Our new background image for this issue is of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains taken in the state of Tennessee. There is nothing quite like the majesty of a mountain view to lift one’s spirits. This landscape image was captured by BlueRidgeKitties | Flickr and you can view more of the photographer’s fine images at the link.
With this issue it is a privilege for us here at TINYWORDS to present more new and known voices from around the globe. Congratulations to Barbara Kaufman and Marianne Paul, who open the new issue with their winning poems inspired by our prompt image by “Knowsphotos” titled “Cadillac Mountain Sunrise.” Their poems are featured below. As always, many fine offerings make the archive well worth reading.
Thanks to TINYWORDS Assistant Editors Polona Oblak and Ruth Holzer, and to founding editor Dylan Tweney, who also serves as our technical advisor and web page designer.
To all of the poets who sent in their poems for 21.2, and to the readers who return year after year, we again say thank you.
We wish you all the very best now and in the seasons ahead.
the last of summer’s heat
my old bones
— Barbara Kaufmann
following the sun
the barnacled back
of a gray whale
— Marianne Paul