I love to write fantasy/thriller fiction, mixing real life scenarios with the fantastic. What I can’t seem to write is poetry. This beautiful form of expression simply eludes me. But, there are some excellent poets out there and this week I wanted to showcase two lovely poems for your reading enjoyment.
by Richard L. Weatherly © 2012
A keening wind howls
through lodgepole pines,
rays of golden sunlight shines
glistening on quaking aspen leaves
and dance in the frosty morn.
The powerful bull elk crashes
from tree line,
tossing antlers like tree branches,
sharp tines, ready for a fight.
With dark-brown head and mane,
he prances forth – tawny back and shoulder muscles ripple.
Bull elk trumpets his mating call,
warning rivals, and an invitation to the herd.
Hot vapors hover over a verdant meadow
Brisk morning air, valley sprawls
beneath a hovering mist.
Home to the herd of elk cows with calves,
gathered while grazing,
drawn to gurgling
in the rippling brook.
A cow answers the bull elk’s call.
Life’s cycle is serene
in the valley of the meandering stream
where Nature’s beauty reigns supreme.
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Richard L. Weatherly © 2012
by Rachel Weisserman
We would bind feathers to our feet and run
across the waves to where sea met sky,
clouds washed white by wind.
We’d dare each other to stroke the scales
of the snake that curled around us,
big and warm and sleeping.
I would race to touch its nose
and dash laughing over the sea
but you would stay to brush
your fingertips along its scales,
shining in the sun like waves.
I tore you away when it moved,
the tail shaking, the tongue flicking
from between its blunted lips,
my legs shaking as I thought of its teeth.
But your hand stayed outstretched,
wet and shining like scales,
wet and shining like waves.
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Wow, right? These two poems were so good I thought I’d start with them. I’m sure the authors would love to hear your comments – please let us know what you think of them.