Wednesday, September 19, 2012

New Poetry by William G. Davies Jnr.

Comfort And Aid

After having been
Speared, jabbed
And splintered
Through a pine tree,
The sunlight
Steadies on the books
Who treat
The wounded light
Like so many nurses
Responding to
An emergency.

-William G. Davies Jnr. 2012

Mrs. Dalton's Science Class

The pond
Like a potion
Spilt by a
Runner-up in
A science fair
Spreads to
The tall grass.
The greasepaint
Of a Petri dish
And a convalescing moon
Darkened the water.
At dawn,
Pirouettes of mist
Gather into perfection
Their nimbus musings.
All the while
A boy dejected.

William G. Davies Jnr. 2012

William G. Davies Jnr. has had work published by The Wilderness House Review, Gloom Cupboard, Jellyfish Whispers, The Blue Lyra Review and others. He has been married to his wife, Theresa, for 38 years and lives in rural Pennsylvania where they make their own wine, "Rooted Womb." They have three grown children and four grandchildren who live in Florida.