Wednesday, March 06, 2013

New Poetry by Neil Ellman

Wald-Hexen (Forest Witches)

(after the painting by Paul Klee)

There are more of us hidden
among the tress and undergrowth
invisible in wood itself
than minds can sense
than amulets can counteract
our spells and runes
our sorcery in the veins of leaves
we conjure wraith and shade
brew cauldrons-full of heresies
we summon, you comply
becoming one with us
in the forest of your doubts.

- Neil Ellman 2013

Neil Ellman lives and writes in New Jersey. Hundreds of his poems, many of which are ekphrastic and based on works of modern and contemporary art, appear in print and online journals, anthologies, broadsides and chapbooks throughout the world.

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