Life’s longing for itself

titled with a phrase from Kahlil Gibran

Under consideration…. asm

Will restore after it is published.

Andrew Shattuck McBride
NaPoWriMo
April 21, 2012

About Andrew Shattuck McBride

I am a writer, editor, writing coach, and consultant. I work in a variety of genres, including poetry, short stories, and creative non-fiction. I also have a couple of novels simmering on back burners. THANK YOU to Nan Macy of Village Books for taking this photo (June 2011).
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8 Responses to Life’s longing for itself

  1. K. McGee says:

    This is brilliant and insightful with a perfect ending image. Well done.

  2. My NaPoWriPoem today is influenced by Robert Lee Brewer’s Day 20 prompt on his “Poetic Asides” blog. “Take the phrase ‘Let’s _____’, make that the title, and write a poem.

    http://www.writersdigest.com/editor-blogs/poetic-asides/poetry-prompts/2012-april-pad-challenge-day-20

    So, I used the “Let’s _____’ idea but I didn’t use that as my title. What do you think?

    Press on with YOUR writing! All the best, Andy

  3. WOW, Andy! This one absolutely sings. It’s packed and spare and sure of itself. The assertiveness of the passage beginning with “Let’s begin / with this: despite…” works beautifully, and its power carries over into the “I’m given a gift / of wonder…” passage that follows it and ends with Kahlil Gibran’s magnificent line. Your poem does his poems justice.

  4. Jennifer, thank you very much! You are so kind.

    Your poem “Test Kitchen” – which I like – influenced me a lot: how you used Robert Lee Brewer’s prompt in a different way, and how that gave me permission to use it differently, too. “Char” – which you use – is a great word. Thank you for your work!

  5. “I’m given a gift / of wonder: a woman – belly swollen – /
    dances, then dances with an infant.”

    Last lines: details to follow!

  6. I was invited to write a poem in response to “Welcoming Clyde”, a beautiful film by Pam Kuntz shown at Phrasings in Word and Dance recently. I wrote “Welcome, Clyde!” and it was posted in the lobby of The Firehouse, venue for Phrasings. Definitely on my highlight reel for 2012!

    I’m working on obtaining permission to post Pam’s video with my poem. Exciting! So, please stay tuned!

    Blessings to all, Andy

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