A Journal of Formal & Metrical Verse

Artwork by Grant Dolge Copyright 2010


Pain in pleasure. August winter.
Potent woodchip. Fragrant splinter.
Sin of men.
Silk and yellowed teeth. Clark Gable
Or the sultan in the fable
On his leading lady: Beat her.
Cut her tongue out. Purge the bitter
And promiscuous. His kisses
Terrify like birthday wishes.

By Ellie Biswell

Ellie Biswell is a junior at College of the Ozarks in Point Lookout, MO. Her future plans include writing and teaching English.