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My writing intertwines prose and poetic features such as music and intense imagery. My musings stem from being raised on a farm, a love and practice of music, my faith in the Lord, and an empathy toward the voiceless. I graduated with a BA in English & Creative Writing from Colorado State University and am currently an English Graduate student at the University of Northern Colorado. My time currently is consumed by my thesis which seeks to define voice and its operation in poetry.

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Yellowed

Published by 4HIM | Friday, September 24, 2010 5:17 PM



her silent sighs weigh their pale yellow curtsies. she lies in the alfalfa field and listens to their tiny cymbals beat feverishly and shower sweet and sugar upon her cheek.

she turns the other cheek.

her darkened eyes open, and two by two, the butterflies float along. but she falls deeper. the alfalfa, she pulls it close to her body in white. so still, so still, still she feels like floating as the sweet sways across her bare arms.

silent.

the tiny cymbals cease. she sings her last sigh.



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bdcozz - Thursday, September 30, 2010 8:57 AM.


Very powerful imagery! The emotion of the piece comes through.

Johanna - Friday, September 24, 2010 8:28 PM.


I thoroughly enjoyed this piece! I think it has such a musical quality to it. It seems like I can actually see and feel the alfalfa swaying around me and see the butterflies floating nearby. I also like your use of color. Great use of language and imagery! :-)