Tag Archives: Francesca Bell

Not for the Faint of Heart – Francesca Bell’s Poems of the Merely Bad, the Really Bad and the Dreadful

Want Small wind tonight and my faced pressed to the flimsy screen. Owls ghost the hilltop trees, fledglings shrilling for food. They eat their own weight in rodents every night, and shriek although their sibling was found, consumed. Under their nest box, What was left: wings sheared intact From the torso, a few bones, Skull […]

Dealing with Rejection! – Two Different Responses – Mark Jarman and Francesca Bell

from Unholy Sonnets # 34 Although I know God’s immensities can speak In sunlight’s parallels and intersections; although I know the spiritual technique For finding God in all things, when I pray It is to nothing manifest at all. And although I know it’s merely technical, I do not pray to nothing. Yesterday, one of […]

Bell, Day and Klobah – Poets to Read – And Here, Three of Their Poems – Writing the Body Erotic

AND THEN the man remembers your body, remembers to love you again, flicks you like a switch that has waited, ready in the room’s shadows. Loneliness rises from each reclaimed centimeter of your skin. You are so eager you are humiliated, rushing forth like a hound loosed in woods, your cry like joy or keening, […]