Monday, January 31, 2011

Inner ear

Quick word in your ear:

I have a poem in Otoliths. My sincere thanks to Mark Young, I hope the snakes brought by the floods have now gone.

Update: with more floods on the way, my thoughts go out to those in Queensland.

32 comments:

N. God Savage said...

Hey, hey, I like that a lot. Congrats!

LimesNow said...

Kudoes,dear Rach!I believe I shall print and frame your "Nuts", point at it on the wall and say, "I know the poet in a manner of speaking." My GOD, the last stanza screams out to me. Much love and best wishes.

Rachel Fenton said...

Thanks, N.G.S - means a lot from you!

Rachel Fenton said...

Les, I'm glad that stanza gave you a kick in the honoraries. Ditto, kid x

Titus said...

Congratulations! We're in the middle of the Ancient Egyptians as 'topic' at school, so Nut cried out to me, but it was the cynanide section I really homed in on, and the cider. Wonderful compendium of a poem.

Rachel Fenton said...

Thanks, JoAnne,
I'm finding there are things I want to express in poetry that a standard narrative can't convey. I'm glad you enjoyed it.
Topics - mine starts back tomorrow - summer is over!

the half-life of linoleum said...

Rachel - that is pretty much awesome. Like some wild improvisation. I loved it.

Rachel Fenton said...

Thanks, H.O.L - apparently I have a prize of a pattern finding brain - I just let it do its thing in this instance without translation.

Donna Hosie said...

Wonderful!

Rachel Fenton said...

Thanks, Donna!

Andrea said...

Congratulations, Rachel! I love it. Otoliths is a wonderful journal as well.

Elisabeth said...

So much out of nuts, a wonderful poem. Congrats.

Rachel Fenton said...

I know, Andrea, I've been wanting to get in Otoliths for an age - it's fab! Thanks for reading - really pleased you like it.

Rachel Fenton said...

Thanks! There was more, Elizabeth, but I tried to have some control!

Golden West said...

Wonderful, Rachel! Congratulations!

Annotated Margins said...

That's a great e-zine, and I enjoyed the poem. (Are you sure the snakes didn't bring the flooding?)

Lori said...

Congratulations, Rachel. What a beautiful nut of a poem -- such a pleasure to crack. And good advice too. I am in great need of going a little nuts.

Merc said...

Neat! Congratulations, Rachel.

Talli Roland said...

Congrats on your poem! Headed over to the link to check it out now.

Rachel Fenton said...

GW - thanks - your support means a lot to me!

Rachel Fenton said...

Mike - it's a wonderful zine - always full of inspiring stuff. Thanks for reading.

Rachel Fenton said...

Lori - nuts are good for you!
Thanks you for reading it! I'm so happy you liked it!

Rachel Fenton said...

Merc, thank you! This'll keep me smiling all morning!

Rachel Fenton said...

Thanks, Talli - appreciate your support!

Tania Hershman said...

Wonderful poem, Rachel, I loved it! I shall be thinking about nuts all day now... And thinking of those in Queensland, I really hope the floods don't return.

Rachel Fenton said...

Thank you, Tania! I liked how nuts could take me to the stars; a tiny thing here expanding to the whole universe!

Forewarning will hopefully have kept people safe in Queensland. Thanks.

patteran said...

Absolutely love it. Sweet as a nut right through. Congratulations, Rachel. Good to know that some of the good stuff rises to the surface.

Kass said...

Never realized one could regard nuts on so many levels. Fascinating. Especially like the ***.

Dominic Rivron said...

Congratulations. I enjoyed the poem. I read somewhere that you need a cupful of apple pips to come to any harm!

Rachel Fenton said...

Thanks, Dick, that's a wonderful comment. I'm thrilled this poem has connected so well.

Rachel Fenton said...

Kass, thank you. The * says a lot, doesn't it?

Rachel Fenton said...

Dominic, you've got me wanting to munch my way through a wee experiment now: just how many apples is a cupful of pips, I wonder...? Not that I need them for anything! Just for an assemblage of a conversion chart of sorts - a new comparison. Thanks!