Poetry Duel 20 featured Rebecca Bardelli and a poem, "Angels and Demons", from her recently published collection Soul Echoes against a classic written by Emily Dickinson, "Beauty be not caused - It Is".
Ms. Bardelli won with a 4.67 rating! The Dickinson poem was only 3.67, much lower than previous Dickinson poems.
Soul Echoes is a fabulous collection, now out on both ebook and paperback.
Angels and Demons
I took the time to delve deep into your eyes.
I saw winged seraphim in crystal skies.
I also saw devils with fire starting rage
Contained within a strong steel cage
I chose to love your demons and your angels -
To dip your flames deep into my loving well.
To focus on the white wings within your soul -
While loving you not in part, but in whole.
Beauty Be Not Caused - It Is
Beauty - be not caused - It Is -
Chase it, and it ceases
Chase it not, and it abides -
Overtake the creases
In the meadow - when the wind
Runs his fingers through it -
Deity will see to it
That you never do it.
Me as a critic (be careful! the harshness will be well concealed!)