The new issue of the Sustainable Lehigh Valley booklet is loaded with creative writing and art, and a majority of the content comes from students — both high school and college — and young adults here in the Lehigh Valley. You can read it online or download the full PDF edition, which is formatted in two-page spreads so it's similar to reading the printed booklet. Print … [Read more...] about You’ll love the new issue of the Sustainable Lehigh Valley booklet!
Audrey Crocco The wind-swept field, summoning the waltz of the wild violet. Deliriously swaying to the whir of the world like the lick of a flame. But the wave of lush purple warmly regards its atmosphere, selflessly. Of intimate mornings and autumnal sky, riverbanks and neighboring marigolds. The mellow incense of the herbaceous plants garnish the air. Pollen that wafts to … [Read more...] about Earthly Murals
Hannah Flaven Bear witness now to an evil act Ever careful to separate lies from fact See this mom of many children Shaking and heaving Knowing that soon this form She may be leaving Body pushed past the limit Glassy eyes begging of you Enough is enough But why not see it through A kick to the ribs A knife to the gut Even those who feel bad Can’t help but make a cut They … [Read more...] about Terminally Ill
Zoe Lachter These emerald ferns that swing and sway And sing in their own emerald way Though often the lilies have more to say I listen to them most They whisper your name once or twice Their syllables fast and precise Then stop, they know that will suffice To bring me back your ghost We’ll sit in sunlight leopard spots Who’ve dripped through branches’ leaves and knots My … [Read more...] about Emerald
Seeing in the Dark
by Kate Brandes 5:45 PM. The sun sets in ten minutes. I leave my house and walk down Linden Lane in the direction of the woods and open fields. I carry no flashlight, no phone. My intention is to walk out there in the dark, alone. This walk is inspired by another one a few weeks ago when I chaperoned my fourth grader’s overnight field trip to the Poconos. … [Read more...] about Seeing in the Dark
Reawakening: A Story of Spring
by Jamie Ratchford The first rain of spring came as I sat inside my house on a warm April afternoon. My sister rushed over to tell me so I wouldn’t miss it. “Come quick,” she said. We stood at the back door watching the sky pour, peering eagerly through the glass pane. But that wasn’t enough. We needed to get closer. We needed to be a part of it. “Take off your … [Read more...] about Reawakening: A Story of Spring