Fall-Winter 2009




Prairie clover photo (left) by
Jack Shouba.

"After the Storm" painting by
Marilynn Brandenburger.

Witch hazel photo by
Jason Sturner.

Illinois White

Wilda Morris

I did not want
to return from Mexico
to Illinois where snow
covered everything.
My breath was visible
as I deplaned
through the walkway
into O’Hare.
But I went out
next morning
into air so crisp,
into a world alive
with white:
white on,
white against,
white around,
white above
as new flakes fell,
a world painted,
molded, brushed
with its own
particular light.