Elizabeth Barrette (ysabetwordsmith) wrote,
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Unsold Poems for the October 6, 2020 Poetry Fishbowl

The following poems from the October 1, 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 "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," "Everything That Blooms," "Two Ends of a Spectrum," "In the Shade of the Mighty Oak," and "Let the Children Lead Us."

"All the Right Spots"
Kenzie wants to work for the tribe, so his friends help him seek a position. But his superpowers complicate the payment.
358 lines, Buy It Now = $179

Kenzie had been practicing in
his horse form for nearly a month
when Joseph suggested that
they visit Sounding Shell.

"Chasing Leaves, Catching Feathers"
A Madhusudana girl encounters leafcats for the first time.
116 lines, Buy It Now = $58

When the dragon Janardana
destroyed the city of Shaunaka,
then Shalya fled west into the woods,
driven away from the coast in the chaos.

"Dort Vu S'iz a Roykh"
Attempting to spy on Jews is a lot more complicated than it seems.
132 lines, Buy It Now = $66

The autumn evening was
cool and crisp, and everyone
had gathered for Yom Kippur.

"Embrace My Fate"
Gideon and Raymond ask Barb for help with surviving in his world.
446 lines, Buy It Now = $223

They went back to the lair
on Saturday to look over
the contents in hopes of
finding more resources.

"The Glass Hammer Knocks on the Nursery Door"
When you can't save the world, what do you save?
151 lines, Buy It Now = $76

WARNING: Dimensional collapse, major character death, orphans.

Not far from the cottage that
Elonso and Davide shared with
their sons, a small forest wrapped
around the edge of the compound.

"In the Wind of the Carnival"
Victor and Igor meet some interesting people at the fair.
457 lines, Buy It Now = $229

Warning: This poem is NSWF at most places.

They came in the wind of the carnival,
a wind of change and promises.

The merry wind, the magical wind,
made March hares of everyone,
tumbling blossoms and coat-tails
and hats, rushing towards summer
in a frenzy of exuberance.

"Inside, Outside, on the Floor"
At Hart's Farm, people often seek partners from outside.
54 lines, Buy It Now = $20

"The Sublime Curiosity"
When an ancient Egyptian arrives in the valley, he brings interesting opportunities.
864 lines, Buy It Now = $432

When the man covered in bandages
came to town, everyone told
Victor and Igor about it.

"Unu Hako Kverkon"
A new teen in Mercedes observes the Esperanto Club and the Sankofa Club in an activist event against China.
230 lines, Buy It Now = $115

Note: This also belongs to the China's Mistake thread by [personal profile] dialecticdreamer.

Blainn Amsel drifted slowly through
the Mercedes Multicultural Arts Center.

He had gone there a couple times
before to explore opportunities --
once for the New in Town meeting,
which he hadn't dared to join, and
once for a creative job fair that
had netted him bupkis in leads,
only flyers for future events.

From the Rutledge thread, these two poems go together:

"Everywhere Immigrants Have Enriched"
Elry needs workers for his garden center, so Gideon helps him find some among the Syrians staying at Family Business Rest.
511 lines, Buy It Now = $256

Gideon Wheeler was working
the front desk in the lobby of
Family Business Rest when
Elry Richards came in.

"Essential to Well-Ordered Living"
Gideon takes Ibrahim and sons to a thrift store for winter clothes.
568 lines, Buy It Now = $284

Gideon was happy to drive
Ibrahim and his family to
Shaw's Thrift Ship.

A prompt inspired a new series, the Sounds of Civilization. It has two free-verse poems availabe.

"And Then It Clicked"
A new alien species, the Jikiki, follows the first but has different language needs.
39 lines, Buy It Now = $15

"The Flesh of Many Voices"
Humans respond in various ways to the challenges of communicating with aliens.
49 lines, Buy It Now = $20
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