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Carol Smallwood
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Carol Smallwood's over four dozen books include Women on Poetry: Writing, Revising, Publishing and Teaching, on Poets & Writers Magazine list of Best Books for Writers. Water, Earth, Air, Fire, and Picket Fences is a 2014 collection from Lamar University Press; Divining the Prime Meridian, is forthcoming from WordTech Editions. She has appeared in such journals as: Drunken Boat; The Writer's Chronicle; The Main Street Rag; Jelly Bucket; English Journal. Carol has founded, and supports humane societies.

                           

 Ephemera

 

 Mayflies bear a Greek name meaning living a day,

 An allusion to their dance before they die

 After maturing in the month of May.

 Mayflies bear a Greek name meaning living a day

 And start as water nymphs that grow to fly

 Only to die after mating--a last hooray.

 Mayflies bear a Greek name meaning living a day,

 An allusion to their dance before they die.

 

Tipton Poetry Journal, Summer 2011
Mystical Muse Magazine, February 2013

 

 

 

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