New Poem at Mirror Dance: Farewell Dead Men

Holly Lyn Walrath
Apr 1, 2019 · 1 min read

I have a new poem up at Mirror Dance magazine

I have a new poem up today at Mirror Dance called Farewell Dead Men. I also talk about why fantasy is a genre I love:

While science fiction is based in science, mystery is based in the pursuit of a question, and horror is based in evoking an emotion of fear, I believe that fantasy is the only genre which is purely pulled from the author’s deepest dreams and imaginings. The ability to dream up fantastical beasts and worlds seems to me to be a peculiarity of the human condition — one that even the most mundane of minds can learn to cultivate. Where did the idea for a dragon first come from or the hero myth? They are deeply ingrained paths that we continue to walk, following our ancestors through the mists of imagination.

Read my poem “Farewell Dead Men” here . . .


Originally published at www.hlwalrath.com.

Holly Lyn Walrath

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I'm a writer, editor, and poet. Find me online at www.hlwalrath.com.

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