Volume 3 Issue 4, October 2019
I dreamt of a long table in a wild prairie
Strewn with snowdrops, daffodils,
Wild orchids, primroses, and foxgloves.
Newcomers were offered wild flower-icons
As gifts by rustic waiters with leather shorts.
Suddenly, two red foxes with white spots
Like snow drops on the tip of their tails
Approached the table and left with meat
On their mouths for the distant woods.
Scared of wild animals, some guests left
The long table as diligently as the alert foxes
When they probe the deep snow for prey.
About the Poet
Dr. Emily Bilman teaches poetry in Geneva, CH. Her dissertation, The Psychodynamics of Poetry: Poetic Virtuality and Oedipal Sublimation in the Poetry of T.S. Eliot and Paul Valéry was published by Lambert Academic in 2010 and Modern Ekphrasis in 2013 by Peter Lang. Her poetry books, A Woman By A Well (2015), Resilience (2015), and The Threshold of Broken Waters (2018) were published by Troubador, UK. Poems were published in The London Magazine, Poetry Salzburg Review, Offshoots, Expanded Field, Hunger Mountain, Poetics Research, etc. She blogs on http://www.emiliebilman.wix.com/emily-bilman