Elizabeth Barrette (ysabetwordsmith) wrote,
Elizabeth Barrette

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Unsold Poems for the September 3, 2019 Poetry Fishbowl

The following poems from the September 3, 2019 Poetry Fishbowl are currently available. Poems may be sponsored via PayPal -- there's a permanent donation button on my Dreamwidth profile page -- or you can write to me and discuss other methods. There are still verses left in the linkback poems "Mysterious and Impermanent," "Greater Than the Sum," "Nascent Wisdom," "Where Symbols Had the Power," "A Lively Feast," "Between the Normal and the Abnormal," "Always Carry Your Goodness," "Crossroads on the Hero's Journey," "Gökotta," "May Everything," "The Arc of the Mental Universe."

"All That Was Great in the Past"
Halley's former professor is having a hard time buying a new gizmo.
45 lines, Buy It Now = $20

"Another Expression of Art"
A nutritionist visits Blues Moon to talk about food as edible art and how to make a healthier menu.
586 lines, Buy It Now = $293

Shiv jittered around the kitchen
at Blues Moon, waiting for
the nutritionist to arrive.

Boss White wanted
to upgrade the restaurant,
and Cook wanted Shiv
to help with the planning.

"Because the Therapist Continues to Grow"
Dr. G searches for places to learn new skills.
200 lines, Buy It Now = $100

Graham spent fifteen futile minutes
searching for suitable events online
before he gave up the search.

It features a musical instrument.
5 lines, Buy It Now = $5

"A Candle Inside a Multicolored Lantern"
Addie can't knit, but she discovers a knack for tinsmithing instead.
182 lines, Buy It Now = $91

Addie Dunmore
had two club feet,
so severely deformed
that she could not stand
on them, so she used
a wheelchair instead.

"A Feeling of Being at Home"
Hannah's knitting circle has some new folks and other developments, as they make dolls for children in distress.
167 lines, Buy It Now = $84

The knitting circle at church had
decided to make dolls for refugees
and other children in need of comfort.

"A Fine Sweater"
Shiv and Luci knit up some of their sari yarn.
223 lines, Buy It Now = $112

Shiv and Luci sat on the floor of
his living room, sorting their yarn.

"We bought too much yarn again!"
Luci said, laughing at the stash.

"The Most Genius Thing That Man Created"

Shiv gives Molly the knife that Tolli and Simon commissioned.
127 lines, Buy It Now = $64

It had taken about a year
for Shiv make the knife that
Tolli and Simon had requested
back in their first meeting.

"The Robe of Wisdom"
An old patchwork robe assists with meditation, and inspires new ideas.
113 lines, Buy It Now = $56

After her last class let out, Dana
went to the Crossroads Thrift Shop.

She needed more winter tops,
preferably sweaters or cardigans,
although she wouldn't mind flannels.

"Slash That Shit"
Shiv comes up with a whole new idea for graffiti that is devastatingly clever.
142 lines, Buy It Now = $71

Shiv led his little team of artists
toward the first of their targets.

When they reached the billboard
on the side of a building, he said,
"All right, Climaco, you're up."

Several DW prompts inspired two related poems:

"The Making of a Wonderful Sculpture"
Shiv, Tolli, and Simon visit the Raleigh Metalwork Show.
176 lines, Buy It Now = $88

Shiv wandered idly through
the Raleigh Metalwork Show.

The fancy-dancy art stuff
was all inside a gallery tent, but
the biggest pieces stood outside
on pedestals or on the ground.

"To Be Something Stronger and Better"
After the Raleigh Metalwork show, Shiv and Tolli make things in the workshop.
462 lines, Buy It Now = $231

Shiv had come home from
the Raleigh Metalwork Show
with a new knife and a lot
of interesting ideas.
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