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Whirlwind

It's been a really whirlwind month; I can't broach even half of it.  Like climbing a steep mountain with intermittent bursts of surfing.  I do love the surfing.

I am very grateful for a few things as of late:

  • Amal El-Mohtar featured my poem "Moral" on Tor.com - almost a month later, I am back to speaking, but am still happily flabbergasted.  I'm looking forward to reading the next poem featured and taking part in the poetry study.

  • My poem "Tree Dreaming" has been accepted to Dark Mountain Book 5.  Hurrah!

There's more, but it's raining now.  I'd like to lay back on the couch and listen to the rain come down.

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asakiyume
May. 6th, 2013 12:07 pm (UTC)
"Moral" was a great poem. It was so powerful and painful. I remember really liking it when the issue came out.

It was interesting to look at the discussion on Tor! I think some people come to poetry with a lot of baggage.
three_magpies
May. 6th, 2013 02:55 pm (UTC)
Thank you!

It was very bizarre reading the discussion on Tor. I was like: Professor El-Mohtar has chosen my poem to discuss in class! Whoah. People found layers I never thought of - the Biblical symbolism especially, which is now part of my rethinking of the work.

On this side of the screen, there was also some eyebrow raising. I remember poetry classes, and can now better understand the poet's bafflement and odd-woman-out syndrome in society. "What does she mean by that?". Sometimes, a ram is just a ram.
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