Friday, March 18, 2016

Stefanie Bennett- Two Poems

Stefanie Bennett has published several books of poetry, a novel, & a libretto.
Her poems have appeared in Carcinogenic Poetry, VerseWrights, The Provo
Canyon Review, Shot Glass Journal, Plum Tree Tavern, High Coupe & others.
Of mixed ancestry [Italian/Irish/Paugussett-Shawnee] she was born in Qld.,
Australia. Stefanie’s latest poetry title ‘The Vanishing’ was published by
Walleah Press & is available from Walleah, Amazon & most bookshops.
I heard a woman weeping down
At the market place.
                                With emphasis:
I followed. I saw the woman weeping
Among the cabbages and spring-beans.
How relevant she is to history
I don’t know. She wore black [that much
I’ll record]: what’s more, when I left
They – the shoppers and stewards
Were stoning her with their eyes
At 8.42 a.m.  Easter Saturday with
An odd God and his mannerisms
                                    On their side...
I would like to remind
My dissenters
That often
The wrong key
In a worn
Will bring
The house
... Down.

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