Elizabeth Barrette (ysabetwordsmith) wrote,
Elizabeth Barrette

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Unsold Poems for the November 19, 2019 Poetry Fishbowl

The following poems from the October 1, 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," "So Often Alone."

"A Brief History of Fidgeting"
Your second prompt inspired the free-verse poem "A Brief History of Fidgeting." It looks at how people used to spend most of their time with their hands busy, and now don't.
76 lines, Buy It Now = $38

50,000 years of handiwork --

50,000 years of
rubbing two sticks
to light fires, pounding
wheat seeds to make flour,
working hides into leather --

"The Opening of Japan"
Some Dreamwidth prompts contributed to the free-verse poem "The Opening of Japan." As Japan left seclusion, the Arts and Crafts Movement was echoing around the world.
62 lines, Buy It Now = $31

During the Edo period
from 1639 to 1858, Japan
secluded itself and left only
one international port open.

"Snipping Snowflakes" is a free-verse Christmas poem.
10 lines, Buy It Now = $5

"Where Dark Meets Light at the Turning Edge"
"Where Dark Meets Light on the Turning Edge" is written in free verse. Marko worries over how much tell Genna and when; Pips helps him work through it.
297 lines, Buy It Now = $149

With a sigh of relief,
Marko slipped into his room
and closed the door behind him.

It was a handsome room, with
old wood paneling on the walls
and newer carpeting underfoot.
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