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Corrine De Winter has been a freelance writer for about 19 years. Her work has been published in over 600 journals, books and magazines including New York Quarterly, The Writer, Space & Time, Tales of the Unanticipated, The Other Side, Yankee, Prisoners of the Night, Poet's Market 92-99, and others. Her work has been nominated twice for The Pushcart Prize and most recently for The Rhysling Award.

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Wild Earth

by Corrine De Winter

December morning,
the green pears tastes like rainfall.
The wild earth grows cold
and we rise
out of the wilderness
of our own bodies,
composed of paper birch
and dry leaves.

We dream of sweet red wine
on the Isle of the Dead,
the seance eyes of those who dwell there,
the absence of all laughter.

We dream of the blues
which must be sung daily
in the winter world
of the hereafter.