Rosa Cruz

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I have 29 stories published in 4 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 12221 times and 55 of my stories have been cherry picked.
15 of my 345 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 14 votes

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https://www.firstwriter.com/news/?Winners-of-the-Fifteenth-International... (writing under my pen-name Annest Gwilym).

Flowers in the Machine: an e-book/anthology which I edited and contributed to (writing under my pen-name Annest Gwilym): https://www.poetrykit.org/pkp/flowers.pdf (free download).

All writing here is © Annest Gwilym.

 

My stories

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Great Crested Newt

Great Crested Newt In the wood’s stippled light a deadened pond full of mud and last year’s decaying leaves, a little-stegosaurus prowls in the...
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Seals in the Currents

Seals in the Currents In the currents off Bardsey something quick and slick dives through forests of swaying strap seaweed, an oilskin torpedo,...
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Bluebottle Triptych

Bluebottle Triptych (Calliphora Vomitoria) I In summer’s molten sizzle of days in a sleepy forest’s midday haze maggots hatch on a dead bird. A white...
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Dance of Snails

Past midnight, two snails mating, blazing through a starless night, outside my kitchen window. Fronded forms pour over glass, frilled muscles ripple...
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my breakfast table awaits his return

[An ekphrastic poem inspired by Mrs Mounter at the Breakfast Table by Harold Gilman, 1916-17.] my breakfast table awaits his return my home is small...

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15 of my comments have received 14 Great Feedback votes

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Thank you Sean, appreciated!

Posted on Wed, 07 Jun 2017

Thank you Sean, appreciated! Rosa.

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Posted in Today birdsong is turned up loud

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Sam, I love the vivid imagery

Posted on Fri, 13 Jan 2017

Sam, I love the vivid imagery in this poem.

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Posted in Breaking the ice

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The understated language and

Posted on Tue, 03 Jan 2017

The understated language and lack of hyperbole make this more powerful and moving.

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Posted in Bristol Blue Glass

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Full of intruiging characters

Posted on Thu, 15 Dec 2016

Full of intruiging characters, that come alive on the page.

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Posted in CC 83: The Pilgrim Punk in Her

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There's some good imagery in

Posted on Fri, 04 Nov 2016

There's some good imagery in this - mirrors, silver, reflections, sea/water references - which create consistent internal texture and atmosphere. I don't fully understand everything in it, but I don't think you necessarily have to enjoy a poem....

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Posted in Myn Tea

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Reminders of the past

Posted on Tue, 05 May 2015

Reminders of the past alongside the present, though they usually get ignored . . . Like the original, surprising language, and vivid imagery in your poem. :) x

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Posted in Rust

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Haiku and the spirit of Beat

Posted on Fri, 01 May 2015

Haiku and the spirit of Beat - a surprising combination, but it really works! Darkly captivating poem. :) x

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Posted in "Fix" haiku set

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Glad I went back to read this

Posted on Tue, 28 Apr 2015

Glad I went back to read this - you have the gift of alchemy, making gold from industrial ugliness! The first stanza is particularly good. :)

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Posted in Aston Junction

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Really liked this, especially

Posted on Thu, 30 Apr 2015

Really liked this, especially the clever ending in the last two lines. :) x

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Posted in The Brothel Keepers

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I really like the dreamy,

Posted on Mon, 27 Apr 2015

I really like the dreamy, evocative lyricism in this poem. :) x

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Posted in CITY

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