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It slumbers beneath a yew on the Allt,
unstained by sectarian blood,
pensively waiting for the Usk’s swan.
It holds eternity within its heart,
a Hermetic wand
to reshape the world.
It scintillates without a spark,
endowing each lark
with a seal of light.
Susie Gharib is a graduate of the University of Strathclyde with a Ph.D. on the work of D.H. Lawrence. Her writing has appeared in multiple venues including Adelaide Literary Magazine, Down in the Dirt, PLJ, Impspired Magazine, Mad Swirl, Leaves of Ink, A New Ulster, the Ink Pantry, the Opiate, Synchronized Chaos, Peacock Journal, Westward Quarterly, and Crossways.