Photography © Glenn Bowie



Every morning their voices reach me from the field,
but they never hear me recite my Spanish verses

They are shredded supernovas,
and their bare necks shine with sweat
I listen as they howl in unknown syllables
and arrange their movements
with a precision of grave astronomers.

They will fade at noon,
until a soft explosion of stars
will alarm the indigo sky.


Maria Barnes is an author based in St. Petersburg, Russia. She have been writing poetry in Russian since she was eight years old. “Four years ago I began my journey through British and American literature and music. It has inspired me to create poems in English.”

Glenn Bowie is a published poet, lyricist and photographer from the Boston area. He also owns and operates an elevator company that supplies custom-built elevators for clients from New England to Hollywood. Author of two poetry and photograph collections (Under the Weight of Whispers and Into the Thorns and Honey) on Big Table Publishing, he donates all profits from his books to various charities for the homeless and local animal shelters.