the summer our lips met, we were
two bright celestial bodies. sprawling constellations
pulsed tightly above our heads and
i knew them like the way i memorized
the galaxies that coursed through your upturned palms.
you still cannot fathom why, but
please know this:
our entangled fingers held
every nook and cranny of the milky way.
and i could have sworn
we were vaster than any cosmos, but
everyone knows the tide...
There are many signs and sounds that announce the natural awakening of the spring season. Clues articulating the sounds and signs drawing our attention to visions of regeneration are everywhere.
In some years, like this one however, Old Man Winter tries to stick around well past the official first day of spring.
There is one harbinger of spring that does not worry about cold weather hanging on or a late falling snow because this critter produces antifreeze that protects it from...
The second annual "Lorax Earth Day" is 1 - 6 p.m. April 21, Fox Environmental Center at Illick's Mill, 100 Illick's Mill Road, Bethlehem.
The indoor and outdoor family event is filled with games, music, films and food.
"Yertle the Turtle" animal displays, Faulkner Chevrolet Cadillac "Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are?" visit from a Chevy Volt hybrid car, "Red Fish Blue Fish" recycled arts and crafts, Natural Awakenings magazine "There's a Wocket in my...
Embassy Bank is inviting the submission of photographs of family members, neighbors and friends who have served or are serving in the armed forces for the third-annual Memorial Day weekend, May 26 - 28, "Our Hometown Heroes" display, SteelStacks, Bethehem.
The Memorial Day Celebration presented by Embassy Bank includes three days of music, family activities and programming.
"The response to 'Our Hometown Heroes' has been amazing with more than 200 images submitted over the past...
That clockwise beast called the hour
Weighed heavy on the backs of the old men
Who went to cemeteries to visit their history in stone
And fought to hold onto fleeting recollections
Of dances in the Summer evening
Painting a house some 'eggshell' shade of white
A game of chess on a stone patio whose perimeter was a balustrade in vibrant bloom
In time, on practiced schedules, they would leave
And come to learn that though...
To commemorate National Poetry Month in April, the Lehigh Valley Press presents the 8th annual Student Poetry Project on this page and B3 in the Focus section.
Students whose poems appear on this page have been invited to read their poems on "Lehigh Valley Arts Salon," 6 - 6:30 p.m. April 29, Lehigh Valley Community Public radio Station WDIY, 88.1, wdiy.org.
Students whose poems appear on this page each receive a $50 gift card to the State Theatre for the Arts. Students whose...
Pianist Michael Gurt and the Pennsylvania Sinfonia Orchestra, under the direction of Music Director Allan Birney, perform an all-Beethoven concert, 7:30 p.m. April 20, First Presbyterian Church, Cedar Crest and Tilghman streets, Allentown.
As Lehigh Valley audiences have gotten to know Gurt during his long association with the Sinfonia, they have come to love not only his insightful playing and whirlwind encores, but also his larger-than-life personality, Louisiana accent and the time...
Wavy hair, combat boots
dark eyes, old books
rosy cheeks, chapped lips
guitar strums, coffee sips
open minds, closed doors
free thoughts, tamed words
friends and lovers
cheeky grins, hair pins
raspy voices, bold choices
foot taps and finger snaps
long talks, have a sit
I am an accepted misfit
Age 13, Grade 8
Northampton Area Middle School
Following up on a successful excursion to the Philadelphia International Film Festival in October 2012, Civic Theatre of Allentown is host for a one-day excursion April 21 to the 21st Annual Tribeca International Film Festival, New York City.
At the festival, participants will see two highly-anticipated releases, "Whitewash," starting Thomas Hayden Church, and "Hide Your Smiling Faces."
"Everyone is invited to join us on this trip," said Michael Traupman, Managing Director of...
With each year of the Student Poetry Project, there are surprises.
Poetry is like that. And so is April, National Poetry Month. Can you say serendipity?
For the 8th annual Student Poetry Project, one poem in particular has quite a pedigree.
"Puerto Rico's Christmas in Bethlehem" by Carla Victoria Lugo was chosen by The Bach Choir of Bethlehem as one of four poems requested from 4th grade students at Freemansburg Elementary School to be featured on The Choir's new CD, "A...