Green Hills Literary Lantern



I Will Offer Roses


I will write to you of roses

and their one thousand names

acclaim the willow’s

humble bend

confess the sun’s



but please do not peek

into my nest

of afflictions

so grievously



these too are my companions

along with the cold

man seated

at my right


Kristina Bicher’s poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Willow Review, Inkwell (where she won the Elizabeth McCormack Poetry Prize), Quiddity, River Oak Review, Freshwater and others. She received a bachelor’s degree from Harvard University and a master’s degree from Manhattanville College. Kristina lives in New York.