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POETRY


Ascenkin's Roots

By Ai Jiang in Issue One, November 2021

We are crowded sisters
with roots that tangle and quiver
in the wind. Our roots cling
onto brittle pieces of shattered ...


The Frozen Ocean

By Viola Meynell in Issue Zero, September 2021

The sea would flow no longer,
It wearied after change,
It called its tides and breakers in,
From where they might range. [...]


The Stolen Child

By William Butler Yeats in Issue Zero, September 2021

Where dips the rocky highland
Of Sleuth Wood in the lake,
There lies a leafy island
Where flapping herons wake [...]


The Loom of Years

By Alfred Noyes in Issue Zero, September 2021

In the light of the silent stars that shine on the struggling sea,
In the weary cry of the wind and the whisper of flower and tree,
Under the breath of laughter, deep in the tide of tears,
I hear the Loom of the Weaver that weaves the Web of Years. [...]


The Signboard

By Ella Wheeler Wilcox in Issue Zero, September 2021

I will paint you a sign, rumseller,
And hang it above your door;
A truer and better signboard
Than ever you had before.


The Ballad of the Harp-Weaver

By Edna St. Vincent Millay in Issue Zero, September 2021

"Son," said my mother,
When I was knee-high,
"You've need of clothes to cover you,
And not a rag have I.