Luann Landon is the author of Dinner at Miss Lady's, a memoir-cookbook; and of South Bound, a collection of narrative poems. Her book of haiku, Spider Shallow Coral Bells, will be published in 2020. She lives in Sewanee, Tennessee.
Feasting on carrot leaves and honeysuckle,
on hollyhock and cabbage,
darting between tangles of telephone wire,
the color of fire seen through the stained-glass window
of a cathedral,
mythic-green, paradox-blue, some with seven orange spots,
like pages ripped from the memoir of a rainbow,
classified by size or sex, born in late September, early June,
In his editor's note for the Spring 2021 issue, SR editor Adam Ross reminds us that spring is a time to dwell in inevitability and uncertainty. "The leaves," as he says, "bud in spite of us.” And this season of change and healing brings with it recommendations that ask us to bear witness, to re-examine ourselves and our sense of understanding.