Jackson Hern

Twilight of Miklagard


In the golden city where the merchants rule

And Northern exiles softened with plenitude,

Rome’s glories are immolated for Mammon.


Gilded enlightenment subverts crown and cross

Where the eagle wavers beneath eastern wind.


Stirrings of the world scarcely disturbing sleep

Of city oblivious, all the while…

Men of different purpose knock at the gate.



Jackson Hern is an Afghanistan veteran, Emergency Medical Technician, and writer of both minimalist and traditional verse poetry. He splits his time between Southern Rhode Island and his native New Jersey. This is his first historical piece.

About Copperfield

Since 2000, The Copperfield Review has been a leading market for short historical fiction. Copperfield was named one of the top sites for new writers by Writer's Digest and it is the winner of the Books and Authors Award for Literary Excellence. We publish short historical fiction as well as history-based nonfiction, poetry, reviews, and interviews.
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