Saturday, June 20, 2015

My First Poem: Jordan Draws

My first published story was The Substance of Things Hoped For published in PawPrints Fanzine in the summer of 1998.This short poem was meant to preface the story as it was inspired by the work of Jordon "Greywolf" Peacock. Eventually I made contact with him and he graciously illustrated my children's novella, The Seven Sisters (available only in the paperback edition).

Unfortunately, the editor decided not to include the poem with the story. 

I have written quite a bit of poetry since 1998, but this one will always be my most treasured.

Jordan Draws

Ink flows and 
an ebony line forms 
a face, an eye, a mouth, 
the artist's desire made 
corporeal—a faint echo 
of a Divine hand when 
it sketched its heart
on the virgin soil 
of Eden.

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