Wednesday, August 10, 2016

A new poem: The Last Confession of Sister Ruth

A wind in the door... Kathleen Byron as Sister Ruth in Black Narcissus

I am thrilled to have a second new poem, "The Last Confession of Sister Ruth",  published in The Ekphrastic Review. This persona poem was inspired by the classic Powell/Pressburger film Black Narcissus, about the lust, jealousy and madness among a group of nuns in a remote Himalayan convent. Kathleen Byron's portrayal of mad Sister Ruth is brilliant. Again, many thanks to editor Lorette C. Luzajic for selecting this poem and "Turning", which appeared a few weeks ago.

1 comment:

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

Oh, unforgettable Black Narcissus! I think your creation of Sister Ruth's voice is brilliant and beautiful.

I enjoyed reading 'Turning' too.

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