Year of Power



Recorded Reading:


Year of Power

This year the poet seldom sings,
Seldomer writes at all ~
Without, without, without respite
Her back against the wall

Though sacrificing every comfort, though
Never aught but kind,
For higher creativity
Left insufficient peace of mind

One understanding comforts
And sustains in such an hour:
They’d trouble not her words about
Were they not afraid of their power


Among us, poets are ill paid. In order to continue her work, this one currently lives in her minivan, on an income of a fraction of our nation’s poverty level. If her work has moved, enabled or uplifted you, your contribution to this effort may be made at:


Published by Ana Daksina

Read worldwide half a million times, Ana Daksina is a Troubador of the coming age.

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