Manzano Mountain Review is an online New Mexico literary journal affiliated with UNM-Valencia.

Two Poems

by Inna Dulchevsky

elation
   
as if a flower's dew
a bead of sweetness
nurtured by heat from the sun
emotions of Nature
in its joyful moments
cyperaceae rupture
thunder euphoria with
rainbow annex
that rests on
lotus leaves        and
butterfly’s rhapsody
wings 
within a murmur of reed     
                                violin strings
                                           clarinet wind
                                                         trumpet echo
                                                                 the cuckoo’s tenor
                  timbre of forest
down the roots
organ’s low mutter
resonates
with the lyres of fern
the slopes of serenity 
and pins        
a blissful reflection
of stillness
    

ladybug
 
   
under the magnify lens see
her walk on the edge of the
saltmarsh morning glory
short dress 
it’s red
red heart
in holes
polka dot off the shoulders 
    

Inna Dulchevsky spent her early school years in Belarus. She currently resides in Brooklyn, New York. She was awarded First Prize in the 2014 David B. Silver Poetry Competition. Inna's work has been published in numerous anthologies and journals including Storm Cycle: Best Poetry of 2015, The Otter, Peacock Journal, First Literary Review - East, POETRY PACIFIC, Mad Swirl, Suisun Valley Review, South Florida Poetry Journal, The Mind[less] Muse, Aquillrelle Anthology #5 and #7, Pyrokinection, Napalm and Novocain, Jellyfish Whispers and elsewhere. In MeArteka, Inna's poems have been published in both English and Albanian. Her interests include psychology, philosophy, meditation and yoga. The light and expansion of consciousness through the connection with inner-self and nature are essential in the writing of her poetry.