Tuesday, April 26, 2016


For 2016's National Poetry Writing Month (NaPoWriMo), Troy's Work Table is writing thirty poems in thirty days, but only publishing three lines (or less) from each rough draft poem here at TWT.


there is a
ringing of the bells
at the river of the dead

layers of lacquer capsulate
calyx and corolla of the campanula

and all is sandwiched between two slices of transparent glass


The opening lines of new poem "Campanula." (Six lines instead of three or less.)

Walking along the riverbanks of Eliot's The Waste Land, Sappho's poetry fragment #95, Shakespeare's sonnet #12, and the New Jerusalem of the Revelation.

Dreaming of pressed flowers, pressed bodies, pressed time. Pressed and preserved.


Copyright © 2016 by Troy's Work Table.


Side view of Campanula, 2015
from the Botanicals series, 2013-2015, by Joey Kirkpatrick and Joey C. Mace.
Flower, composite, glass, and steel.

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