A variation on “Ashes” has been accepted by Contemporary Haibun Online, and should appear sometime in October 2012.
Andrew Shattuck McBride
“Ashes” is my August 18th poem for the postcard poetry project. I used a contemporary card view titled “Orca” of an Orca (“Killer Whale”) transiting through Puget Sound. I sent the card to Carlton of Winter Park, Florida.
Blessings to Carlton and all, Andy
P.S. We can tell that this is a wild Orca: the Orca’s dorsal fin stands straight up. An Orca in captivity has a dorsal fin bent over.
This and “Water Feature” are so moving, Andrew. Both grief and the “necessity” for “memory” are conveyed with great economy here.
Thank you Jennifer.