Because otherwise, readers will go somewhere else. Like the explosion of webcomics, many of them with more diverse and competent characters, that the paper comics industry has been ranting about. If you do stupid things and try to sell them, the money will go bye-bye. The money IS going bye-bye.
The last of the previously scheduled themes is "military science fiction" set for January 8. So I need new ideas for 2013. What topics would you like to see featured in a Poetry Fishbowl? Here are a few of my ideas ...
* unlikely heroes & implausible villains
* mythical beasts
* things best left forgotten
* young adult literature
* revenge & forgiveness
* worthy causes
I'll gather the possible themes together and post a poll eventually to select specific ones.
This poem came out of the June 19, 2012 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by prompts from the_vulture and zianuray. It has been sponsored by janetmiles as part of the 2012 Holiday Poetry Sale. This poem belongs to the series Hart's Farm, and you can read more about that on the Serial Poetry page.
WARNING: This poem focuses on family tensions and coping with grief in community, including positive and negative examples across different individuals. It is therefore a lot heavier than average for Hart's Farm. If that's likely to be upsetting for you, then you may want to skip it.
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Master musician Ravi Shankar has passed away. He will be greatly missed. The musician is gone Whisper of robes candles burn, all the people gather round Heaven shines like a thousand suns
-- an elegy for Ravi Shankar, 4/7/20-12/11/12
Still the strings
and muffle the drums.
and silence comes.
over sandaled feet --
and incense sweet --
without a sound.
where the Ganges runs.
The musician is gone
Whisper of robes
all the people gather round
Heaven shines like a thousand suns