Protector #2 Your Personal Amulet

By Laynie Browne Laynie Browne
This sonnet is your personal amulet
To be worn in instance of need
Or constantly held in the mind
Occurring here and elsewhere at this moment
This sonnet is sent without cunning
To cull a particular phrase from your lips
To enlist another protector
In this age of malcontent benefactors
Against an ironclad schooner
Feudal kingdom
Dismemberment by jubilant crowds
Strangely indifferent faces
Heat and dust besides
Suicide implicating others

Laynie Browne, “Protector #2 Your Personal Amulet” from Daily Sonnets. Copyright © 2007 by Laynie Browne. Reprinted by permission of Counterpath Press.

Source: Daily Sonnets (Counterpath Press, 2007)

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Poet Laynie Browne

POET’S REGION U.S., Southwestern

Subjects Living, The Mind, Arts & Sciences, Poetry & Poets

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Laynie Browne is the author of seven collections of poetry and one novel. Her most recent publications include Roseate, Points of Gold (2011), and The Desires of Letters (2010), The Scented Fox, (2007, winner of the National Poetry Series), Daily Sonnets (2007) and Drawing of a Swan Before Memory (2005, winner of the Contemporary Poetry Series). Of Daily Sonnets Ron Silliman writes: “It’s a stunner and a delight.  A pure dose of . . .

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SUBJECT Living, The Mind, Arts & Sciences, Poetry & Poets

POET’S REGION U.S., Southwestern

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