September 28th, 2018

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Poem: "The Storybearer"

This poem is spillover from the September 4, 2018 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by a prompt from [personal profile] siliconshaman. It also fills the "sharing" square in my 9-1-18 card for the Cottoncandy Bingo fest. This poem has been sponsored by Anthony & Shirley Barrette. It belongs to the Big One and Mercedes threads of the series Polychrome Heroics.

Warning: This poem discusses the aftermath of a natural disaster. It is mostly comfort, though, as the hurt part is largely offscreen.

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Friday Yardening

Today is beautiful, mostly sunny and mild.  Butterflies are out.  I fed the birds.

Yesterday we bought a cartload of flower bulbs.  The selection was better this year -- only a few things I wanted were sold out.  I planted 3 Allium 'Purple and White Duo' and 20 Allium caerulium in the purple and white garden.  The latter are the blue-toned ones that I wanted last year but were sold out, so I was very happy to score some this time.  :D 

I have become quite fond of alliums since I started exploring them a couple years ago.  This spring and summer they performed very nicely for me, so I bought more.  I like having something the critters won't devour.  Perhaps if I plant enough of them, they will help discourage herbivores from feasting on my other plants.
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Poem: "As Giants and Patriarchs"

This poem is spillover from the September 18, 2018 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by prompts from [personal profile] mdlbear, [personal profile] erulisse, and[personal profile] siliconshaman. It also fills the "awe" square in my 9-1-18 card for the Cottoncandy Bingo fest. This poem has been sponsored by Anthony & Shirley Barrette. It belongs to the Big One thread of the Polychrome Heroics series. It happens at the same time and fairly nearby the story "Poseidon Arises" by [personal profile] siliconshaman.

Warning: This poem features an earthquake, and while there is minimal damage locally there is much devastation elsewhere.

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Poems Under Consideration

[personal profile] ng_moonmoth is shopping for poetry from the September 18 fishbowl and wants to know if anybody else wishes to contribute.  Please contact [personal profile] ng_moonmoth if this interests you.


Well, "The Promised Waters" was the shortest of what I saw; that would
have been $50 otherwise. I want to chip in at least that much to the
community for that.

Taking a look at what got written, I picked out and ranked the ones I
liked best, and came up with:

"The Hearts They Leave Behind" ($114)
"Courage, a Contradiction in Terms" ($174)
"At the Subtlest Levels of Function" ($234)
"That Strength You Get from a Team" ($256)
"As Giants and Patriarchs" ($108
"A Sacredness in Tears" ($170)

I'll listen if anyone out there wants to contribute to any of these.
Failing that, I'll sponsor "The Hearts They Leave Behind" to unlock "A
Sacredness in Tears".
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Poem: "The Most Terrible Poverty"

This poem is spillover from the September 4, 2018 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by prompts from [personal profile] pantha and [personal profile] lone_cat. It also fills the "terrible choices" square in my 12-3-17 card for the [community profile] genprompt_bingo fest and the "odd couple" square in my 1-31-18 Romantic card for the Valentines Bingo fest. This poem was sponsored by Anthony & Shirley Barrette. It belongs to the Calliope thread of the Polychrome Heroics series.

Warning: This poem contains intense material. Highlight to read the warnings, some which are spoilers. A bondbreaker has found Calliope, and now she wants to sever the bond with Vagary. Calliope is thrilled; Vagary is heartbroken. The poem contains rejection, emotional misery, communication difficulties, emotional numbness, dissociation, Vagary crying his heart out, loneliness, feeling unloved, anticipatory grief, disenfranchised grief, mourning skills, Vagary comparing himself to other people, and other angst. This poem may be especially hard on people who are or have been in difficult relationships. If these are sensitive issues for you, please consider your tastes and headspace before reading onward.

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