Cougar Corner

Poems of Myth and Memory 

By Jules Appleton


Bodies of the Wood

Bodies of the wood


Have you ever seen a more beautiful sight?

Olympus hasn’t

They become olive trees

Their limbs bear fruit

Just as the oracle said


Cave Walls

Our feet shined on the cave walls

Before the facade began to fall

And you could not believe

That life was incomplete

Because you saw our feet

Reflected on the cave walls


Sailors and Shanties

Between here and there is a sea

Filled with sailors and shanties

For mermaids, the sailors sing

Mermaids repeat these harmonies

And the sailors remain an eternity


Writer Bio:

Jules Appleton is a senior at CSUSM majoring in literature and writing studies. Poetry is her favorite medium to write in because it conveys powerful emotions and ideas in so few words. She has previously been featured in Palomar College’s literary magazine, Bravura. 


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