April 30, 2008

NaPoWriMo (finis)

*poof*

27 comments:

Viv said...

This is stunning. Absolutely stunning. I adore the image of the parking lot!

Don said...

I love this poem. I especially like the end, with "caressing the empty spaces." It's tough to write a poem this short and make it work so well.

wondermachine said...

This is lovely Sandra. Love the imagery and the caress.

nate said...

It's great to see you poem-ing, Sandra. This is wonderful.

Sandra said...

Ah, thanks everyone! (This was in regards to a draft called "Love Poem.") The encouragement makes this pace a lot easier.

Radish King said...

Wow. Wow.
The sheep,
hustling across Wyoming shoulder to shoulder,
became one great blanket fevering the Midwest


Triple Wow.

Carly said...

I really love this prophecy one! how was li??

Sandra said...

Thanks! (These comments were in regards to a draft called "Plenty.") Carly, Long Island was a trip--a looong trip, and a good trip. More soon.

Radish King, I confess: I'm always looking for honorable excuses for more sheep in my poems.

32poems.com said...

Hermit Crab -- love that opening.

newzoopoet said...

Wow to the "castle fucked a fist"!

Viv said...

Hooray to the two kinds poem!

mgushuedc said...

Hey, thanks for the Alison Titus poem. It's stunning. Now I have to go look her up. Good luck on Sunday - family obligations prevent me from being there, but I'll catch up to one of them. Nice looking book.

Bernadette Geyer said...

Yay! I was totally addicted to Choose Your Own Adventure books when I was younger. I like this interpretation... FUN!

Shann Palmer said...

nice!!

Matt said...

I enjoyed your poems over at AGNI online? Here's the link for other folks: http://www.bu.edu/agni/authors/S/Sandra-Beasley.html

Sandra said...

Oh, wow--thanks for the heads up on those AGNI poems! They were accepted way back when, then held up when the BU folks redesigned the website.

Steven D. Schroeder said...

Heartbreaking ending with the turtle.

Justin Evans said...

Sandra:

I have always loved the Isis/Osiris myth,and this is just an amazing poem which weaves in and out of the myth with elegance and ease. I know I am coming late to the party, but this is just incredible!

sam of the ten thousand things said...

The imagery in this piece is strong. Great ending. Thanks for posting it.

mynamehere said...

Nice poem. I was looking for the other one, Oxidation(?); I was going to come back and read it again; now its gone.

Matthew Thorburn said...

Wonderful! I love that "hallelujah of croutons."

Sandra said...

Thanks, everyone--it's the home stretch and I can use the encouragement!

"mynamehere"--I keep the drafts rotating out frequently, so I can revise them in my own time and have them to submit to journals. So hopefully "Oxidation" will resurface sooner or later on the written page. = )

KATE EVANS said...

You elegantly weave together so many different threads here. Very nice.

Justin Evans said...

I love your origami poem. I have written my own, but I think your oblique use of the subject matter is very compelling, and quite wonderful.

A fine poem.

jeannine said...

Thanks for your comments at my blog, Sandra. I really liked your recent poem with the line "tea cured? This is raw..." etc. A wonderful and precise poem about relationships.

Bernadette Geyer said...

You made it! Congrats on a month of very creative poem-ing... and thanks for your comments and encouragement at my blog.

mgushuedc said...

Capybaras rock! Way to go out on a high! Next year: zombie capybaras of the stratosphere!