WILL SWORDS RISE UP



WILL SWORDS RISE UP, by J.R. Sparlin:

Will swords rise up
from the mists of time?
Swords, knives, helms
tossed into
watery depths —
at the end of the world
will they be reforged?

Mist rising in wisps, forming
hilt and blade
Swords of fire and earth
rusted away, ages ago
in lakes long vanished,
pools of myth.

Forged anew of
water and air,
on the last day
will weed-draped
ladies of the lake
rise to hand them forth,
girding the worthy?
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J.R. Sparlin’s historical fantasy novella, The Sea at Mughain, was published by Sam’s Dot publishing in 2010 (under the name Jennifer Sparlin).  Her poems and short stories have appeared in a number of magazines, including Renaissance magazine, Writers’ Journal, Flint Hills Review, the Midwest Quarterly, Beyond Centauri, Cover of Darkness, and Mouseprose.  Her letter to the editor and travel articles have appeared in The New York times and The Wichita Eagle.  She won a letter of merit for poetry in the 2008 society of children’s books writers and illustrators magazine merit awards.  She holds a bfa in theatre arts and an ma in communication and theatre/drama.  She lives in Wichita, KS, with her husband and cats.  Visit her blog at jrsparlin.blogspot.com.


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