Moondance; Celebrating Creative Women
Poetry>

Musings From the Universe

Moondance
Sections

Cover
Arts
Department
Columns
Fiction
Inspirations
Non-Fiction
Opinions
Poetry
Song &
Story
Cosmic
Connections
Letters to
the Editor
Awards &
Webrings
About
Moondance
Have A
Submission?
Write
to Us
Meet the
Poetry Team
The Ten
Commandments
of Creative
Women

Winter Wrens

On southern prairies
in the lean ribs of winter
the wrens fall from the trees,
oaks, mainly, or mesquite,
the brown leaves of their bodies
tumbling. You never know
where the cold wind will push them,
if it will be, capricious, near the brittle thatch
where the hungry tomcat waits.
You only know, somehow,
their song has stilled somewhere
in the brown and gray mottle of their throats
and they have realized the nearness
of death. The vulnerable underbelly of life;
faith, yes faith, is the only redeemer
of the world and without it -- well . . .
                              ~
There are warm days when I dash from my office oblivious.
There are days when the winter wrens, the dry grass
      and the prowling cat
don't exist but slowly and far away, yet others

I return to my desk, jot the bones of a poem or,
      without any rhyme or reason,
      just drop down and pray.

by B. S. Allen

     

Twig in the Sun by Julie Lance

"Twig in the Sun"
By Julie Lance


     

B. S. Allen, 49, resides on a small farm in the hill country of central Texas. Self-educated in the artform, the love of nature and mankind, and their kinship to a higher Power, are the cornerstones for her writing.

"If a writer can evoke, by the use of imagery and sound, an enlightenment of unexpected emotion from the reader; this universal connection: unfettered feeling, and the beauty transcends the barriers we have set for ourselves and our fellow man, it is then, and only then, that the writer has earned the title, Poet. Whether I achieve this title or not, I leave judgment to you, the reader."

- --B.S. Allen, 10/26/99

   
 
More Poetry
   
 

Write Us!
 
[ Cover ] [ Arts Department ] [ Columns ]
[ Cosmic Connections ] [ Fiction ] [ Non-Fiction ]
[ Opinions ] [ Poetry ] [ Song and Story ]
[ Inspirations ] [ About Moondance ]
[ The Ten Commandments of Creative Women ]
[ Awards and Web Rings ]
[ Letters To The Editor ]
 
Have a Submission?

Meet the Poetry Team

TO THE TOP

Valid HTML 4.0!