Wonderful blog post from talented Carey Taylor about how a poem of hers came to life. Ah, she mentions me, too. Thank you Carey!
My poem “Finally Becoming Gaia” was just published in Clover, A Literary Rag, Vol. 6, – Winter 2013 edition.
I am always grateful when my work is selected for publication, and find myself on a writer’s high until the next rejection notice comes in. The rejections both humble and motivate me.
So while still high at my desk this morning, I began thinking about the “life” of this poem and was suddenly filled with gratitude for the myriad of ways a poem comes into existence at all, and how it truly “takes a village” to raise a poem.
My initial inspiration for this poem came from a common household spider that I first noticed on the mirror above my bathroom sink one morning. What began as an ordinary day was suddenly transformed when I could not get this spider out of my head. First while brushing my teeth, later when dressing…
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