Aria Ligi is an independent scholar who has been writing for over forty years. She has a great love of history, and, the English Romantics. She has a Bachler’s Degree in Writing from San Francisco State University and graduated top of her class. Temple of Love and Blood, Bone and Stone are two of her earlier works.
She has been published most recently in October Hill, Z Publication’s New York’s Best Emerging Poets anthology, Light Journal: Issues Three, and four, the Australian Times, and University of South Dakota’s Vermillion Literary Project annual chapbook. She has appeared frequently on Progressive News Network’s Blog Talk Radio, reading her work and promoting good poetry. Currently, she is the Editor in Chief for New Poetry, an online international digest.
You can peruse her blog, which contains samples of her work.
A Puck Wild Tale
O’ sweet Oberon do not fret thru love’s trails we two met.
And loved and frolicked and been at play,
Lutes lilting er lulled held us in their after sway.
Then in a choir, a mortal beast
Traipsed me heart scaling rosiest peaks.
But in the dark and quiet hours, nestled in leaf and bower,
Our kingdom holds me in its power.
And I yr Queen unshakable gleaming,
Turn and muse, hum neath the flinty ruse.
Upon our warming days,
The lip o’er yr pipe,
The mounds o’ faerie’s gossamer light,
Sing and willow in my ears, a litany still so dear,
Clefts er notes on the path and a wanderlust embedded fast.
A Puck Wild Tale is from Vol. X of my unpublished Romantic Series and was written for Lady Caroline Lamb. This poem is about her cousin Hart, later the Duke of Devonshire, who in their childhood professed that she was Tatiana and he Oberon.
They created together a world consisting of faeries and pure imagination. Hart wanted to marry her and was distraught when she married William Cavendish instead. Though Lady Caroline is mostly remembered for her outrageous behavior, and being the lover of Lord Byron, she was also a prolific writer and poet.