Elizabeth Barrette (ysabetwordsmith) wrote,
Elizabeth Barrette

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Unsold Poems for the May 5, 2020 Poetry Fishbowl

The following poems from the April 21, 2020 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," "A Lively Feast," "Always Carry Your Goodness," "Crossroads on the Hero's Journey," "Gökotta," "The Arc of the Mental Universe," "So Often Alone," "An Iron Fist," "The Bushfire Shawl," "Petrichor," "Putting Everything in Its Place," and "The Wingspan Wrap."

"The Festival of Wine and Song"
"The Festival of Wine and Song" reveals that Shaeth has a habit of falling into godship without really meaning to.
92 lines, Buy It Now = $46

The wine harvest
was about to peak and
last year's autumn wine
was just maturing when
Agricole came to Shaeth.

"For Want of a Shoe"
When Judd loses a shoe, Alicia takes him to Tolli for a replacement.
294 lines, Buy It Now = $147

Tolli enjoyed working at Pennsic,
making racks for weapons or armor
(he sold a lot of those), candlesticks,
campfire grills, and other things.

"Gone the Sun"
Valor's Widow organizes the funeral for Granny Whammy.
662 lines, Buy It Now = $331

After Granny Whammy died
while saving a lot of people by
holding up a collapsing building
during a cataclysmic earthquake,
the entire superpowered population
declared a truce for her funeral.

"If Someone Else Thinks You Can Do the Job"
When an earthquake strikes, Tam takes over practicalities, and then finds emself stuck with the leadership role.
169 lines, Buy It Now = $85

Tam Archambault was in
the big brick house known as
QUILTBAG Castle, hanging out
with a bunch of other students from
Gender and Women's Studies,
when the psychic warning blared.

"Not So Much in Words"
Shiv struggles to handle his first night as Head of Security at Blues Moon, but he has good backup.
716 lines, Buy It Now = $358

Shiv straightened his tie and
stepped out of the stairwell.
His mouth instantly dried out.

"The Wings of Transformation"
This is the story of how Kennedy connects with Kraken.
580 lines, Buy It Now = $290

The engine gave a steady growl
as the company plane flew
over the dense rainforest.

Kennedy kept a sharp eye on
the green carpet underneath her,
searching for lines or gaps.

The next two poems go together:

"Make a New Bucket"
Cuoio gets a promotion and a new gang member. Then he realizes that he needs a bigger house.
445 lines, Buy It Now = $223

In autumn, the steady weather
turned tempestuous and unpredictable,
hot and cold as a woman's temper.

The day was raw and wild when
Cuoio received a summons to
the Puppetmaster's office.

"Perfetta Vita"
Cuoio and his gang go househunting among the properties that the Family holds in town.
544 lines, Buy It Now = $272

Where Friday had started cold and wet,
Saturday dawned warm and sunny.

Duraturo procured a handsome van
from the compound's motor pool,
and everyone piled into it for
a day rambling around town
looking at possible houses.

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