“Sustenance” is under consideration at one of my favorite literary journals!

When it is published, I hope to re-post the poem here.


Andrew Shattuck McBride
NaPoWriMo ~ 2013 | My Day 18
April 30, 2013

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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7 Responses to Sustenance

  1. Well, hey–NaPoWriMo ~ 2013 is *over*! Yaayyy!!!!
    I’m happy with my output for the month. It’s just after 8PM here on the Left Coast, and I just posted my “Day 18” effort.
    As my friend the poet James Bertolino says occasionally, “Where’s the harm there?”
    Press on with YOUR writing!
    Sincerely, and cheers, Andy

  2. Hummingbirds are amazing!

  3. NICE, Andy! What wonderful turns of phrase–“full-throated shriek,” “curved straw / of beak,” “the art of hum & dart, shimmer & pause.” And all those mellifluous “r” and “l” sounds in the second half of the poem are so *peaceful” in contrast to the sounds in the first half; even your breakfast food is noisy!

    I’m so glad you found some much-need silence today, and along with it, this marvelous poem.

  4. tsena says:

    my favorite lines: ” so tiny, so full of heart
    and the art of hum & dart”
    love it!

  5. “You are what you eat” is a scary concept for me, but *not* for hummingbirds.

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