Abstract Magazine International | Revolution by Irene O’Garden
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Revolution by Irene O’Garden

13 Jun 2017, Posted by admin in Poetry

Art Credit: Louis Trew, Collage, Bristol, UK @louistrew on IG


We learn revolution

as a one-time trauma,

with drum, with anthem,

shouts and shocks

and falling guillotine,

yet, too, the clock revolves.

The year revolves.

The natural order

revolves, the power

of beauty revolves away

the power of parents

revolves away the power

of childhood revolves away


the mask

slips on

slips off

About the author:

Irene O’Garden is listed in Who’s Who in the World, in America, and of American Women. Just released in hardcover from Nirala Press is Fulcrum, O’Garden’s first volume of poetry. Her writing is anthologized with Eleanor Roosevelt, Maya Angelou, Gloria Steinem, and others in The Greatness Of Girls.

Art Credit: Louis Trew, Collage, Bristol, UK @louistrew on IG

  • Ann Homan

    Such a delight to read Revolution!


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