"Saint Paul Writing His Epistles," by Valentin de Boulogne, 1620‘Against the Light’ and Other Poetry by Carol Smallwood The Society August 12, 2016 Beauty, Culture, Poetry 3 Comments Against the Light Watermarks are visible when held against light whispering quality, distinction, louder than a shout— are also used in banknotes ensuring they’re alright: some marks are more visible than others that are about. Whispering quality, distinction, louder than a shout made by subtle paper thickness and density variations some marks are more visible than others that are about in passports, stamps, and other applications. Made by subtle paper thickness and density variations watermarks can show quality, mill trademarks, age in passports, stamps, and other applications providing a crucial consumer protection gauge. Watermarks can show quality, mill trademarks, age are also used in banknotes ensuring they’re alright providing a crucial consumer protection gauge: Watermarks are visible when held against light. Hard to Explain After the Holy Grail of physics, the Big Bang, came the battle of anti-matter and matter which is hard to explain scientifically or in slang. The Holy Grail of physics, the Big Bang shouldn’t be considered a fool’s harangue since experts named it after prolonged chatter. After the Holy Grail of physics, the Big Bang, came the battle of anti-matter and matter. Carol Smallwood’s over four dozen books include Women on Poetry: Writing, Revising, Publishing and Teaching, on Poets & Writers Magazine list of Best Books for Writers. Water, Earth, Air, Fire, and Picket Fences is a 2014 collection from Lamar University Press; Divining the Prime Meridian, is forthcoming from WordTech Editions. She has appeared in such journals as: Drunken Boat; The Writer’s Chronicle; The Main Street Rag; Jelly Bucket; English Journal. Carol has founded, supports humane societies. NOTE TO READERS: If you enjoyed this poem or other content, please consider making a donation to the Society of Classical Poets. NOTE TO POETS: The Society considers this page, where your poetry resides, to be your residence as well, where you may invite family, friends, and others to visit. Feel free to treat this page as your home and remove anyone here who disrespects you. Simply send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Put “Remove Comment” in the subject line and list which comments you would like removed. The Society does not endorse any views expressed in individual poems or comments and reserves the right to remove any comments to maintain the decorum of this website and the integrity of the Society. Please see our Comments Policy here. CODEC News:Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) 3 Responses Durlabh Singh August 13, 2016 WITH MY EYES. With my eyes overhanging the running River With my hands flirting with the sandy Bends Straddling moistures within the clouds Overhead In silences spurned for markers of earth. I was not the man to steal the Crown jewels Not a comforter for the life’s Little ills Just to form some gossamers For the dews When pain strained through Along fingers outstretched. My songs of the spring May not be yet born A dance with the flies May yet be in trial Some curfew put on grace For sake of beliefs Here and there and which? It does not matter. Romance controlled in some Reckless space For foes on the roadside Dazzled in maze A flap for failures to escape Without payment in pungent dues Looking for a stranger to arrive To admire those impassioned views. Durlabh Singh. Reply james sale August 14, 2016 Very skillful – I like your poems, Carol Reply Carole Mertz August 14, 2016 Carol, “Against the Light” is such a blend of inspiration and language control. Wonderful! Reply Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. Δ This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.