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Flying Eaves by Lauren Tivey

These exclamation points,
and their idols, mustachioed
warriors, grimacing dragons,
as imperturbable as gargoyles.

A fairy tale of painted flower,
arabesque detail: These artists
of the wood, oh! As a child
of quietude, I had often sat

under a tree, Bohemian-in-training,
gazing between leaves, at the clouds
edging across my blue-green life, birds
reeling, boasting of the enchanted world,

and I had dreamed as all children can
and should, heart open, ready and willing
to soar into magic. I go back, each time,
on a curved beam, a carved wing, I go back.

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4 thoughts on “Flying Eaves by Lauren Tivey

  1. Lauren Tivey currently lives in China, where she works as an English Literature teacher in the American program at a Chinese high school. She received a MFA in poetry from Vermont College of Fine Arts, and her work has appeared in The Camel Saloon, Red Fez, Hobble Creek Review, The Literary Burlesque, Blue Lake Review, and Message in a Bottle, among others. Her chapbook, The Breakdown Atlas & Other Poems, was released in 2011 by Big Table Publishing Co. She lives for poetry, photography, travel, and adventure.

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