Pancakes for Peace Poem


_MG_5762 “Flippers” and


butter and


real maple syrup,

and coffee with cream.

"Flipper" Peter Ratner

“Flipper” Peter Ratner


Pancakes for Peace?

Maybe next year,

(why not dream big?)

when we gather again,

we’ll have pancakes and peace

with nothing to fear,

nothing to dread –

"Flitter" Andy Holcombe

“Flitter” Andy Holcombe

no wars, no foes –

just peace

and justice for all.

‘Till then

I’ll hold in my head

a morning’s vision

of plum blossoms,

pear blossoms,

Egg Hunt

Egg Hunt

cute kids with baskets

hunting for eggs.

A gentle,


Easter day scene.

 And, oh, those pancakes –

Pancakes for Peace, March 27th, 8:00am - 1:00pm @ CARD Center

Pancakes for Peace, March 27th, 8:00am – 1:00pm @ CARD Center

I’ll never forget,

the best on Earth –

I’ll make you a bet!

             Karen Laslo





























Happy (real) New Year!

IMG_1448Moon 2010

Winter Solstice

     The long dark night

bears down on me

as heavy as

my old wool coat.

     The shortest day

bundles me up –

long underwear,

hat, gloves, scarf,

stiffened jacket crackles

in the frosty air.

The sun casts my shadow

wan upon the garden path.

     Winter colors –

grey, brown, dark green –

shall wear,

       not tomorrow,


                     the yellow of the daffodil.


by Karen Laslo 12/97