Sunday 5 November 2017

2 Poems by Linda M. Crate

flowers of the galaxy

koi fish
swimming in the pond
beneath the colorful
singing tulips

it makes me wonder if
we aren't all just fish
swimming beneath the galaxy's garden
of dying flowers?

i want to say no,
but sunsets are so colorful;
i cannot help but think them flowers
trembling in the sea of the sky.

sad song of the moon

pale painted white moon
a face of tragic pain
savage beauty
folded in the petals of her pain,
small yet large enough to command
the oceans and demand respect
from wolves and man;
i wonder if she trusts a single soul
or if her wounded heart
has grown thorns and thistles to protect itself
from love that could tear more wounds
into her soul.


Linda M. Crate is a Pennsylvanian native born in Pittsburgh yet raised in the rural town of Conneautville. Her poetry, short stories, articles, and reviews have been published in a myriad of magazines both online and in print. She has three published chapbooks A Mermaid Crashing Into Dawn (Fowlpox Press - June 2013), Less Than A Man (The Camel Saloon - January 2014), and If Tomorrow Never Comes (Scars Publications, August 2016). Her fantasy novel Blood & Magic was published in March 2015. The second novel of this series Dragons & Magic was published in October 2015. The third of the seven book series Centaurs & Magic was published November 2016. Her novel Corvids & Magic was published March 2017. Her novel Phoenix Tears is forthcoming.

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