Babbling with Wawel's Dragon
... one flame @ a time: Adam and Eve deliberated over an apple, and the taste of these juicy fruits collected here are worth a chapter or two in some big, fat book; dare yourself to breathe the breath of a dragon and delve head first into Babbling with Wawel’s Dragon.
Note: This is the "text" version.
Babbling with Wawel’s Dragon is a smattering of lettering found congregating around flames in dimly lit caverns, house parties, and on the street corners of New York City, USA and Kraków, Poland. To write the poems was akin to making love to a ballpoint pen, capturing the curvature of a form standing erect, quite literally prostituting under provocative, neon lighting... the moment was indeed sinful (it was too good to pass by in the wee hours of the morning). To read the poems of Babbling with Wawel’s Dragon is to deliberate within true context, to understand what it means to stand upon a sidewalk’s crack (even if you know that it could be the straw that broke the camel’s back), to feel the bend and pull of polar opposites in a world dying to know truth, dying to feel unconditional love, simply trying to be in a contextual world made up of concrete and spray painted walls.
The basics of patterning, board games, and primary colors existing in mythology, cathedrals or subway trams add fodder for these distillations, and the reader can watch the unfolding, the reformation of one human amongst many in a sea of souls with growing pains.
Azalea Hazelwood has flitted about the poetry scene for just a short while. Her vivid poetry tugs upon innocence and complexity, creating a unique, multi-dimensional voice in a paperbound world. Azalea desires to see the digital age meld seamlessly with the antiqued, time-honored traditions of the literary world. And it’s easy to imagine such a space through Azalea’s poetry, where both can act in accord and in turn promote the power of the spoken and written word.
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