Hoorah! Underneath the Juniper Tree put “Eveline” (my poem after Poe’s “The Raven”) up on their website! Check it out 🙂
Every so often, we receive works that we fall in love with, but due to limited space, we cannot put them in the magazine. Here is a poem that exceeds our limit for poetry, but we loved it so much, we decided to share. Thank you Julie Israel for sending “Eveline” to us! All of you may visit her website at http://www.julieisrael.com
by Julie Israel
The clouds a brew and darkness falling, one night I paced the graveyard, stalling
Where youths had grouped and aimed their boots at a yowling shadow under pines.
I quickened my step, halfway stumbling, and yelled and chased and threatened grumbling
When that velvet creature crumbling under kicks did my mind define—
‘Leave it be!’ shouted I; the youth did flee and mind define
A cat coal black and half-alive.
On this of nights, All Hallows’ Eve, I thought it were not…
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