SWWIM publishes, celebrates, & promotes women, women-identifying & Femme-presenting writers through a Miami-based reading series & the online poetry journal SWWIM Every Day.

woman, listening by Robin Turner

like a great sea mirroring
cloud and moon and willow

some mornings stand lovely
and idle

first words a whisper
from the earth—

there are certain fields ripe
for cutting


a found/collage poem
source text: Pearl Buck’s The Good Earth

Robin Turner is the author of bindweed & crown poison: small poems of stray girls, fierce women (Porkbelly Press). A Best of the Net and Pushcart nominee, her work has most recently appeared in the Bramble & Thorn anthology (Porkbelly Press/Sugared Water), Psaltery & Lyre, 3Elements Literary Review, Gnarled Oak, and in the magical White Rock Zine Machine. She lives in Dallas, Texas.

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