Volume 4, Issue 7 | July 2017 ISSN: 2395-2547
 

Words in Rhyme


Blue and White Lightning
- Donal Mahoney
Blue and white lightning
Red words
The hurricane that rolls up the mask of the sky
The vigorous dance of the Milky way
The golden voice of lots of stars
The huge palace of the vault of heaven
Lots of golden door
Opening to the dream of human
 
Time beat the forward war drums
The arrows of the sun
Penetrated the castle of the rock
At an underground palace
A golden tree
Bore the sun of tomorrow

Nominated for Best of the Net and Pushcart prizes, Donal Mahoney has had poetry and fiction published in various publications in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa. Donal Mahoney, a native of Chicago, lives in St. Louis, MO. He has worked as an editor for The Chicago Sun-Times, Loyola University Press and Washington University in St. Louis. He has had poems published in or accepted by The Wisconsin Review, The Kansas Quarterly, The South Carolina Review, The Beloit Poetry Journal, Commonweal, Public Republic (Bulgaria), Gloom Cupboard (U.K.), Revival (Ireland), The Istanbul Literary Review (Turkey), Black-Listed Magazine, Opium 2.0, Calliope Nerve, Haggard and Halloo, Rusty Truck, Pirene’s Fountain (Australia) and other publications.