Tahira – a poem by Wayne-Daniel Berard


Allah said
“If we allow her
this pain, she will
only make poetry
out of it” and one
angel after another
answered “So?”
“Now do you see
why I created them?”
spoke the Beneficent,
the Merciful.


Wayne-Daniel Berard, PhD, teaches Humanities at Nichols College, Dudley, MA. He publishes broadly in poetry, fiction, and non-fiction. His novella, Everything We Want, was published in 2018 by Bloodstone Press. A poetry collection, The Realm of Blessing, will be published in 2020 by Unsolicited Press.

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