07/26/2014

Pomegranate
like a honeycombed skull
I bury my face in its cavern
of seed Try to eclipse
these long dry months

AUTHOR'S NOTE:

Just as Eleanor Wilner outlines in her brilliant poem “The Anabasis of Kore,” I’ve long imagined that Persephone might not have been all that happy to be dragged by her mother back up into the sunshine, away from the sensual pleasures of the underworld.

BIO:

Jessica Jacobs’ debut collection, Pelvis with Distance, a biography-in-poems of Georgia O'Keeffe, is forthcoming from White Pine Press in 2015. A Visiting Assistant Professor of English at Hendrix College, she lives in Little Rock with her wife, the poet Nickole Brown. More of her work can be found at jessicalgjacobs.com.
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