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Poetry

Anastasia Helena Fenald

Anastasia Helena Fenald (b. 1992) is an emerging poet who values keeping close to her roots and pushing the boundaries of poetry. Born and raised in California, the Mojave Desert is her home. She currently lives in Los Angeles, exploring it’s diverse poetry scene and writing fan fiction with her friends on the internet.

Mount Etna

Mount Etna, we tremble at your power
Molten lava melds weapons in your womb
Mortal years brief in your life’s long hour

Hephaestus swings his hammer, his fire blooms
Serpent cries do not harm your Sicily
Molten lava melds weapons in your womb

Carnations grow in your soil visibly
Ash dances in the wind as we weave crowns
Serpent cries do not harm your Sicily

Luscious blood orange sprouts new from your grounds
Mount Etna, you are our Mother-Warrior
Ash dances in the wind as we weave crowns

Poseidon yearns to be your courtier
Tidal waves cannot drown your lasting flame
Mount Etna, you are our Mother-Warrior

Empires lose their name, but you remain
Mount Etna, we tremble at your power
Tidal waves cannot drown your lasting flame
Mortal years brief in your life’s long hour