myth and poetry

Mythopoetry Scholar

Annual Reflections In Depth Perspectives
Mythopoetry Scholar vol.3 2012
-Connie Lane Williams

Ginger flowers and dark houses

It's almost your birthday, music next to my bones
These nights we hear the horses running in the rain
It stops, the moon comes out and we are still here
The leaks in the roof go on dripping after the rain has passed
Smell of ginger flowers slip through your dark house
Down near the sea the slow heart of the beacon flashes
The long way to you is still tied to me, it brought me to you
I keep wanting to give you what is already yours
It is the morning of the morning we never had

Closed Doors
he fell into her eyes 
felt himself spinning into her soul
the only exit was through her heart, and the doors were closed 
he could break out, but the damage would be fatal,
even his dark side could not imagine such destruction,
he could explore their in between worlds, get lost in their labrynth  
best to stand aside and busy himself within his own soul 
examine his own heart
and his own closed doors

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Connie Lane Williams
Connie Lane Williams
is a Cum Laude graduate of Texas Womans University with a degree in Piano Performance. She received an M.A. in English Literature from Angelo State University and is the winner of the Texas Creative Writing Teachers award for poetry and the Sigma Tau Delta Poetry Competition first place award.
She has been published in such journals as the Concho River Review, Muse Squared, Moon Crossed, Lubbock Magazine, and The Modern Primitive.  Her chapbooks include, Word of a Woman, my mother's bones, Looking for Lilith, Zelda, and Dancing Backwards In Texas. 

A performance poet, Williams has appeared at the Elmer Kelton Writer's Conference, The Langdon Review, Expressions, Texas Tech University, and coffee houses and venues across Texas.  Retired from teaching, she resides in Lamesa, Texas, and is President of the Board of Directors for Forrest Fest, an international annual poetry festival held the last weekend of August. 

website: Connie Lane Williams

additional links

latest release
Dancing Backwards In Texas

sponsored event
Forrest Fest

also in this issue

Memory As Poet

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