April 29th, 2018


Poetry Fishbowl Report for April 3, 2018

This month's theme was "Magical Art." I wrote from 1 PM to 6:30 AM, so about 14 hours 30 minutes, allowing for breaks. I wrote 10 poems on Tuesday and 11 later.

Participation was way up. There were 32 comments on LiveJournal and another 74 on Dreamwidth. A total of 27 people sent prompts. Please welcome new prompter LJ user elenbarathi.

Read Some Poetry!
The following poems from the April 3, 2018 Poetry Fishbowl have been posted:
"The Dream Coat"
"Knitting at the Ready"
"The Leaves of the Manuka Tree"
"Looking at Things for a Long Time"
"Minoan Dreams"
"Pointing Toward Power"
"A Question of Credentials"
"Whatever Is Freckled"

"Cleaning Achnai's Oven" (standalone, March 6, 2018 Poetry Fishbowl) (linkback poem)
"Superproofing" (Polychrome Heroics, December 5, 2017 Poetry Fishbowl) (free epic)

Currently sponsored poems have been posted. Donors this month included [personal profile] kengr, [personal profile] gingicat, [personal profile] lone_cat, Anthony & Shirley Barrette, [personal profile] janetmiles, and [personal profile] ng_moonmoth.

The Poetry Fishbowl made its $200 goal, so "Superproofing" is the free epic. It also made the $250 goal, so that's two tallies toward a bonus fishbowl.

The Poetry Fishbowl project also has a permanent landing page.

Sunday Yardening

Today is sunny and warm.  I moved four wild chives that had wandered out in the field to my septic garden.  I also transplanted three different types of penstemon into the wildflower garden.  I still have a bunch of stuff left to plant, though. 

I saw a young rabbit today, so they're well into breeding season.  They've eaten most of my tulips, but haven't touched any of the alliums.

Birds are out everywhere.  Lots of cardinals and blackbirds flying around.  :D

EDIT 4-29-18: I planted prairie onion, nodding onion, and northern sea oats in the wildflower garden.

We also saw an unfamiliar bird, very small with a blue-gray top and white belly, with white edges on the tail, often held up like a wren's.  I think it was a blue-gray gnatcatcher.  Apparently they are widespread but not very common in most places, although they can congregate in large numbers.

EDIT 4-29-18:  I planted another penstemon, a butterfly weed, and a yellow coneflower in the wildflower garden.  As it is now dark, I am done for the night.