Nellie Isabelle Steward Cooper

Veteran Poet - 1,693 Points (4 September 1915 - 14 April 2005 / Youngstown, Ohio)

Beyond The Province Of The Mind - Poem by Nellie Isabelle Steward Cooper

Beyond the province of the mind
branches twist and forever clutch
thin grey witch tresses we seek and find

Dry leaves to crumble-with the crumbling shrouds -
and under the tree roots still mud brown
hidden places too- where their gods went down


There in the rivers flowing
dim in the light a strange knowing
some thread that answers to waters going
and the tangled ghosts in the winds blowing

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Comments about Beyond The Province Of The Mind by Nellie Isabelle Steward Cooper

  • Drtony Brahmin (5/4/2017 10:20:00 AM)

    Beyond the province of the mind
    branches twist and forever clutch
    thin grey witch tresses we seek and find philosophical and a sense of mystery you convey..... thank you very much. tony
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  • (1/20/2008 1:07:00 AM)

    Isabelle, you provide some strong imagery in this piece and though it has a somber mood it is quiet enchanting. Thanks for a poem I enjoyed reading. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, January 19, 2008

Poem Edited: Wednesday, November 20, 2019


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