May–June 2017

by Jon KaneGreen Dragon

by Jon Kane
2.75 x 4.5 inches
watercolor on paper
Jon writes: “Woodland plants, though native, evoke such exotic reflection, and so it is with the Green Dragon
(Arisaema dracontium), having a flower spathe that resembles a fire-breathing dragon’s tongue, and a unique single-leaf structure with leaflets that spread like wings. The Jabberwock . . . comes whiffling through the tulgey wood! My work offers a moment to quietly embrace the simple elegance of the natural world.” John’s next exhibition, “Live Edges,” will be at Clowes Hall from Oct. 24 through Nov. 27. You can also find him at the Carmel International Arts Festival Sept. 23–24, and at jonathankanefineart.blogspot.com

 
CONTENTS
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Our Community
Walk softly and travel light.
JEANNE MELCHIOR
Planting the Seeds of Potential
Nourishing the inner garden.
ROSE MARY O’MALLEY
Tell Me What You Think
A poem.
DAN CARPENTER
My Garden Rites of Spring
A poem.
FREDERICK MICHAELS
Smokey the Bear Sutra
Still worth chanting after all these years.
GARY SNYDER
Stinging Lessons
What the little sisters taught me about bias.
ELSA F. KRAMER
Queen Anne’s Lace
A poem.
JARED CARTER
What Can the Truth Do for Us?
It can free us from our comfortable illusions.
JIM WALLIS
Aunt Ollie’s Song
Words of wisdom from an elder.
OLLAH TOPF and DAN WAKEFIELD
Holistic Vitality
The Divine spirit manifests from within.
JOHN COLE
Grandma’s Garden
A poem.
MONA LOUISE BROWN
Emptying
Clearing internal space allows for more awareness.
DIANA J. ENSIGN
Early Morning Manna at Grandma’s
A poem.
DENISE C. BUSCHMANN
David Amram and Dan Wakefield
Still fostering creativity in others.
THOMAS P. HEALY
Greening
A poem.
SAMUEL T. FRANKLIN

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