waves of crimson clouds
breach the banks of winter night—
an ocean aflame
cups the dawn in white-gloved hands
so frigid and so fragile

~Fish Creek, Wisconsin

Elizabeth Spencer Spragins

Elizabeth Spencer Spragins is a poet, writer, and editor who taught in North Carolina community colleges for more than a decade before returning to her home state of Virginia. Her tanka and bardic verse in the Celtic style have been published in England, Scotland, Canada, Indonesia, India, Mauritius, and the United States. The Language of Bones, a collection of her bardic verse, is scheduled for publication by Kelsay Books in fall 2019.

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