In Bali, after the rice fields are harvested, ducklings are herded into the fields to do their share in helping prepare and fertilize the rice paddies for the next the planting. They waddle in quaking and honking and set to work irrigating the land as they dig their beaks and webbed feet into the watery sludge, gobbling up worms, eels, and insects. It is amazingly relaxing to watch these little fuzzy guys do their thing. So, sit back and enjoy…
Visual Artist & Usui Reiki Master Teacher Itshanapa Dail Chambers is a social entrepreneur, published author, lecturer and community arts organizer based in Saint Louis, Missouri.
Every time we visit Saint Louis, we have to go to Dressel’s Public House in the Central West End. For years, when we lived in the Lou, this was our favorite hangout because of the pubs warm comfy cozy wood and brick interior. We always like to grab a seat by the fireplace, or sip on a drink at the bar and stare at the walls lined with pictures of famous poets and jazz musicians.
Train chatter along smooth tracks glide A man spits morning on the station platform Plastic ribbons of red + white stream Christmas Portuguese style #8 to Lisbon seats 55 + 57 Whooping cough kid– smell of dirty diaper Cigarette tongues fill cargo with smoke scents familiar + comforting Warm sun flickers in trees as train […]
Kallie Falandays is the author of Dovetail Down the House (Burnside Review, 2016). You can read her work in The Journal, CutBank, Black Warrior Review, Salt Hill, Puerto del Sol, and elsewhere. She runs Tell Tell Poetry.
Monkey Temple: Video from The Swayambhunath temple in Kathmandu, Nepal
Music by Temple Ladders