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There’s solace in the wind that holds me tight.
It settles deep within and through my veins.
I welcome crystal lashes sure to wane. 
 
The winter waves implore my pause with sights
unseen by those whose lives cannot remain.
There’s solace in the wind that holds me tight.
It settles deep within and through my veins.
 
The spirit breeze consoles my day and night.
Though layered threads will warm my body’s pain,
and though my lungs are tugged and breaths are strained,
there’s solace in the wind that holds me tight.
It settles deep within and through my veins.
I welcome crystal lashes sure to wane. 
 
 
Autumn’s Myth
By G Hesslau Magrady
 
The Hours pass along with dance and sing
beneath the blood moon’s night and harvest days.
They frolic free in clapping leaves that stray.
 
‘Round and ‘round, a Maypole memory,
their skirts are stirred by Boreas’ rage.
The Hours pass along with dance and sing
beneath the blood moon’s night and harvest days.
 
“Oh, hold your breath!” cries Justice from the strings
of gossamer where Order hides in play.
“No need to howl,” laments poor Peace; she caves.
The Hours pass along with dance and sing
beneath the blood moon’s night and harvest days.
They frolic free in clapping leaves that stray.
 
 
Magrady PhotoGeralyn Hesslau Magrady grew up in Chicago, IL and is a full-time mom of two teenage sons. With a M.Ed from Northeastern Illinois University, she has been teaching for seventeen years and is currently an English teacher at Fenwick High School.  Her first novel (LINES—) and poetry chapbook (One Thing Leads to Another) were published in 2015. As writing is a passion, she frequently updates her website, G-Lines, with writing-related blog posts, personal essays, and photo-inspired poetry. “Winter Solace” and “Autumn’s Myth” are two madrigal poems that originally found their homes at this site. Her favorite authors include Jack Kerouac, Wilkie Collins, Toni Morrison, and Carlos Luiz Zafon. Her favorite poets include Emily Dickinson, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Maya Angelou, and Elizabeth Barrett Browning. http://www.ghesslaumagrady.com
 
 

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