Excerpt from WISE WOMEN by Jerome Brooke

Title: Wise Women
Jerome Brooke
Publication Date: August 2012
Publisher: GoodSamaritan Press 
Genre: Contemporary, Poetry 
Length: 50 pages
Available At: Amazon

The book is a collection of poems. The poet creates images of women who weave sensual spells of power. He writes of rites and those who dwell in Darkness.



Bride of Demons

Wise woman, witch and succubus, lady of darkness,

Call your lover.

Stand skyclad, in the night,

Your flesh, wantonly revealed, without cover.


Hear the cries, the gales that now do howl,

Sounds of relentless evil.

Rocks near the shore, struck by the relentless waves,

Voice of the most cruel devil.


Will you carry the child, the Antichrist;

With whom did you lie?

End times, they do come, cities of men shall burn,

All will whither, all will die.  

Jerome Brooke was born in Indiana. He now lives in the Kingdom of Siam. He has written The City of the Mirage (Amazon) and many other books. Jerome Brooke was born in Evansville, Indiana. He attended Indiana University – MLS, JD. He now lives in the Kingdom of Siam. He is married to Jiraporn Sutta, a princess of the lost Kingdom of Nan. He is the father of two children. His daughter, Jirachaya, is six. She has been crowned as Miss Superstar 2011. His son Justin, 40, is a sales executive in Shanghai.

Jerome the Fair
Prince Consort of Princess Jira of Nan

He is a member of the bar of the Supreme Court of Indiana. He served as City Attorney, for Ellettsville, Indiana. He also served as Judge Pro Tempore for the Superior Court of Monroe County.

His work has recently been published by a number of journals, including World of Myth – Welcome to Wherever – Danse Macabre – MelBrake Press blog – First Literary Review – and Bewildering Stories.

Princess of Nan

Nan lies in the Highlands
North of Siam
Nan still has its own Royal Family and the royal blood flows in the veins of many of its race

His work has been described as:

The poems are savage and barbarous … intricate and complex … horrific. …talent, interest, and clarity of diction. Joseph Hart. — Isles of Myst Review

The poems remind me of ancient primeval legends … . The imagery is active and personified. Joseph G Phillips. — New Mirage Quarterly

Princess Jirachaya
Miss Superstar 2011

A terse series of quatrains which evoke the cold and dark realms … of the Ice Age. — Carol Hamilton, New Mirage Quarterly

A timelesss tradition of honor, bravery, and romance. … tales of mediaeval warfare … spell-binding. Charming and seductive … . — Lorraine Tolliver, New Mirage Quarterly

Battle, victories, defiance, perseverance ring melodiously throughout the pages … . The victor within us all prevails. — Paul Truttman, Western Archipelago

Primitive, barbaric, spare, austere, but eloquent … frightening. The images .. are savage. The poems are exciting and moody. — Joseph H

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