Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Two More Poems in Three Line Poetry

I just had two more poems accepted by Three Line Poetry, this time for inclusion in Issue 6.  This brings the total up to four (had one in Issue 3 and one in Issue 4).  Not sure if that makes a regular contributor, but it kind of feels that way.  Also makes me wonder about the rigor of the selection process, although they have rejected a couple poems I submitted.  Anyways, I'm not going to worry about that too much-- I'm just having fun.

The poems are included below.  The first was written originally as a three line poem.  The second started as a five line poem; I removed the fourth line and combined the third and fifth.  I think that's also part of what I like about the three line poems-- taking a slightly longer poem and modifying it to work in only three lines. 

Mourning dove, do you notice me
as you alight upon the patio?
I wonder, who is in whose space?

Ten thousand blossoms
have bloomed and fallen again.
Will we ever walk among the cherry trees?

Monday, July 25, 2011

Three poems in the Copperfield Review

Three of my poems from the Skimino Cycle were just published in The Copperfield Review, Summer 2011 issue:  "The Mountains Were My Meetinghouse," "The Glass," and "The Wheat Field."  All three are in the voice of Mary Townsend Ratcliffe, my great-great grandmother.  These are the first of my "Skimino Cycle" poems to be published.