Sad news


Eyes blue as lapis, bright as chrysophase.
Its flame-red feathers flicker as if flame
bird keens high-flying, straining to proclaim.
Mourning of course, but also passion praise.

Black satin pillows for the Lord of Night
that do not show the bloodstain of his tears.
Who brooks no rule. This news a whiplash sears.
if pain submission brought her back he might.

And now his tale is done. And hers as well.
So many books, dark, wry and with a twist
Start to reread, go organize a list
The titles blur. Her words like petals fell

or snow. Made new and strange what lies below
transforming every story that we know


About rozkaveney

Middleaged, trans, novelist, poet, activist
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10 Responses to Sad news

  1. coth says:

    Thank you Roz.

  2. selenak says:

    A beautiful tribute for a writer of beauty.

  3. ffutures says:

    She’ll be missed.

  4. That’s lovely, Roz.

  5. time_shark says:

    Beautiful and fitting. I grieve today.

  6. cobrabay says:

    Thanks Roz, that’s a beautiful tribute.

  7. stevegreen says:

    That’s a sweet tribute, Roz.

  8. snaky_poet says:


    (Sorry, accidentally posted anonymously a minute ago.)

  9. Anonymous says:

    One of the brightest stars in the heavens has gone dark. She was a brilliant author with many tales left untold. I grieve for Tanith Lee. I read my first Tanith Lee book when I was 22 years old. The Birthgrave sparked my imagination and made me a lifelong fan of Ms Lee.

    Tanith, we hardly knew ye.

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