Cadralor for rebirth


Prickles under the skin:
stirring back to life
rebirth, awakening 
Alleluia (alleluia)
Amen (amen).


The path, precipitous
is a switchback staircase
its yawning emptiness 
instils more awe
than the high crag.


‘I lost a lot of blood on the table’
she said, ‘I was tabled,’
I said, ‘I was scheduled’
I said ‘no’:
I bleed, I dance.


Feathers, flowers and silk screens
all those curtain calls
you’re all about the light,
the lighting:
I embrace it all.


Mother! I’m coming. 
Mother! I’m staying behind. 
Your parallel,
your storyteller 
whispering the wind.

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A Cadralor for Easter

Gleam magazine has a call for submissions to Issue 6 at the moment (closing 30th April). Most cadralore they publish are a lot longer than the three-line stanza form I like to write, so I’m playing with stretching it to five-line stanzas. I’ve not submitted this, as perhaps it is more narrative than imagistic, and perhaps there isn’t enough disconnect between each stanza. But it is a poem of Easter, and of rebirth, nonetheless.

I haven’t had much time for either reading or writing on WordPress recently, as I am busy with editing and cover design for the latest EIF publication: Re-create and Celebrate by Cindy Georgakas. Watch this space for the cover reveal, and more exciting news about the book!

Happy Easter to all those who celebrate,


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  1. These are beautiful and I echo Punam, so visceral and moving, Ingrid❣️
    Can’t wait to hear, good luck!
    Excited we’re getting there❣️ Happy Easter to you and the boys! 💞

  2. Had to revisit your poem after a busy day of Easter festivities. A pleasure to read you again. Creative and unexpected with several standout phrases. Love this! 💗 Hope you had a wonderful Easter.

  3. Well,Ingrid, this works on my imagination – each stanza stand alone – the final, of everything – it does what poetry should, and your’s always, stays a while, and more – I don’t have the discipline to write to external form – or to write as one with another, as you with Nick – Archery in The UK – it really is quite something – I still figuring how on earth you two wrote this – enjoy this Easter Monday – today as a all days, a pleasure reading you.

  4. Beautiful and moving, Ingrid. I echo others with saying the final stanza was particularly poignant.
    I hope you had a wonderful Easter and hope all is well.
    Good luck with all your work!

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