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Friday, March 9, 2012


Night Shadows

A sudden breeze
disrupts the stillness of the night.
Branches sweep against each other
clinging, dancing
in the eerie glow of moonlight.
they grasp and clutch at each other,
swirling, swaying
faster and faster
as the rhythm of the wind
grows stronger and stronger.
Night shadows !

Against the darkened sky
loom the spectres of the night:
screeching, howling,
wildly seeking one another,
reaching into depths of darkness
they embrace.
Night shadows!

As suddenly as it began,
the performance abruptly ends.
Night is once again
cloaked in stillness!

Stella Mazur Preda

Over the past few years, Stella Mazur Preda's poetry has appeared in a variety of literary journals and anthologies, both Canadian and American.  Her poem My Mother's Kitchen was purchased by Penguin Books, New York and published in an anthology entitled In My Mother's Kitchen, which was released in May 2006.  Stella's first book of poetry, Butterfly Dreams, was published in 2003.  She has been a featured reader at Hamilton's LiT LiVe reading series and The Raven's Calling reading series in Cambridge.

Stella is a member of the Cambridge Writers Collective, the Canada Cuba Literary Alliance, The Ontario Poetry Society, Canadian Poetry Association, as well as an active member and past-president of the Tower Poetry Society, Canada's oldest ongoing poetry group.  Stella is owner and publisher at Serengeti Press, a small press publishing company.  Her second poetry book, the Fourth Dimension, will be released in the spring of 2012.

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