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Art by Ann Marie Rhiel 2019

Wordsmith

by Meg Baird

 

Dylan Thomas

In his twenty-fourth year

resigned his soul to poetry

willing to pay in blood

for a grasp of ethereal light

knowing it would bring him to death

as we all know death

is the ultimate memory of life

though few find its embrace

to their taste or find in its

slow mysterious presence

much comfort

and he being a poet

who could split atoms from words

released its unbidden power

and raged and painted bright colors

in the dark night of his soul

not wanting to go gently

he did not

splitting atoms in a row

 

 

Meg Baird can be found in the ezine archives of Yellow MamaTwisted Sister, Anemone SidecarOpen Heart ForgeryApollo’s Lyre, and Prachya Review, as well as the paper publications FluidityCV2: Poetry OnlyExpressions, and Fourth Floor Images. She enjoys performing in cafes, libraries, bars and special events. Poetry, her own and that of others, has saved her life on more than one occasion. Say no more!

Ann Marie Rhiel is the Assistant Art Director for Yellow Mama Webzine. She was born and raised in Bronx, New York, presently living in New Jersey. She reconnected with her passion for art in 2016 and has had her work exhibited in art galleries around northern New Jersey ever since. She is a commissioned painting artist, who also enjoys photography. Her work has also appeared in Black Petals and Megazine Official.

In Association with Black Petals & Fossil Publications 2019