Flowers of the Universal Flowering

(after the painting by Pavel Filonov)

Flowers grow
where no flowers grew
take root
in the glow
of day’s first light.

The flowering
of the universe
from seeds of sacrifice
awakened
from their sleep of night.

Hear the yawn
of destiny
like morning’s glory
open for a moment
then to fade
and sleep again.

Neil Ellman

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About Ijagun Poetry Journal

Ijagun Poetry Journal is a quarterly journal that provides a platform from which we can tell our own stories in the authenticity of their multiplicity through the poetic medium. We don’t want to hear these stories from our master “griots” alone; we want to hear from those mastering their art, too. Hence, we aim at publishing new and emerging poets. We also welcome the works of established poets in order to encourage the poetic genius of those mastering poetic art. We prize original works that conform to, break or reinvent conventions. Again, we accept reviews and critical essays on poetry. We also accept powerful art works and photographs that make us appreciate the "poetry" in everything.
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