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Below is the poem entitled Eve which was written by poet Melissa Schwartz. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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That night,
The barren land cracked beneath my feet
Like paper soaked then dried in the sun.
It was a hot winter,
The snowy vein of ice glowed blue vitriol 
As flame spread over dry timber.

And there, alone, the gnawing wind
Paraded naked through the trees,
Heedless for the propriety measured out during the day
Beyond the recess of the doors I abandoned
To listen and mull and ponder in the crook of this tree,
Overlooking the magnitude of my life,
So precious and busy and ever fulfilled
I dined on the silky taste of stew
And woke as the queen of the forest.

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  1. Date: 6/5/2010 8:05:00 PM
    Interesting use of imagery. Congratulations on making it through the first round of the Poetry Soup contest with this poem. Best wishes in the finals. Karen

  1. Date: 6/4/2010 2:09:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poetry making it through the first round Melissa. I wish you the best in the finals. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 5/28/2010 6:31:00 PM
    Melissa -Congratulations on having your poetry featured this week, God Bless, mj

  1. Date: 5/25/2010 5:38:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poetry being featured this week Melissa. May you have many more features and may you find loads of inspiration along the way. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 5/24/2010 1:33:00 PM
    Wonderful imagery Melissa - many congrats on being featured this week - I enjoyed reading it very much. Rgds Janette

  1. Date: 10/19/2009 6:23:00 AM
    Thank you for this most enjoyable read Melissa. Love, Carol