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Her Heart’s Dying Ember

Her Hearts Dying Ember

written by: Paula Puolakka


Black and white
is the midwinter’s night:
the bed of Death’s lilies is the tundra.

The icy knight
– steely and bright –
brings God’s light into the darkness.

From a height,
he lowers himself to fight:
to save the soul of the lady he just found.

Her lifeless face is a pretty sight,
but he cannot bite her cold lips:
he places her heart’s dying ember into his chest.

Paula Puolakka

Paula Puolakka

Paula Puolakka (born August 18, 1982) is a Beat poet, writer, and MA (History of Science and Ideas.) In 2019, The Finnish Reserve Officers' Federation gave her an honorable mention, honoring the academic legacy of Mr. Ludwig Wittgenstein & Mr. Theodore John Kaczynski. In Dec 2020, the PhDs of Tampere University gave her appreciation: her academic article - celebrating her Master's thesis of 2012 and the academic legacy of Mr. Kaczynski & Mr. Wittgenstein - was published by Hybris. In April 2021, Puolakka won the second prize in the "Lahti, the European Green Capital 2021" writing competition. Her story celebrated "Teddy." In Dec, she landed second in the writing contest held by Haloo Maaseutu (monitored by the Centre for Economic Development, Transport, and the Environment.) From Aug 2021 to Feb 2022, Puolakka was the representative of the City of Oulu. Her sixth book came out in Nov 2022. The name of the "limited edition science-art Christmas gift" was Banded Krait: the collection of the acclaimed Beat poems, including her award- and challenge-winning poems (USA, South Africa & Canada, 2019-2022.) A few of them were dedicated to Mr. Kaczynski and Mr. Wittgenstein.
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