Wonderous Pain

5 Poems by Elizabeth Russell Curl up beside the fire-side this February with a few poems of Wonderous Pain Wonderous Pain is an ebook collection of 5 poems by Elizabeth Russell These are poems I have previously published here at The Fairy Tale Blog, but now they are compiled into one place in a narrative, … Continue reading Wonderous Pain

Ruck

I get frustrated with the modern American's tendency to limit their vocabulary. We have such a beautiful, complex, precise, and rich language, but we treat it with such disrespect, and it saddens me.This is my poetic rant against a limited, four-letter word vocabulary. I don't usually go on poetic rants, but the frustration just built … Continue reading Ruck

A Secret Chord

If the deity cares for music Why shouldn’t you? Will you become yourself A broken shoe? Walk no where, no place to go So stale and, oh, so slow? Deafly turned to visible sounds Deafly blind mysterious rounds Then stop up, voyager, and turn around Your journey is whirring And without sound But I will … Continue reading A Secret Chord

Lust

Cry beyond the cage of birth Crowding toward the crushing earth Creeping in the soiled skirts Of carnal lust and losing mirth. Laughing loud in loyal love To gain a shred of laughter rough In breathing in the layered lore Of life forgotten and forged l’amour. Loving lust and lousy grime To grovel low in … Continue reading Lust

Assimilation of Broken Images

Out, out brief candle Out damned spot Hurry up please its time I had not thought death had undone so many. Do you know what it is you read? How can I, if there is no one to explain it me? Understand? If I be the wisest, it is because I know that I know … Continue reading Assimilation of Broken Images

Flames

The world erupted in flames. It was a small world, barely any bigger than your backyard. In fact, if you grabbed a measuring stick right now and went out to your backyard, and measured it furlong by furlong, you’d find that the flaming world was actually ever so slightly smaller. So for most people, it … Continue reading Flames

The Barren Garden

Where barren bones bring no life to straggling gardens, some seeds new and vibrant should be planted. But where do we find such soulful seedlings? Where should we plant our special plantlings? Plant and do not worry, for yesterday has passed away. Plant and rejoice, for tomorrow has a way of coming. Plants aplenty come … Continue reading The Barren Garden

Sabrina Fair

I've always been curious about this poem. I love the artwork and play/films it has inspired, but I confess that the classic-ness of the poem eludes me. Maybe it's because it's John Milton - I've never been able to really enjoy him. This poem is nice, and pleasant to read, but it doesn't stir my … Continue reading Sabrina Fair

My NaNoWriMo Poetry Challenge

So, I've decided to go a different direction this year with NaNoWriMo. I'm reading Stephen Fry's book The Ode Less Traveled, Unlocking the Poet Within, and I'm loving it! Every day I'm going to read some of it and write a new poem/verse. I'm hoping to improve my ability to write poetry, which is a … Continue reading My NaNoWriMo Poetry Challenge