Neil Ellman

Deep Within the Ravine by Neil Ellman

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Deep Within the Ravine

by

Neil Ellman

(after the painting by Hans Hofmann)

Below the surface

what never was

creation

it never was

the sseduction of flesh

by skin to bone

to

feet fins wings arms

                                                    the maw

of the creator

creating its own

repeating itself

never was

never was

never was

deep within

the hallows of the earth

never was

never will

where it began.

 

Bio:   I live in and write from New Jersey.  Many hundreds of my poems appear in print and online journals and anthologies throughout the world, including Alba, Anastomoo, The Camel Saloon, Counterexample Poetics, ditch, Fowl Feathered Review, Haggard & Halloo, PressBoardPress and Otoliths,among others.  I have been nominated for the Pushcart Prize, Best of the Net and the Rhysling Award.

Poetic Statement: Mine is a poetry of big ideas in small, singular packages.  I want the meaning to come through in accessible form–but with a slant, and always with a musical quality.