Itasca Illinois Poetry & Willow Tree Dreams

Poets3 Published Poets Continued

A Serious Inquiry Posed by the Bread Box
 By William Wright Harris

William Wright Harris poetry has appeared in eight countries in such literary journals as The Cannon’s Mouth, Ascent Aspirations, generations and Write On!!! He is a student
at University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

By Joanna M. Weston

I tread the road to Timbuktu
a distance beyond the next dune

set my feet on vague tracks
touching strangers along the route

water heats against the camels’ thirst
as I strive my own comfort

and shrivel flesh to make the last mile
through ambition, hunger, and desire

while I cough sand, breathe acrid air
blink against the far white light

before the sun sheds earth
and I hunker down into cold night

JOANNA M. WESTON. Has had poetry, reviews, and short stories published in anthologies and journals for twenty-five years. Her middle-reader, ‘Those Blue Shoes', published by Clarity House Press; and poetry, ‘A Summer Father’, published by Frontenac House of Calgary.

Revived myself
by - Linda M. Crate

I remember the darkness
of opaque that fell in my
shoulders in waves of night —
I was eighteen years old, and
all the world seemed full of
was the teeth of betrayers;
ready to cut me to the spooling
fabric of my soul, there were
no rays of mirth to cast me
into their winged flights; just
adults telling me to fit in to
a world I was born to stand out
of; I poured my glasses full of
champagne clouds, let their
peace wash away my sorrow.

Bio: Linda Crate is a Pennsylvanian native born in Pittsburgh yet raised in the rural town of Conneautville. She has a Bachelors in English Literature from Edinboro University. Her poetry has been published in various journals the latest of which include: Skive, The Scarlet Sound, and Speech Therapy. When not writing Linda is likely reading, swimming, spending time with friends or family, or taking a walk in nature.
Editor Comments: Linda has a unique voice evolving into her own over time. Note the influence of "T. S." Eliot in lower case. I was influenced in a similar way on my journey by Carl Sandburg who I still admire to this day.

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