Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Poem: "My Naked Hand" by Helen Patrice

Congratulations to Australian writer Helen Patrice, whose sensual new poem "My Naked Hand" was recently published in Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine Issue #43 (April 2010). Comprised of three stanzas, the poem is about a woman living on a domed Mars. She yearns to feel the intimate touch of the naked Martian soil … and her lover. Here are the opening lines:

He wept for never touching
the real Mars,
as he called it.

Helen Patrice lives in Melbourne. "She has published in various genre and mainstream magazines and periodicals. She is a teacher of yoga and Middle Eastern Dance, and tutors in creative writing, and palmistry. Helen performs poetry irregularly at venues around Melbourne. She would like to be the first belly dancer in space."

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