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Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Phoenixes Groomed as Genesis Doves by Jasmine Farrell
simultaneously profound and poignant.”
Phoenixes Groomed as
is a collection of poetry that draws the reader into the world of personal
identity, inner growth and the complexity of human relationships. Ordinary and
common images, especially ones found in nature, are used to craft poems that
appeal to the uncommon, the suppressed and the others. Filled with incredible
grace and accessible wisdom, the poems explore a wide range of complex
emotional themes. With unexpected metaphors and sparkling similes, the pieces
vary in rhythm and theme making each one like a foil-wrapped candy: something
to savor, enjoying each new bright color on the tongue.
Excerpts from Phoenixes Groomed as Genesis Doves…
wings are tucked in,
clawed feet are curled
Ferocious thoughts from loved ones
away at the colored feathers
been growing to love.
ones and strangers muttering and
grown bearing good fruit.
The roots are shaking at 12 am as
Their voices flood my
"Chile, you ain't nothin’ but skin and bones.”
“Maybe you should eat some more potatoes”
“She’s too damn skinny.”
“You need to smile more.”
walk like you a runway all the time.”
“You look so awkward.”
is a freelance writer and blogger. From Brooklyn, New York, USA, she has a Bachelors
in Communications and she loves red velvet cake. Writing in her Grandmother's
memo pads is included into her repertoire of writings. Creative writing is her
niche. She loves reading, randomly dancing and creating off-key ballads.