Apricots and gillyflowers."
--Sara Coleridge, Pretty Lessons in Verse.
Getting right to it, columns for this issue are: "Consider This," by LC Van Savage; "Cooking with Rod" by Rod Cohenour; "Introspective" by Thomas F. O'Niell; "View from My Back Steps" by John I. Blair; "Sifoddling Along" by Marilyn Carnell; "Armchair Genealogy" by Melinda Cohenour; "Irish Eyes" by Mattie Lennon; and "On Trek" by Judith Kroll aka Featherwind.
Phillip Hennessy's poem for July is "It's Hard to Love Someone;" John I. Blair's two are: "Cat Behind Glass" and "How Often." Bruce Clifford's two are: "Each Word in a Song" and "Sailboat Lake."
Bud Lemire's five poems are "New Awareness," "Spring into Summer," "The Traveler on a Bike," "A Seagull's Flight," and "Peeking Around Corners."
Here we are, Mike, at the end of June and presenting the July issue despite extreme triple digit weather most of the month. Once again I must declare how grateful I am for your expertise as well as your friendship and support in this endeavor.
See you in August.