1. Teddy-Bear by Steven Jacobson

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    April 5, 2016 by northerncardinalreview

    eyes grey and granite, sparkling and shining, like the moon light luminously across the lake. beard soft and shaggy like …
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  2. Between the windshield by Tennae Maki

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    April 1, 2016 by northerncardinalreview

    I struggled to diverge my eyes away from the dust of the highway.   The high noon sun seared through …
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  3. Evening Comes by Sarah Rehfeldt

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    March 27, 2016 by northerncardinalreview

    A mountain draws in deeper root, tangle, trunk, cloud – the whole of branches threaded through it. This hour – …
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  4. Chokecherry by Ilona Martonfi

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    March 1, 2016 by northerncardinalreview

    You were raised on grandmother Kisanyuka’s vegetable soups and rock ‘n’ roll. Blue plum gombóc, dumplings. Stuffed cabbage. And talked …
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  5. Love’s First Balcony Scene by John Middlebrook

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    February 14, 2016 by northerncardinalreview

    New love– all-consuming– claims to be worth all the trouble it makes, as it blindly adopts and proffers hope. But …
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  6. A Bug’s Life by Denis Robillard

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    February 1, 2016 by northerncardinalreview

    ‘Small gnats mourn in a wailful choir.”    Keats There is a wasp cemetery on the patio rug, lined up with …
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  7. Snowfall by Brandon Douglass

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    January 17, 2016 by northerncardinalreview

    out the window slick pure white marrow blankets like angels ash falls coming down child’s play, wild-eyed pratfalls a pack …
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  8. The Way by Brandon Douglass

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    January 13, 2016 by northerncardinalreview

    The way tall, tall pines acquiesce naked dignified, bare of green leaf balmy night birdsongs. Roots drunk beneath not yet …
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  9. The Wisdom of Trees by Linda M. Crate

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    January 1, 2016 by northerncardinalreview

    i wonder if trees grieve when they see others of their own kind chopped down, no longer with their dapper …
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  10. Mobility Training by David Jibson

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    December 30, 2015 by northerncardinalreview

    The tip of her white cane weaves back and forth sniffing at the sidewalk in front of her like the …
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  11. Snowy Owl by Jennifer Ruth Jackson

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    December 19, 2015 by northerncardinalreview

    It swooped Talons tickling snow Speckled white ascending An angel against gray skies Carrying God’s majesty And a lemming for …
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  12. Winter In New England by Joan McNerny

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    December 15, 2015 by northerncardinalreview

    Night drops like a hammer. All day sludge grey snow, slivers of ice.    Fear of falling on paths covered with …
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