Thursday, June 28, 2012

Gone to Europe

Well here I am explaining my absence.

Going to Europe for three weeks
then off teaching for another three weeks

I will be back in blog land mid August--

So enjoy your summer

As I am hoping to enjoy mine!

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

The Disposition of a Crone

Elf Witch originally made for by Danny Hennesy ca 2006 for Danny Hennesy´s great fantasy game

I have a penchant for stately, graceful words,
for the artful turn of phrase,
and I love the sheer beauty of imagery well used.
A phrase can wash over me,
words can stick
and salve,
and when I am done
I can wrap myself
and cozy up against a stanza or two of beauty.

But there is another part
of my poetic brain,
largely untapped,
for it rarely sits still long enough
for me to access it. A more anxious,
more brittle part.

I want to unwrap it
before the wrapping wedges too tightly,
hear the crinkle of it as it is removed,
and breathe-----
and take off the clothes that bind me-----
and yell fuck to the wind-----
and howl at the moon----

for I am a crone
and sometimes,
crones just aren’t nice.

copyright/all rights reserved Audrey Howitt 2012 

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For those of you who have read this already, I apologize! I am getting ready to go to Europe (YAY!!), and have international guests here while I a gone (YIKES!!)-

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Hard Nut Exposed

A cubicle of steel
containing thousands of
hardened nuts of thought
shake it
and they fend for themselves
in the battle
peel away
all the meat exposed
no matter the consequence
all of us
end there
a hard nut
exposing tender meat
to the environment
of those who would pick
peel away
vulnerable meat exposed

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