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Poem: "Shine On"
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ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: July 19th, 2011 03:16 am (UTC) (Link)

Thank you!

>>Finally, I get to read this. It is most certainly a tale of true faith, the type that enables one to endure.<<

Yay!

>> I think I'm going to really enjoy this series,<<

Currently available poems are linked on the "Serial Poetry" page, and unsponsored poems are listed. I have ideas for some others. However ...

>> even if it does get hard to read at points.<<

... yeah it does that real fast. You can see that in the comments. Hard to write, too, in the same sense.
the_vulture From: the_vulture Date: July 19th, 2011 03:18 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Thank you!

When I think about powerful fiction that's sometimes difficult to read/watch, I think of the film Once Were Warriors. There are elements of hope in the face of brutality and loss that are shared between that film and this poem.
ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: July 19th, 2011 03:26 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Thank you!

I liked Band of Brothers, which is a retelling of part of WWII. For difficult fiction, there is no beating Philosopher in Arms by karen_wehrstein. The question is how far you can push into the darkness before readers squick and flee back down the path in droves. The more skilled the writing, the farther it can go.
the_vulture From: the_vulture Date: July 19th, 2011 04:50 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Thank you!

The question is how far you can push into the darkness before readers squick and flee back down the path in droves. The more skilled the writing, the farther it can go.

Very much agreed.
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