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"... brevity is the soul of wit ..."
- William Shakespeare


Fred Melnyczuk is a writer and odd-jobber who splits his time between London and the Outer Hebrides; the spirits of which reside in the works; the poetry and prose of which, can be found elsewhere in The Legendary, Octavius, Anima, Writer's Block, Three Line Poetry, and elsewhere.

Fred Melnyczuk


The Far North

Dwindled trees
Like fish-bones protrude
From the grey
Bounding flesh
Whose craggy spines
Impose smallness.
A man here is no longer
A man,
In the mountains
Alone with itself.
Alone with
Twenty-five freezing –
It hears its
Scattered breathing,
Thinks the wolves are howling,
That light is leaving...