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Issue # 8 September 2012
"... brevity is the soul of wit ..."
- William Shakespeare


Rachel Heimowitz is an emerging poet living in Israel. My poems have appeared in Poetica Magazine, Bare Hands Poetry, Silent Revelations, have been anthologized in Voices Anthology 2012, and will be upcoming in Poetry Quarterly.

Rachel Heimowitz

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She opens her hand in the focused light,
fashions a long necked swan, then a gull

flying into a moon that has scattered
itself to pieces on the water, gives a voice

to the night that rings like a delicate hammer
touching the rounded, yellow metal of a bell.

The wind drowns out the music as eyes
return to the pale screen where just the curl

of her fingers twist the night time shadows
into these unspoken stories.