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Embodiment of Prometheus by Willow Rose

Embodiment of Prometheus

by Willow Rose

All creatures share earth, water, and air; but fire was a gift to humans alone. Smoking cigarettes is as intimate as we can become with… Read More
 
Sylvia Plath Says Goodnight to Her Son by Willow Rose

Sylvia Plath Says Goodnight to Her Son by Willow Rose

Wiping those poetic hands on her apron; Sylvia Plath is feeling overcome by the sensation of desire in her heated kitchen; “Lady Lazarus” in agony pours milk for her son and kisses him goodnight; sometimes not quite so torn she feels the power tonight; her mind starts to crave her amorous lover; The art they Read More
 
Okras~ by Willow Rose

Okras~

I sits here and wonders ’bout questions to God Like why he made okra so slimy and why avocadoes gots seeds. I guess those is my vegetable questions. Then I sits here and wonders why I just sits here and wonders and why I isn’t out lookin… So I looks . So I sees. I Read More
 
WS 2 Sylvia Plath Says Goodnight to Her Son~ by Willow

Sylvia Plath Says Goodnight to Her Son~

Wiping those poetic hands on her apron; Sylvia Plath is feeling overcome by the sensation of desire in her heated kitchen; “Lady Lazarus” in agony pours milk for her son and kisses him goodnight; sometimes not quite so torn she feels the power tonight; her mind starts to crave her amorous lover; The art they Read More
 
Highway Eulogy by Willow Rose

Highway Eulogy

By Willow Rose

Thoughts best left unsaid appear; peripheral nudge in my mind’s ear. And the radio blares and the fingers jab at buttons I can’t see; Eyes off the road again, adjusting the A. C.; Best left unsaid roll around my head as ribbons of road unravel; thoughts of crashing through iron guard-rails; arcing in mid-air a Read More
 
Six Critical Questions About Poetry- Part 3 Sound Devices Are there sound devices?

Sound Devices~ Part 3

Six Critical Questions About Poetry

Sound Devices  Part 3 Are there sound devices? True, some poems depend heavily on sharpness of images and do not make use of such techniques as rhyme, assonance, alliteration, consonance, and onomatopoeia. However, the writing of poetry is a discipline and sound devices are part of the criteria that define poetry, thus poems lacking sound Read More
 
Losing the Wekiwa by Willow Rose

Losing the Wekiwa

by Willow Rose

Swamp still and stagnant, a sudden ebb to its flow; No shimmering in the sunlight, just moving turgid and slow. Our last time at the cabin, primitive and unseen; like the other cabin owners we had painted it green, kept the river clean and blended in. Ours was the best of all I thought. The Read More