Category The Art of Place

LOVER MOON

A slingshot moon, We’ll call him Lover Moon, Aiming for his luv-a, he calls her, Gropes for an ashen sky Stilling his hand Ice on his wrist Chilling Mr. Cosmos His ethos chilled along. On a rock propelled toward The lover, a star of the night shows, Remains at arms length Distant as any planet […]

Places of Escape

By Daneel Ferreira. Some nights I have a recurring dream about being on the run from hitmen. This dream has been plaguing me since childhood. I am in an Italian village during the Second World War. It’s a dark summer night. The time varies each time I have the dream. It’s very late at night […]

Change

Place. What is that? Sometimes we feel out of place, sometimes we feel right at home. Home is a place, a place of peace, of calm, of safety. Some days I have an uneasy feeling that something is out of place in my life. There are so many places we can be. We can travel […]

The Epic Adventure (Part 2)

Cooper Riach and his family came from Australia to Namibia for his dad’s work. After their return to Australia his mother, Jodie, shared some of the letters he wrote to his classmates about the epic adventure they had. This is the second in a series of four.   Dear Miss P and Class, Hello everyone, […]

The Epic Adventure (Part 1)

Cooper Riach and his family came from Australia to Namibia for his dad’s work. After their return to Australia his mother, Jodie, shared some of the letters he wrote to his classmates about the epic adventure they had. This is the first in a series of four.   Dear Miss P and Class, Hello everyone, […]

The giving and receiving of belonging

by Jake Belder. Reading Tala Strauss’ recent piece, ‘Longing for a Home’, was a catalyst to once again spending some time dwelling on an idea that I often think about – belonging. I’ve long been intrigued by the idea of belonging. What does it mean to belong, what does it look like to belong? Perhaps […]

The Art of “Just” Being: The Overachiever’s Lament

by Amy Case.  My husband and I have a phrase that captures a certain approach to life, an attitude and a bad habit: “Earning the right to breathe air.” This is one of our many catch phrases that have grown up in our efforts to communicate often complex emotional states we find ourselves in. My […]

3,000 Miles, Snakes and Memories… (part 2)

by Sarah Wolfe. A place that has a special hold on my kids, a hold it had on me when I was a kid. We have had this place in Colorado since I was four years old. When my dad built the house and garage that now stand there, we tore down an old barn […]

3,000 Miles, Snakes and Memories… (part 1)

by Sarah Wolfe.  We began at 4:00 am. We picked our mascot the night before, a giant blue Puffle…a stuffed, well, puff-ball of sorts. We had snacks sorted and we had the cooler with water. We had little surprises wrapped and we had stops planned. I had spent the required hours on Pinterest planning The Road Trip. We planned […]

Art

This is the last of our series “The Art of Place”. The next series of articles/poems/essays/editorials will be on “The Poetry of Being.” Now, therefore, a real piece of art: Sarah Hempel Irani, one of our contributors, is a sculptor at Hempel Studios. You can follow her on Facebook and twitter.