Tuesday, 7 May 2013

The Persephone Papers by Dorothy Nielsen is now available!



The Persephone Papers by Dorothy Nielsen is now in stock!
To order, please visit the Books and Ordering Page
 
 
 
Here's a sample from The Persephone Papers:

from the poem "Decade":
 
 
As that old year died,
I dreamed of oil burning up Baghdad
then consuming the entire planet.

I saw a mountain cave north of Peking,
a root cellar in Istanbul,
a hollow outside Whitehorse,
the ashen faces of the few
who outlive our fires.

I saw in a millennium or two
a dogsled make its way
to what was London, Ontario.

I saw a thaw, a farmer
drag a plough through a field
of what was once bone, skin, stone, and ashes,
rich earth fed with the spirits
of unknown ancestors.

In what was once called May
a shoot rises;
sweet leaves into the mouths
of a new race.



(c) 2013 Dorothy Nielsen


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