Saturday, November 29, 2008
Friday, November 14, 2008
"Charms for a Lover's Bracelet"
Charms for a Lover's Bracelet: The Seasons
-- clover seeds immersed
in a bead of dew --
-- noon's still heat embraced
within crape myrtle blossoms --
-- crescent moon crossed
by a bursting milkweed pod --
-- flake of flint sweetened
by cedar smoke --
Charms for a Lover's Bracelet: The Evanescent
It's the first lesson, loss.
-- Jan Zwicky
-- silken wisp of dawnlight --
-- wind's tug and lift
of a strand of hair --
--frost's fractal maps --
-- a blackberry's bundled curves --
-- urgent heat of your nipple
against my thumb --
Tuesday, November 04, 2008
Is Your Writing Muscle Stuck?
Try The One Minute Writer to unstick it.
Twenty Four-Line Poems and Two More
Saturday, November 01, 2008
Caribbean Reading Challenge: Tentative Reading List
Subject to modification:
1. Jamaica Kincaid, Annie John: A Novel
2. George Lamming, In the Castle of My Skin
3. Michelle Cliff, Abeng
4. Jacques Roumain, Masters of the Dew
5. Edwidge Dandicat, The Dew Breaker
6. Derek Walcott, Tiepolo's Hound
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A couple of alternatives I'm considering include:
Michelle Cliff, No Telephone to Heaven
Maryse Conde, Segu
Return to the Africa Reading Challenge
Back in mid-July I discovered and agreed to join in the Africa Reading Challenge , posted my tentative reading list , and posted my first review . Shortly after that, I became ill and haven't felt up to continuing the challenge until now. In the next few days, I should have my second review, of Sembene Ousmane's God's Bits of Wood, posted here with the remaining four to follow before the end of the year. At least, that's my intention, now that my health has improved.
And I plan to join in Scavella's Caribbean Reading Challenge 2009 .
(he averred ambitiously.)