes the power of natural forces. With “What Home Garden,” photographer Keith Moul provides a close-up view of a...

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Featured Works: Week of April 1 (Relationships)

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Relationships are among the most important experiences of life, and this week’s contributors look at a variety of kinds. “That Month My Mother Begged to Wait with Her in the Dark” by Lyn Lifshin reflects on a mother-daughter relationship and its changes. “Mama’s Boy” by Robert Pfeiffer shares a son’s perspective on his connection to his mother. “Lunch, 1968” by Stuart Michaelson looks at how friendship can be complicated by external forces, such as race and politics. “Chicken Noodle Soup Maiden” by Stuart Michaelson depicts a creative young boy’s...

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Featured Works: Week of March 18 (Early Spring)

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The last gasps of winter weather strike the Northern Hemisphere, as more and more, we see hints of growing warmth. This week’s contributors look at Spring. “Spring Came Early This Year” by Michael H. Brownstein proffers the first glimpses of spring. “Raw” by Jenica Lodde depicts twin distractions of spring and motherhood. “Dusk at Preston Montford” by Brian Cronwell gives us a snapshot of spring in Shropshire,...

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