Guest poems by Fynland Arkwood
What do you get when you integrate a bright young mind with raw and honest ideas? Poetry, of course.
Fynland Arkwood’s poetic and diverse masterpieces are a delightfully fresh blend of intriguing prose and varied forms. She is the creator of lytelynjer, poetic pieces that deal with alternating lines of meter, presenting a fusion of artistic flavor in each piece. Pursuing excellence in her work, she defies modern standards in the growing world of young writers as she continues to strive for purity and poetic understanding, encouraging readers to join her on her journey of words. Connect with her and find more of her work on her website.
mars the one
who wishes for it –
for, I think,
it is heinously uglier
and a thousand times more
than he had imagined
or wished it to be.
And he has not become
the dream he perceived,
the monster which
killed that dream.
Those who want the Truth
will be broken by it.
A book and I sat by the window together,
Bleth’ring for a time in thoughtful, silent dialogue;
the gentle leaves sent forth a rustling akin to the whispered
lilt heard welling from a timeless friend.
I looked through the window to firs with their slumbering boughs –
Uncow’ring, stolid, stern array –
as day after day, like evergreen giants, they guarded our loft.
And oft they heaved a moaning sigh and cast aside their mantlets iced –
clag-houghed, grey-shod, frost-fraught drift-down;
flound’ring from their chilling rest, the needled hands would skyeward wend.
In a hole in the drifts went the neb of a bird:
it turned, espied us, tipped a kilter of the head, and flitted off.
A grin leaping from me, I curled up to read –
between the treasured leaves there sprung,
a world fraught with magic and dragons and huntsmen in green,
unseen by those who wist not of our presence by the window-ledge –
a girl and her book – and a pen.
Fynland Arkwood expressed a penchant for writing from a young age. It was not until she read J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings, however, that she discovered a love for poetry, spurring her to eventually share her work in writing communities and on her blog. Unique experimentation with spelling, punctuation, and meter, as well as a hybrid amalgam of modern and archaic words, characterizes her poems and lytelynjer. Her love for Christian fantasy, music, and languages has also influenced her to encourage others pursuing similar passions.