Lesley Taylor

Rookie (Santa Maria, California)

Lesley Taylor
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Lesley Taylor has been writing poetry for 6 years, and is continually modifying her style. She currently writes a lot of freeverse and unrhymed poetry. Her work is typically discussing views on morality and life from a Christian standpoint.

Lesley lives in Massachusetts and enjoys reading Cummings, Dickinson, Whitman, Neruda, and Poe. She intends to pursue a career as an English teacher. more »

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Writers Hands

Her nails soft and chewed
graphite nestled deeply and
ink blotched on fingertips
calloused and cut in the battle
of delivering words to paper.
scar dark and shining deeply where
pressed into slender fingers
and holding, as if a cup, a pen.
and the pen, knowledge,
and the knowledge, beauty,
and the beauty, pain.
the power of mankind woven snugly
and sharp lines of words chiseled
into open palms, concentrated in fingers,
and plied and formed by pencil,
scratching deeply their marks on
eggshell paper, crisp and sharp,
in a poets weathered ...

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