!!Announcement!! New Blog and Poetry Challenge

Greetings friends and poetry lovers,

I’d like to invite you to check out my new blog Astra Poetica, where I post weekly as part of an ongoing Fifty-Two Forms Poetry Challenge. In order to promote the challenge, I’ll be sharing an original poem in a unique poetic form every day over the course of the next ten days. My first randomly selected poetic form was: The Gwawdodyn.

“Snowdon from Nantlle Valley,” by Welsh painter 
Sir Kyffin Williams R.A.

Week One: The Gwawdodyn

Sons of Abraham (An Original Gwawdodyn)

Tell me all you Sons of Abraham
Spilling sacred blood for sacred land:
Do your daughters weep to see the slaughter
Of so many sacrificial lambs?

Click here to learn more about the gwawdodyn form.

Click here to learn more about the Fifty-Two Form Poetry Challenge.

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Featured Poem: “A Blessing” – James Wright

A Blessing

James Wright – 1927-1980

A Blessing

Just off the highway to Rochester, Minnesota,
Twilight bounds softly forth on the grass.
And the eyes of those two Indian ponies
Darken with kindness.
They have come gladly out of the willows
To welcome my friend and me.
We step over the barbed wire into the pasture
Where they have been grazing all day, alone.
They ripple tensely, they can hardly contain their happiness
That we have come.
They bow shyly as wet swans. They love each other.
There is no loneliness like theirs.
At home once more,
They begin munching the young tufts of spring in the darkness.
I would like to hold the slenderer one in my arms,
For she has walked over to me
And nuzzled my left hand.
She is black and white,
Her mane falls wild on her forehead,
And the light breeze moves me to caress her long ear
That is delicate as the skin over a girl’s wrist.
Suddenly I realize
That if I stepped out of my body I would break
Into blossom.