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the madrigal, volume iii

Magical Land

by esha jaiswal

We live in an

Ancient land

Greeted by

A ring of fire

Calmed by

A ball of desire


Ebb and flow

It dims, it glows
It quakes, it cracks

Tanned with heat

Throat parched

Caelum softens
It’s brave heart

Pampers and satiates

Part by part
Secretive, Majestic

And you say
You don’t believe
In Magic

DW Evans was born in Newcastle upon Tyne, and now lives and works in Jersey. He won the Alan Jones Memorial Prize 2019 and in 2020, he was shortlisted in Ó Bhéal’s Five Words (2020 and 2021), and received highly commended in Acumen’s first international competition 2020. His poems have appeared in the Frogmore Papers, Proverse Mingled Voices, Best New British & Irish Poets 2019 -2021 (Black Spring Press), Lucent Dreaming, Bindweed, A3 Review, The Madrigal – volume 2, and later this year The Honest Ulsterman, Epoch and Driech’s Pop anthology.