Half Drunk Muse Poetry


Kochifos Women in Tamarisk Shade by Russell Streur

Tamarisk trees
They say
Are just as fierce
As Cretan girls.

Just as stubborn too.
And hard to get.
Especially intolerant
Of nearby rivals.
And next to impossible to be rid of
Once their roots are in your earth.

And they drink a lot.
Water at first
Until the local stream runs dry.
Then your wine.

View bio for Russell Streur Published in Spring 2006

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Half Drunk Muse was one of the first poetry ezines. It was founded in 1999 and ceased publication in 2006.

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