March 16, 2017 Poetry , POETRY / FICTION

Carl Scharwath

Carl Scharwath



Nicole Surginer and Carl Scharwath



Arches of Sappho



Arched landscapes painted

in prismed realities.

Beauty locked in the

clutches of paralyzed time.

Frozen to infinity,

a hostage held

by primeval machine.

An eternity lost

to a faltering compass.

Though bound in chains,

tethered to a heart

ingrained in stone;

Her spirit drifts

in shifting river flow.

Capsizing between shores

of penance and rage.

A timeless tale weaving wind,

fluttering paper doll wings

as words dance

from a faded page.

Shifting time as clouds glide

entranced by the arches.

Love captive in mourning

an ending she cannot accept.













Nicole Surginer

Nicole Surginer is a poet from the small town of Bastrop, Texas. She is inspired to write by her love for nature’s enchantment, a fascination with the power of raw, intense emotion and a desire to create beauty with words. She has been published in Tuck Magazine, Anti-Heroin Chic, and Indiana Voice Journal with pending publications at Sick Lit Magazine and the Contemporary Poet’s group anthology “Dandelion in a vase of roses”.



Carl Scharwath

Carl Scharwath, has appeared globally with 100+ magazines selecting his poetry, short stories, essays or art photography. He won the National Poetry Contest award for Writers One Flight Up. His first poetry book is ‘Journey To Become Forgotten’ (Kind of a Hurricane Press). Carl is a dedicated runner and 2nd degree black-belt.

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