Poetry by Wendy Dunn

A SACRED THING

Centuries ago Porphyrus wrote: 

‘A threshold is a sacred thing.’

And I think: the sacredness of the threshold

is the fire of imagination 

where a creator is consumed 

and surrenders self

to emerge again

reborn.

Each act of creation

is akin to finding courage

to enter Hades

and to find your way 

home again

resurrected, alive

bearing the light of

the lantern-bearer.

Wendy J Dunn

Wendy J. Dunn is an Australian writer who has been obsessed by Anne Boleyn since she was ten years old. She is the author of three Tudor novels: Dear Heart, How Like You This?, The Light in the Labyrinth, her first young adult novel, and Falling Pomegranate Seeds: The Duty of Daughters.

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