October 22nd, 2012


Poem: "Within the Wolf's Jaws"

This poem came out of the May 1, 2012 Poetry Fishbowl.  It was inspired by prompts from ellenmillion, rix_scaedu, and Dreamwidth user avia.  Further inspiration came from the Norse myth "The Binding of Fenrir" and the god Tyr.  This poem was microfunded in installments by DW user jb_slasher.  It belongs to the series The Asgard Eddas, and you can read more about that on my Serial Poetry page.

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Monday Update 10-22-12

These are some posts from the later part of last week in case you missed them:
Poem: "Waxahachie's One-Day Winter"
Read "The One Night of the Year"
Portal Fantasy
Read about "The Real People's Villain"
BINGO: Second line bingo, genderqueer characters, 5 poems
Read "Strange"
Read about Torn World critters
Read "Reaching for the Moons"
Take Back Halloween
Read "Earthrise"

The half-price poetry sale for The Steamsmith has sold out. The newly posted poems are linked via the original sale page. Discussions are ongoing under several of the poems.

During the week of October 22-28, I am serving as Poetry Host over in the Dreamwidth community Poetree.  The theme is serial poetry.  Watch for discussions and poems to appear.  Those of you who enjoy my serial poetry are especially encouraged to come talk about why you follow it and what appeals to you, along with thoughts on any other serial poetry you may have found.  So far, I have made these posts:
Introductory Post -- What Is Serial Poetry?
Poem: "The Wingdresser's Kitchen"
The Shared World as Serial Literature
Poem: "The Lost and Found Legion"
Poem: "The Girl Who Wanted Too Much"

Poetry in Microfunding:
"Within the Wolf's Jaws" belongs to The Asgard Eddas. It just opened, and you can read the first two verses about the starfarers and their interrupted journey.

Torn World writing update:
Approved as canon: "Squiggles: Excerpts from Nleimen's Journal," (fiction) "The Urge to Fly" "A Nap Under the Stars" "Neighboring Attractions" "These Small Essential Pieces," "Autumn Gathering," "The Sound of an Argument," "Five Red Beads" "A Light in the Darkness" (poetry).  Back to me for edits: "Breaking the Ice," (fiction), "Patterns in the Grass" "Light Above Water" (poetry). Currently in front of the canon board: "Beached Fish" (fiction),  "Breeding the Perfect Fighter," "The Charity Wall," "Flying in the Wind" (poetry), "Ghost Bat" "Half-Leg," (nonfiction).  Drafted: "Cutting Cords and Clasping Hands," "Like Ash Before the Wind," "From Dark to Bright," "The Inappropriate But Useful Disposal of Lettuce" "A Thin Red Trail" "The Museum of Mortality" (fiction), "Changes in the Wind" (poetry), "Publishers in the Empire" (nonfiction).  In revision at home: "Water Dance," "When the Wind's Teeth Sing," "Raining Kittens," "Finding the Holes" (fiction),  "The Smallest Invaders" (poetry).  Currently writing: "Catch of the Day," "Winterheart" "A Cold Clear Night" (fiction).

It's raining here today.  Yesterday was lovely, though; we went out hiking at the Douglass-Hart Nature Center.  Signs of drought were obvious: the edge of the pond was about 20 feet farther from the dock than it was the last time we visited.  Still it was a great day for observing wildlife; we saw squirrels and many different birds.