Elegy for Lidice, Czechoslovakia

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June 1942

Tonight
I swallow the waning
moon     where it unspools
in my belly like a

white ribbon
lettered with Lidice’s fate.
Every bended knee

broken
every tongue extracted     every
outstretched hand severed

at the wrist.
Plundered cemeteries and burned-
out buildings tilled under.

Mothers
and children sent into shadow
and all the men opened like flowers.

Elegy for Lidice, Czechoslovakia by Pamela Anderson


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Pam Anderson has an MFA in creative writing from the NE Ohio Master of Fine Arts Program, which also awarded her a Bisbee Fellowship. The Holocaust, particularly Czechoslovakia from 1938-1945, is the focus of much of her writing, with one of her Holocaust poems honored with an AWP Intro Journals Project award. Her work has been published by JennyMag.org, Controlled Burn, Mason’s Road, Whurk, and elsewhere. Currently, she lives with her husband in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley.

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