L. Ward Abel

(1959 -)

L. Ward Abel
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L. Ward Abel is a life long poet and composer of music (releasing four CD’s with Abel & Rawls and as Max Able) and a founding member of Atlanta spoken-word-music pioneers Scapeweavel. Having returned to his roots in focusing on poetry as a primary emotional vehicle, he has again found fulfillment in this the most obscure of art forms. Abel lives in rural Georgia within sound of farm animals and the occasional distant jet roar. He has been most recently published in White Pelican Review, Poetry Super Highway (as a featured poet of the week), Harvest-Art.Com, Remark, Poetry Motel (Wallpaper Series), Georgia State University Review, and forthcoming in New Rag Rising, Words on a Wire and ... more »

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Above Dead Oak Creek A.M.

Strained to catch the view
Of a morning
That preceded all of this

All of this new history
We now endure.
Sister anxiety.

Refuse to turn-off though
The soundtrack of my own,
Familiar root it is

That calls my name again
Resting me under flora here
Above creek

Before all of this
Turned my head,
Forced me to shelter

Children eyes and vantage
Hidden bloom.
I want to walk a wideness

Strain rewarded soon
Out in the open-
This open.

No one can tell me how
To compose yet
To oppose or ...

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