flashing & yearning & full
of inner resources
Oh no, I have a poem called "Insomnia."
Crumbs. I have one called "Reunion."
BUTTERFLY??????Are you kidding me?Actually, the string of words would make an interesting title:Remember, Smoke: Revelation is Hard Work; Grace is Waiting like Insomnia, like a Voyeur, like a Butterfly. Reunion, my dear. Reunion.
Oh, no. I have Revelation and Grace. "Revelation" is about snake-handling (part of a much longer poem) and "Grace" is about a portrait of Gertrude Stein. I guess I won't be sending them to VQR.
"Butterfly" was a bit surprising, wasn't it?I think VQR is missing an opportunity here. They could run a whole issue called "30 Best Poems Called 'Reunion' That We Received This Year," etc. I'm not crazy about any of these titles, but I'd read that issue--I love seeing what people do with the same given, be it a title or end-words (like that great bout rimes edition of Court Green).
Pamela--I'd be very interested in reading "Grace"...
Thanks, Emily--I'm flattered. I'm waiting for "Grace" to return from my low-res MFA professor. I'll post or email it to you when it wends its highly annotated way back to me.
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