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Winter Solstice, Nightfall


Ann K. Schwader



horizon of
the dead year summons us:
irresistible siren of
crying out for candles & fire,
green boughs, distant starlight --
any live spark
of spring.



Author Bio

Ann K. Schwader is an active member of both SFWA and HWA. Her new chapbook of horror & dark SF verse, Architectures of Night, is available now from Dark Regions Press. Strange Stars & Alien Shadows, her first dark fiction collection, is now available in eBook & POD versions from Lindisfarne Press.

Check out Ms. Schwader's dark fiction and sample stories.

Author web page.

Other poems by Ms. Schwader
A Thawing of Ghosts
Deep Sky Desert
For All the Starlost
In Darker Skies of Mind
In the Canyon Lands
Live from Sleepy Hollow
Markian 348

Spirits of Caral
You Know They're Watching





"Winter Solstice, Nightfall" Copyright © 2005 Ann K. Schwader. All rights reserved.
Published by permission of the author.


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