Friday 15 January 2021

Three Poems by Linda M. Crate


 

in all her colors

as the sunlight

dances through the trees

i feel the magic

singing

all around me

 

once a majestic crow

welcomed me,

crow song dances all around

when i am in the wood;

 

dark wings with sweet dreams

i know they are misunderstood

just as much as i always was

 

we are kin and both of us have

dreams of skies where we fly free

 

as the judgment of others

melts away

in the wings of the sun and we are

 

embraced by all the magic and purity

of light in all her colors.

-linda m. crate

 


with a sight beyond sight

there was a red capped mushroom

which showed me a faerie

tiny little thing

 

soft but sharp

like the rose bush with her

soft petals and her cutting

thorns,

 

and you cannot help but smile

because you knew this wood was

always magic

 

in a world that refuses to believe

what it cannot see;

 

but your eyes have always

captured the beauty

and your ears the music and your heart

the enchantments of magic that

others simply walked past

not knowing just what they were missing.

-linda m. crate



a faerie queen

once there was

a faerie queen

 

she still has a part

of my heart,

 

her beauty was that

of pink sunsets and white roses;

 

her music a song no one has

ever been able to sing to me since—

 

sometimes there is magic

you only feel once,

 

and she is one of those magics;

you can never repeat—

 

& one would say there are other

hymns, other spells, and other faerie queens;

 

and that may very well be

but there will never be another

 

green finch quite like her in my lifetime

unless i meet her in the next.

-linda m. crate

 



 Linda M. Crate's works have been published in numerous magazines and anthologies both online and in print. She is the author of seven poetry chapbooks, the latest of which is: the samurai (Yellow Arrow Publishing, October 2020). She's also the author of the novel Phoenix Tears (Czykmate Books, June 2018). She has published three  full-length poetry collections Vampire Daughter (Dark Gatekeeper Gaming, February 2020), The Sweetest Blood (Cyberwit, February 2020), and Mythology of My Bones (Cyberwit, August 2020)


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    1. Some od us are trying to keep magic alive in this Age of Man.

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  2. I love the work of Linda M Crate so far so good from Lucas Zulu,South Africa

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