Two by Two: Into the White (FREE Excerpt)

Two by Two: Into the White (FREE Excerpt)

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Alternating between eager optimism and somber reclusion, Two by Two: Into the White examines morality and neuroses, agony and peace. The couplets transport readers from the sunny arroyos of the Sonoran Desert to the darkest, dampest corners of the human mind.

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Please enjoy this free excerpt from my book: Two by Two: Into the White.

into the white

gray paws sink deep into
the blanket of powder snow

gaze flickers between brother, sister
mother, father, patrolling their positions

all of their honey-gold eyes fixed on the
immense bison, he does not cower

dignified to his last, outweighing
the wolves combined

together they leap
a mass of growling gray fur

soaring at the neck
of the regal beast

he remains standing
as they wrestle and rip

his thick molasses fur
an insufficient defense

a groan escapes it before
snapping jaws succeed

the bison falls, surrendering
to the white snow

eerie howling reverberates
into the night
 

Thoughts on “Into the White”

Many poems in the collection feature a desert setting; this couplet is just the opposite. I wanted to capture the intense power of nature, of the wild, that is so captivating to human beings. We often feel cut off from nature, living in our cities and shopping at our grocery stores.

Then we visit nature, either through television or by visiting a national park, and some primal awareness clicks on in our brains from an earlier time. An ancient memory, perhaps from when we were hunters and gatherers, is triggered and the result is an inexplicable sense of déjà vu.

 

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Happy National Poetry Month, Plus New Book Release!

Happy National Poetry Month, Plus New Book Release!

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Did you know that April is National Poetry Month? The Academy of American Poets started National Poetry Month twenty years ago. It is a wonderful time to spend a few hours writing some lines or reading some of your favorite poetry.

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I have loved poetry since I was a little girl. My first two favorite poets were Mary O’Neill, especially Hailstones and Hailbut Bones, and Shel Silverstein, especially The Giving Tree.

Poets.org offers 30 Ways to Celebrate National Poetry Month on their website, and here at zydoyle.com, we have one more way for you to celebrate National Poetry Month:

Read my new poetry collection!

 

Two by Two: Into the White: A Poetry Collection

The book is a collection of 50 couplets on the subjects of youth, love, judgment, solitude, nature, and existence. You can read more about the book on my Two by Two: Into the White page or on Amazon. I will be posting a few free excerpts in the following days.

If you own a Kindle, you can check out the book via the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library or if you are a member of Kindle Unlimited, you can read the book for free. You can also join Amazon Kindle Unlimited with a 30-Day Free Trial by clicking on the preceding link or on the image below.

Currently, Two by Two is available as a Kindle Edition, but a Print Edition will be out shortly. I’d love to hear what you think of the poems. Let me know!

How are you celebrating National Poetry Month?

Happy Friday everyone!


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