New poetry in Clover + Bee

Late in 2022 I discovered Clover + Bee, a thoroughly charming literary journal that features visual art, prose, and poetry in a digital quarterly format. I was delighted to have four poems selected for their fifth issue, launched this month.

Writer Spotlight

As part of appearing in the pages of their magazine, the editors of Clover + Bee also feature the writers and artists whose work they publish on their blog in an interview format.

Several shorter poems of mine appear in a two-page spread:

“After Emily”, “After snow, the ground”, “Snowless Winter”, and “Stardust”.

You can purchase Issue 5 of Clover + Bee from their website. Click the cover to go there.

Inspired by Emily Dickinson

Editors Cara and Alex do a wonderful job of curating this digital magazine, which takes it name from “To make a prairie…” by Emily Dickinson.

To make a prairie…

To make a prairie it takes a clover and one bee,
One clover, and a bee.
And revery.
The revery alone will do,
If bees are few.

After Emily

My poem “After Emily” is one of four featured in the magazine, and it is indeed after Emily Dickinson and her famous line about hope being the thing with feathers:

After Emily

Soap is the thing with feathers
in the shower I
mused, sad as

the day had made me, the loss
of a beloved hen
like a frost

on my soul. I washed off dirt
from her burial
changed my shirt —

looked at words anew
as they flew.

Published by Dagne Forrest

Dagne Forrest lives and works in a small town just west of Canada's capital. She shares her life with several other humans, an athletic labrador retriever who suffers from separation anxiety, three cats, and a small flock of chickens. Her poetry and creative nonfiction have appeared in journals in the US, UK, Australia, and Canada. In 2021 she was one of 15 poets featured in Canada’s Poem in Your Pocket campaign.

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