Tapestry of Life



Tapestry of Life


The bitter salt of grief and tears,

The honey taste of joyous years,

The aching echo of absences,

The ebb and flow of gains and losses,

The love that came as heaven cloaked,

The portal to hell it soon evoked,

The unbottled longings hurled at the moon,

The dragonfly days when in love we swoon,

The charcoal fear making the soul cry,

The effervescent dreams that still ride high.


Reprinted from the anthology As Darkness Falls, published by 300 South Media Group, July 2021


Jana Begovic


As far back as she can remember, Jana has been fascinated by storytelling. Her love of reading and writing propelled her toward studies of languages and literature resulting in B.A. degrees in English and German Languages and Literature, an M.A. Degree in Literary Criticism, as well as a B.Ed. Degree in English and Dramatic Arts.


Among her publications are academic articles published by Cambridge Scholars, UK, and the Journal for Distinguished Language Study, USA, the novel Poisonous Whispers, published by Roane Publishing, N.Y., poetry, short fiction, articles, art reviews, and blog posts featured in literary journals, such as Ariel Chart, Chantwood, the Pangolin Review, Abstract, Canada Fashion Magazine and Authors Publish (Facebook page). Her short story, Purveyors of Magic appeared in the December 2020 issue of The Black Shamrock, and her short story 2148 was published in September 2020 in the anthology Thin Places, by Broken Keys Publishing (winner of the Best Year Award in the Ottawa Faces Magazine), Sunset Rain by 300 South Media Group, and her poetry was featured in the, “As Darkness Falls”, published by 300 South Media Group. She also contributed an inspirational poem to the Thoughts and Prayers anthology published in November 2020. She acts as a senior editor for Ariel Chart and contributing editor/writer for the Canada Fashion Magazine. She has been nominated for the 2019 Best of the Net and the PushCart awards for a piece of non-fiction and a short story published in Ariel Chart. In addition, she was the first runner-up with an honourable mention in the Oyster Art Flash Fiction Contest of March 2021.

 She lives in Ottawa, Ontario and works for the Government of Canada as an education specialist in the field of military language training.

 She can be contacted via her Author Page at https://www.facebook.com/J.Damselfly/ 


  1. words and image have no seam as if intended all along. superb.

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