Tuesday, March 29, 2011

A Small Serving of Spring Darkness

As an antidote to this brilliant (but cold) spring sunlight, here's a small serving of poetic darkness. The editor of RALPH: The Review of Arts, Literature, Philosophy and the Humanities asked to reprint "Arms of the Snake," a piece of mine that first appeared in Blackbird: an online journal of literature and the arts. This is a poem that arrived unbidden, a duende-fueled surprise, even to me. Read on:

Arms of the Snake

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6 comments:

Annie said...

Such a great poem! I love it. The swirl of branches is a perfect shot for it as well.

Christine said...

Why thanks, Annie! Funny how this piece keeps resurfacing ... seems to have a mind of its own. Happy spring!

Deborah Batterman said...

How fantastic to return to a familiar poem -- and, yet, reading only reminds me how much I miss you -- talking about poetry, sharing it, etc. Blogs and e-mails, I suppose, are the next best thing. The photo paired with the poem is equally wonderful.

Christine said...

Thank you, dear Deborah! We will have to take a walk and enjoy a long conversation SOON. Miss you, too!

C.M. Mayo said...

Oh, glorious!

Christine said...

Thanks, Ms. Mayo ... I trust you are well and writing.