December 12th, 2017

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"The Inner Transition" is now complete!

Thanks to a donation from Anthony and Shirley Barrette, "The Inner Transition" is now complete. Stylet lays his cards on the table, and Valor's Widow helps him consider some of his options.

This clears the way for the sequel, "The Willingness to Surrender Ideas" ($411), whenever someone wants to sponsor that.  It and the other five Stylet poems will appear in the Year-End Sale next week.  Some of those tie in with things that [personal profile] siliconshaman and [personal profile] dialecticdreamer have been writing, and in particular, [personal profile] siliconshaman is holding a couple of his stories to post after some of these poems.
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Poem: "Like a Sleeping Dragon"

This poem is from the December 5, 2017 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired and sponsored by Anthony & Shirley Barrette. It also fills the "latent heat" square in my 12-3-17 card for the [community profile] genprompt_bingo  fest.


"Like a Sleeping Dragon"


The fireplace waits
like a sleeping dragon.

It slumbers through summer,
estivating, the rough brick and
smooth metal never quite cool.

In autumn, it wakens with a red roar
of flames around fresh firewood.

It breathes heat through the house
all evening, and then at night,
it drops into a doze.

In the morning,
you can lay a hand
on its flanks and feel
the latent heat,

never far away.


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Poem: "CONTENTMENT"

This poem came out of the December 5, 2017 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired and sponsored by Anthony & Shirley Barrette. It also fills the "contentment" square in my 12-3-17 card for the [community profile] genprompt_bingo fest.


CONTENTMENT
-- an acrostic


Cold holds the earth in
Open arms, embracing
Nothingness and night,
Tingling on the skin.
Everyone cuddles close,
Now that the day is done,
Taking comfort from the fire.
Men and women rest content,
Each duty done, each task complete.
No one is left out, no one is alone, and
Tomorrow must wait for the morn.

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Notes:

Acrostic poetry spells something down the lefthand margin with the first letter of each line.  It is easy to write.