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Thursday, April 19, 2012

Variety Poetry: Jewel Leann Williams

And National Poetry Month Celebration continues with a poem from Jewel Leann Williams.
Leann sent me three poems to consider and I knew the minute I read her first one, it must be posted. You will probably feel the same. 

From Leann:
This first was from a poetry challenge, which was to use the words red, marble, and bloom in a poem of exactly 20 lines....

Fill to bursting, screams of red
barely kept behind my teeth
Pulse throbbing, pounding rage
boiling in my blood to seethe
Jaw clenching, eyes burning
Brow marbled by bulging veins
Black roses, stinking deathweed
Brought to bloom by your cursed name

Fortune reversed, a thin line crossed
Anger at gifts received and lost

When scarlet was a lover's hue
barely kept within my breast
Pulses throbbing, not with rage
Heavy in my blood to rest
Eyes burning, passion's fire
Skin marbled by teasing flame
Softest petals, satin bloom
Fell like blessings from your name

Passion seeded reigns eternal
Given, blessed--lost, infernal.

{I'm sighing right now, even though I'm not sure it's the right reaction. Still. I loved it. :)}

1 comment:

  1. Wow, thanks Ranee'!

    Leann (Jewel Leann Williams)


About Me!

I've been writing since I was old enough to grasp a crayon--my grandma even has an early copy of a "book" I made her. I have a bachelor's degree in history from the University of Wyoming and will (hopefully) soon be starting a graduate program in English. When I'm not breaking up impromptu UFC fights in the living room or losing miserably to my boys at Uno, I'm ... well, writing or editing, of course! I'm married to my best friend, and we have three rambunctious but simply amazing little boys.


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