Pen and Inks by Willowdown featured at Wordflair

The Pen and Ink art of  Willowdown is currently being featured at Wordflair.

His art work has appeared online and in print publications.

His poetry has been featured at Wordflair since 2009.

You will find his art at Willowdown Pen and Inks

You will find his poetry at Willowdown Poetry

A new poet will be featured each week of April, National Poetry Month.

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Sabresun Inducted into Poets Hall of Fame

We are pleased to announce that the work of Matt Clendon, aka Sabresun, is currently being spotlighted at Wordflair Community of poets and writers.

Matt’s pages will permanently reside in the Featured Poets Hall of Fame on Wordflair.

Congratulations! Matt, on being our newest inductee to the Poets Hall of Fame.

Stop by and take a look.

Submission Guidelines:  http://www.wordflair.net/guidelines.html

Clothes on the Line

Not in winter when ice
froze cotton to pins and the hands
turned ruby, raw with ache
from the chill,

but in autumn and spring,
and especially in summer
when the sun was ceding
to squall.

When the wind whipped the sheets
into great cracks and pops
and all of us ran
to bring the laundry in

before the first pelting rain
could fall. The smell of towels
fluffed with fresh air, and linens
wearing nature’s perfume,

even my father’s rough jeans…
The remembered scents of clothes
on the line recall the excitement
of outrunning the storm.

Come December, I’m ever so glad
for my dryer, but even then,
when I’m feeling too fragile
to hang clothes out on the line,

I reach for a random pin
and give it a face, red trousers,
black boots,  a trace of gold
for buttons and brass,

then I add it to the growing battalion
of soldiers consigned to a shelf,
nevermore to pin clothes
on the line.