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Dear Friends,

I started A VISION AND A VERSE in May, 2012;  it felt like a big step creatively – a stepping off point. The first issue launched on the Full Wesak Moon that month.

On the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 landing on the moon, I wanted to share that inaugural issue with you. It’s especially appropriate as this is also the 50th issue of A VISION AND A VERSE.

For me, the moon is and always will be full of mystery and magic; as is “the magical and intoxicating power of America”.

The moon landing achieved what human-kind had considered impossible.  Humanity around the globe celebrated with us. Let this remind us of what America can achieve when we have a shared vision and a higher purpose.

 



July 20 - The Apollo 11 Moon Landing



 

 

Full Wesak Moon, calm
Buddha flower, gracious face

chased by fickle clouds.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Once handed out on street corners, it seemed right to update the broadside* form for our electronic age's street corner - the web. Welcome to A VISION AND A VERSE, an e-Broadside. Four to six times a year, I'll showcase a featured image and poem of mine, matching them on a seasonal or timely theme.

A seasonal celebration and a sharing of my creative process, I hope you'll want to subscribe to future issues. Click here for a free subscription

Margaret McCarthy

*A broadside is a large sheet of paper printed on one side only. Historically, broadsides were posters, announcing events or proclamations, or simply advertisements. Today, broadside printing is done by many smaller printers and publishers as a fine art variant, with poems often being available as broadsides, intended to be framed and hung on the wall.
-From Wikipedia