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Red Angel

by Epona Love 

Posted: 17 September 2004
Word Count: 53
Summary: Not sure what I can say about this one... its a bit of a strange one, sort of based on snow angels that you see people in films making in the snow, that happiness compared to the tragedy of suicide.

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It cracks and spills
All content gone,
There's nothing left
For anyone;
And if they see
The heart, once whole,
Split open there
To free a soul
That couldn't fly
Within the world,
But lies there now
Red wings unfurled,
Will they wonder
Who she is
And how she ever
Came to this?

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Ticonderoga at 14:10 on 18 September 2004  Report this post
I think this is very beautiful and perfect in its delicacy and understatement. Poignant and lovely.



gard at 15:34 on 19 September 2004  Report this post
Epona love
I agree with ticondo

very delicate piece.
Like the phrase

And if they see
The heart, once whole,

The tone of suicide in this piece is apparent and the succintness of the poem adds to the quality of this intention.



Lawrenco at 20:44 on 20 September 2004  Report this post
A very evocative poem so much power in so few words,real food for thought.

Epona Love at 15:15 on 26 September 2004  Report this post
Hello Mike, Gard and Lawrenco. Thankyou for your comments... much apreciated as I wrote the poem whilst uploading it onto the site! I haven't had much time recently and wanted to force myself into some sort of creativity, see what emerged. Thanks again

Emma. x.

Nell at 19:17 on 11 October 2004  Report this post
Hello Epona Love,

I was just moonlighting from the groups I'm involved with when I found this. Mike, gard and Lawrenco have expressed my feelings about it very well, but I wanted to add that there's a strange magical perfection in the simplicity of the rhyme and rhythm, the words and the idea it embodies. Beautiful.


paul53 [for I am he] at 22:41 on 06 March 2005  Report this post
This came up in Random Read. A marvellous piece. Well done.

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