The Forest Issue
04 The Forest Issue
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The Vanity Papers is an Oxford literary review established in 2021. It is a home to many voices from the University of Oxford and influential writers of the future century.
THE VANITY PAPERS: 04 THE FOREST ISSUE
Featuring poetry and fiction from: Roland Fischer-Vousden, Biddy Vousden, Sara Farnworth, Elijah Wong Man Shun, Catherine Digman, Rupa Wood, Tom Sanders, Jennifer Nolan, Elijah Wong Man Shun, Joanne Malone, Maciek Saturnoff Duszyński, Oliver Harman, Elise May, Charlotte De Maria, Joe Foye, Heather Kayton and Rupa Wood.
Find sticks to build a fire / and stake the dying orbit / and your phoney spells / your prophesies come true / forget to water the white petals / the moon can’t save them / and the sun will not / evil spirits, robbers, and bad harvests / skin them and roast them over the fire / the passage of time ahead stimulates some primordial need / branching out in jasmine possibilities / a canvas sheet stretched between frosty meadows / across the valley I took a child to the woods / a unicorn mixed with a mermaid / what a strange thing to come back in your second life as / the howls of mad wolves / stay tuned and follow orders / you will find the vistas again / I beg of you do not trust this world
-The Forest Issue.