Narrative Poem: Julrane’s Net

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Julrane’s next project involved her garden’s waterwheel plants,

Which entangled her feet, as though catching invaders.

 

At first she had fun watching her step,

But it impeded her properly tending other plants.

 

Another problem confronted not only Julrane, but Gulfia;

The problem of sea-serpents, dendans, and other invaders

 

Swimming over the city walls to do damage.

Julrane was unconcerned, trusting her mind and plants.

 

She planted rows of waterwheels along the wall,

Growing nets to entangle any wild, destructive invaders.

 

Each trapped creature was carried into the distance

in cutoff net sections, which regrew, being plants.

 

Julrane, however, left herself one small waterwheel bed.

Distraction though it was, she liked playing invader.

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David Wesley Woolverton

I recently completed the masters program at the University of South Alabama with a concentration in creative writing. I completed my undergraduate work at Spring Hill College in 2017 with a double major in creative writing and theology. My primary interests include trains, books, and daydreaming. I grew up in the Fowl River area of Alabama surrounded by family members telling stories, which is where my love of my craft began.

4 thoughts on “Narrative Poem: Julrane’s Net”

      1. I remember. It gave a word to something that was developing in the character but that I hadn’t pinned down yet. I still think that word perfectly sums up her creative and sometimes experimental approach to her work.

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