EG Poetry! #6: ‘After the Pandemic’; ‘Abandoned,’ ‘Amethyst’ & ‘Incense’

by | Apr 24, 2020

EG News, in partnership with EG Friends of the Library in honor of National Poetry Month presents EG Poetry! We asked readers to submit original poems (10 lines or fewer) that we are sharing here, on the Friends of the Library Facebook page and, soon, around town. Find out more HEREHere are poems from two writers, Nina Suellentrop and Mary Welch. Find more from this series HERE.

After the Pandemic 

Oxygen for the flight?
Yes, please.
Bring me gentle breezes
To sway birch trees
And levitate clothesline angels
As I drift to a dream.
Inhale, exhale, smile:
We are all breathing together again. 

– By John Walsh 


Lone, abandoned in the mist of life
The crumbling structure stands.
Long years of love, work, tears, and strife
Have crossed the floors in thousands.
Day by day the cars pass by
Teeming with life and progress.
Not one has time to cast an eye
At this long forgotten address.


A tiny stone upon my finger sits,
And twinkles at me all the while,
Shone silently as a candle lit,
Its deep hypnotic smile.
Dark in the year came its season.
Now set in gold it sits.
Wine-purple is the reason,
For its name is amethyst.


Burn silently, burn slowly on
Sending your fragrance into the air
In smoky curls till you are done. – gone
Your time is short, you feel who cares?
Yet your influence overpowers,
Relaxes, inspires the soul,
Causing lovely thoughts to flower
In the mind, perhaps this is your goal. 

– By Nancy Counts Ventura 

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carol clement
carol clement
April 28, 2020 6:38 pm

Nancy Ventura’s poems are excellent.


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