Synkroniciti is pleased to welcome poet Anne Stewart with “Wild Roses.” Growing “from stingy forest ground” to “crowd out basil and sage,” these beauties defy human planning and control like weeds, but their loveliness wins us over, and in the end, we claim them as our own. Observant and relatable, Anne shows us how we take wildness for granted–not only in gardening, but in life–and how we benefit from its presence and its tenacity. The gentle rhythm of the verse rolls out in two lovely stanzas of five, its simplicity hiding delicate craftsmanship. Simplicity is difficult to achieve in poetry, at least without losing uniqueness, and Anne’s economy of words does that beautifully.
Experience Anne’s jewel of a poem in Synkroniciti’s “Wild” issue: https://synkroniciti.com/the-magazine/purchase-individual-issues/.
Anne Stewart lives in northern Minnesota where the wild flora and fauna of the surrounding Superior National Forest continually, to her amazement and delight, transgress on her space and find their way into her poetry and prose.