Jan. 27th, 2017

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This poem is from the January 24, 2017 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by prompts from [personal profile] kyleri and [personal profile] nsfwords.  It has been sponsored by [personal profile] kyleri.

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"The Sharpest Dose of Reality" has been reposted, now complete, because LJ still hasn't fixed the editing glitch.
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This poem is from the January 24, 2017 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired and sponsored by [personal profile] capriuni.


"Lost and Never Looked For"


The Great Dismal Swamp
spans the coastal plains of
Virginia and North Carolina.

It consists of murky water
and mud, bald cypress and
dense, endless thickets.

Before the Civil War, it gave
refuge to escaped slaves,
a place where one could get
lost and never looked for.

Some say it is named for
the way that tannins in
the shed leaves of oak trees
have dyed the water
the color of dark tea,

others for the tense clouds
of vicious, biting insects.

Few people want to go there
and see for themselves.

* * *

Notes:

The Great Dismal Swamp is one of a few places which sheltered a civilization of escaped slaves.  Part of the area has since become a National Wildlife Refuge.

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[livejournal.com profile] my_partner_doug and I have been assembling the Yellow Submarine model from Lego, which was among his birthday presents.

Let's play with Legos! )
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I've started posting pictures of our project to assemble the Yellow Submarine model from Lego. 

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Jan. 27th, 2017 08:05 pm
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Based on an audience poll, the poem "So Much Worse in Its Consequences" is now complete and "A Hope and a Promise" has 8 new verses.  I managed to update those two successfully.  

"The Sharpest Dose of Reality" still will not update properly, so if you haven't read its ending yet, see the Dreamwidth repost.

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