The Cleave Poetry Webzine [ISSN: 1758-9223]

Cleave poem submission by Andrea Barton

In submission on September 20, 2008 at 7:03 am

Welcome Andrea to The Cleave. This poem shows how the Cleave can be a form of parallelism like the Psalms and Hebrew wisdom literature. If you feel inclined to more parallelism try this link on writing a psalm.

_______________Oh– my god:
_________give me – strength,
_____forbearance, – for another day
a life lived richly – with love
________and with – gratitude for
________what are – hard lessons
_____God’s plans – for me.

Andrea Barton teaches Creative Writing and Communications to high school students. Her own poetry was last published in the Lewis and Clark Literary Review. Most recently she was recognized as a notable new Staff Pick at the Gotpoetry? website under the alias, “HSTeechwhere much of her current work can be found. She lives with her daughter and Chacha the Cat in the bucolic suburbia outside of Hartford, CT.


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