Monthly Archives: September 2012

Notes on an Excellent Literary Day

Yesterday (September 29th) was an excellent literary day for me. First thing in the morning I registered for workshops led by fine authors Brenda Miller and Kathleen Flenniken. Proceeds from the workshops will benefit the Sue C. Boynton Poetry Contest. … Continue reading

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Bigglesworth and I Bat the Puck Hope, Write, and Otherwise Seek Sustenance

My kitchen tabletop is a book- and paper-sheathed rink as Bigglesworth paws at and bats a pewter-colored pebble Hope under paper and then off on to the floor. Faithful retainer I am, I place Hope back on the table for … Continue reading

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Chalice

“Spanish Chalice dated 1640 found here.” ~ Historical marker along lower Padden Creek, Fairhaven District I I have no doubt that it was beautiful for its day: precious metal molten metal fired, molded, shaped in fires of purity, faith, & … Continue reading

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Ways of Forgetting

A variation of “Ways of Forgetting” is under consideration elsewhere. Andrew Shattuck McBride September 27, 2012 PaPoWriMo ~ 2012 *Day Four Poem*

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Promise

Today’s jewel-like promise largely dissipated, I walk home to clear my head. Gulls are wheeling and crying overhead. Just off the old pier, a sea otter investigates one side of a net. Leaves are turning. A crimson claw-leaf from a … Continue reading

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Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Great Blue Heron

after Wallace Stevens ** Now under consideration elsewhere. I hope to re-post this poem once it has been published. I am very grateful for all of the wonderful comments below. Thank you! Sincerely, and blessings to all, Andy October 1, … Continue reading

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Road Dog

“Road Dog” was chosen by Luther Allen for SpeakEasy 9 (themed “Road Trip”). I’m honored to have “Road Dog” and “1983 [ Road Trip / Solitude ]” selected by Luther. Luther has assembled an exceptional group of poets to read … Continue reading

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