The story or poem that used to live here is being rewritten… or, is on its way to a new home. But worry not, I’d never leave you without something to read. Just click the following links, and you’ll be able to delight in the newest Stories and Poems I’ve published on this blog.
This is going to be a quickie… since I want to run to the woods (all right, walk at a mildly fast pace) to collect a Halloween tree. I usually get my dead branch, which I adorn with Halloween motifs, three days before the holiday. But it was raining… hard… and only a silly person chooses to fight Nature when she’s in one of her moods.
So… which of my Poem Bits should become a story or a full-length poem?
I’ve listed the blackout and handwritten poems I’ve shared since “13 Kisses in the Dark”, winner of From Blackout Poem Bit to Flash Fiction or Full-Length Poetry, 3. Leave a comment letting me know which Poem Bit you would me to expand. I’m not adding the Flash Fiction or Poetry options, because I plant to link the resulting piece to the Imaginary Garden with Real Toads, Flash 55, in the shape of a haibun: prose and poetry.
1) Which poem do you wish me to develop?
2) *optional* Why?
bare branches rustle
food and song in the graveyard—
to honor the dead
don’t hit her again
she knows all your cards are cursed—
now, you lose a hand
The vacuum sucked dirt and dust-blackened fingers.
– blacked out from Caring for Your Book
Through autumn-bared branches,
I felt your wicked grin
singing warmth into the sun.
And I wondered
if you, too,
hear my forever love
in October’s song.
do not accept normal.
– blacked out from Ageless Body, Timeless Mind
On Friday, Oct 31st, I will turn the Poem Bit with the most votes into a haibun. Please, cast your vote before October 30th at 1:13pm EDT.
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