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Poster Designed by Paul Sahre. It features lines from T. S. Eliot’s poem The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock.
To learn more about the artist: www.paulsahre.com
Thank you to Kristin Zimet, Editor of The Sow’s Ear Poetry Review. I received my contributor’s copies today.
My poem entitled “Inkblot” appears in the Winter issue:
Viewed from overhead,
we form an inkblot
as we lie in bed:
each facing an outer wall,
backs together, knees
bent in unison, soles
of our feet touching.
Mirrored, married sleep.
We could be a butterfly
or some monster
ready to pounce upon
the unsuspecting other –
the something wed
There’s some wonderful poetry in this issue. The kind of poems you want to read over and over again. The Sow’s Ear is published quarterly. Subscriptions are $20. Mail to Robert Lesman, Managing Editor, PO Box 127, Millwood VA 22646.
“Every child born into the world is a new thought of God,
an ever fresh and radiant possibility.”
Quotation by Kate Douglas Wiggin (American children’s author and educator who led the kindergarten education movement in the United States. 1856-1923)
“Spring has returned. The earth is like a child that knows poems.”
Quotation by Rainer Maria Rilke
“In the country it seems as if every tree said to me: ‘Holy! holy!’
Who can give complete expression to the ecstasy of the woods!”
– Quotation by Beethoven
It’s nights like tonight that make me grateful that my husband and I moved to New Harmony (five years ago).
There’s always something here to inspire me. I wrote a new poem tonight entitled, “The First Sacrifice.”
Here are some photos taken on a long walk just before sunset:
All photos subject to copyright by “Featherheart”
RopeWalk 2009 – June 7-13
The weeklong summer RopeWalk Writers Retreat gives participants an opportunity to attend workshops and to confer privately with one of four prominent writers. Historic New Harmony, Indiana, site of two nineteenth-century utopian experiments, provides an ideal setting for this event with its retreat-like atmosphere and its history of creative and intellectual achievement. At RopeWalk you will be encouraged to write, not simply listen to others talk about writing. In addition, several writers will present papers or give lectures, open to all participants, on aspects of the craft of writing.
Registration deadline is before May 2nd.