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Lost Wonder of the World

He misses the mist

misses hidden vistas,

History’s mysteries hidden from eye.

He’s lost the frost

lost the crisscrossed windows

lacing the casing of earth and sky.

It’s all too clear

too severe for the viewing,

the rue-ing of ruin, the wit without why.


CHRISTIANA DOUCETTE has written poetry since she could read. After SCBWI mentorship with verse novelist Joy McCullough, she focuses most of her attention on novel length verse.  A judge for the San Diego Writer's Festival Kid's Write contest in 2022, 2023, & 2024, a poem of hers set as an art song by opera composer Mark Buller was performed on NPR, another won a writing competition, while a third found home in Cardigan Press's Byline's Legacy.

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