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Juleigh Howard-Hobson


To Amber, Who Died Young

And when we stop to think of you
We find you now so far behind--
We did not know how much we'd mind
The space that marks times old and new.

The space that marks you dead and gone,
We didn't know it never ends,
We didn't plan on other friends
Filling in where we went on.

Where we went on, and you did not.
We have changed so much since then.
It all has changed so much since when
You died. It seems we all forgot

That life moves on, and people leave
Old times to fade and fall away,
No matter what they used to say,
No matter what we all believe.




Nerthus to the White Christ
(regarding the loaves and fishes thing)

You've really swayed the crowds with this--
You up-start vegetation god.
There was a time they'd call it odd
That any born of earth, of clod,
Should try to claim their souls as his.

There was a time--a while ago--
You were, in their minds and hearts,
Some foreign god, designed for parts
When winter ends and spring time starts--
But now, they don't consign you so.

For, now, you've got the masses where
Once I ruled in caves and woods--
Where once my statues proudly stood,
There's only you these days. You should
Be happy, and you should beware.

































AUTHOR BIO

An Australian Anzac Day winning poet as well as co-editor of the award-winning Undertow, Juleigh Howard-Hobson had work displayed at the Edinburgh Festival of the Arts, and has had poetry in The Raintown Review, The Willamette Writer, and Aesthetica Magazine. English-born, she has lived in the UK, Australia, as well as both sides of the US, and now resides in the rainy Pacific Northwest with her artist-blacksmith husband and three homeschooled children.

POETRY CONTRIBUTORS

Melissa Balmain
Lorna Knowles Blake
Catherine Chandler
Jehanne Dubrow
Anna Evans
Midge Goldberg
Dolores Hayden
Juleigh Howard-Hobson
Julie Kane
Luann Landon
Susan McLean
Julia Randall
Terri Witek

FEATURED ARTIST
Therese Chabot creates delicate, ephemeral installations carpets, dresses and crowns using flower petals and natural materials to speak of the stages of life and the paths we are given to choose from.
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