Melancholy Hyperbole

Poetry about longing.

Tag Archive for ‘Emily Shearer’

An Unnamed God Answers My Prayer

Do not be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am editing your winter sky in the cardinal-red scarf and feathered cap I left behind. I am your principles, your accounts, your snapshots, your new shoes that rub the blisters right out of your dirt roads; I am the feather-soft flakes of white snow the crack in your teacup honey in your tea. I am the […]

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Prayer to an Unnamed God

  Emily Shearer writes and teaches yoga in Prague, Czech Republic where she lives with her husband and three children. Her poetry has been published in blueskirt productions’ anthology Bear the Pall: Poems and Stories about the Loss of a Parent, ROAR, and Minerva Rising, where she is the Poetry Editor.  

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