Broken Sword

      an ancient blade
in its splintered steel
      healing and hurt
                  wed
      like death and birth
in the baptismal waters

Shelly Bryant splits her time between Singapore and Shanghai, working as a teacher, freelance writer, researcher, and student of Chinese language and culture. Her first volume of poetry, Cyborg Chimera, was released by Sam’s Dot Publishing in October 2009, and her second volume, Under the Ash, is due to follow in late 2010. Shelly loves to read, write, cycle, and travel, and enjoys the opportunities for all of these that her present migratory lifestyle affords.

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2 Responses to Broken Sword

  1. Jeffrey says:

    Nice one, Shelly.

  2. Shelly says:

    Thanks Jeffrey. I’ve been working on some Arthurian pieces lately, and this is one of the results.

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