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It is always a joy and a thrill to have a poem accepted by a literary magazine. My poem, “What They Said When Io Ran,” was published by the Amethyst Review: New Writing Engaging with the Sacred. The Amethyst Review is one of my favorite literary magazines because it focuses on work that specifically explores the intersection of faith and writing. As a writer, this is one of my favorite themes.
I am delighted to be included in Amethyst Review and I hope that you will take a moment to explore the pages of their magazine as well as to consider my poem, which I have reblogged here.
What They Said When Io Ran
The sages of the ages past
Tried their best to lock away
The knowledge of what words can do
They should not keep them from you
They will try to chain you with meter
And clip your wings with rhyme
Say that you are not good enough
Because you cannot write like them
Because your iambs are trochees and your lines stumble on broken feet-
But they do not see
That you are writing a new song
They do not see
That a new language is required
To tell the world of how you were
………………But never silenced.
When Io ran, they claimed she liked the chase
When Daphne transformed into a tree
Rather than embrace her rapist
They said, how lovely is the laurel
And used her arms to crown…
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Invitation to Poetry by Romanian poet Mihai Brinais is a brief heartfelt collection that encourages the reader to explore the themes of love and nature through the written word.
Did no one tell you you were beautiful? Let me tell you every day. Come to me, my darling, Let me wipe your tears away. When the road is weary And you just don't feel as strong Come to me, my darling, Let me hold you in my song. When your bones are… Continue reading Poem: Valentine