Stefanie Bennett

 

 

 

Levertov’s Ladder  

Leaving, she saw them eat
Her words –and
The left-over gravy

In that re-devised tumbled
Down shack
 Where
The hawk-weed

Grows but doesn’t erase
The colour
Of absence –or

The stony telling
There by
A turnstile gate

As she, still with
Her smiling
Beauty on

Waved an even darker
Reverie
… Aside.

 

 

 

 

Stefanie Bennett has published several books of poetry, a libretto, & a novel… tutored at The Institute of Modern Languages & worked with Arts Action for Peace. Of mixed ancestry [Irish/Italian/Paugussett-Shawnee] she was born in Queensland, Australia. Her latest poetry title “The Vanishing” from Walleah Press is also available on Amazon & Fishpond

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