Rachelyn farrell

Research Scientist
Narrative Intelligence Lab
University of Kentucky
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Category: Poems about Nature

  • Heatwave (Tritina)

    (Tritina¬†– a mini Sestina) My lids can shield the light but not the heat. I lift them once every seven steps, and blindly let them fall again behind my feet. Then red, inverted shadows guide my feet to crunch along this clearing through the heat, for seven steps more, and a bit less blindly but…

  • The Monarch and the Swallowwort (Sonnet)

    Mid winter freeze, a lonely sweet perennial rides the breeze that chills her open spiracles. The journey long, the milkweed worth its cost to her, she gratefully sticks out her ovipositor. Then flies away, her eggs to wake in springtime, to feast on this alluring purple milkweed. She doesn’t know the secrets of the swallowwort……