Saturday, May 28, 2016

Stefanie Bennett- A Poem


Stefanie Bennett has published several volumes of poetry, a libretto, and a novel – and
her poems appear with The Provo Canyon Review, High Coupe, Illya’s Honey, Snow
Monkey, Shot Glass Journal, Mad Swirl, Carcinogenic Poetry, and others. Of mixed
ancestry [Irish/Italian/Paugussett-Shawnee] she was born in Queensland, Australia.
Stefanie’s latest poetry title is “The Vanishing” published by Walleah Press 2015
 
 
 
NADEZHDA MANDELSTAM: REMEMBERING OSIP 
 
Wild fruits fall once again
And time passes its orcharding.
Leaves, their shapes like hieroglyphs,
Make little of the future.
 
Where is the Golden Child; the one
Who inherited my uppermost branches?
Who swayed and sang
As only innocence can?
 
Perhaps he’s grown past recall.
Past the old vibrancy
Of a lover’s gaze. Stepped out; over
Grief’s cleft and into another...
 
Utterances from a distant star.
They’re shooting hearts
Into the frost of space!
It’s no more than a rumour:
 
Something to
                     Taunt emotion...
Lead it away
         From the self without self...
 
A horizontal shriek and gash
Streak across
This horizon!
It is not my kin... it is
 
Not my valuable. He lies
Beneath the pressed foliage.
The brown earth.
The departing seasons.
 
 

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