|Cover image by Sophie Gengembre Anderson, 1823 - 1903 |
"Take the Fair Face of Woman, and Gently Suspending,
With Butterflies, Flowers, and Jewels Attending,
Thus Your Fairy is Made of Most Beautiful Things" --Charles Ede
Thanks to editor and poet Karen Kelsay Davies for asking for a new poem and some reprints for her e-zine, Victorian Violet, as well as for nominating "At Cullowhee" for "Best of the Net." The journal has a lot of interesting-looking work that I will enjoy more of when the dying, blinking, frenzied modem is replaced (lightning strike and surge from the last storm? Right now I'm camped out on the library lawn to do this post, scheduled via blogger magic for the following day.)
My reprint pieces are two from The Throne of Psyche that I have posted earlier, "Gulf" and "At Cullowhee." It's always surprising to find out what people are most drawn to, and I've continued to get notes about both of those, particularly the latter. At first I thought it was liked because of the North Carolina connection--I had many requests for it at a reading there--but it seems to be plain old liked. Just today I got a note about it from a painter friend. Interesting.
And then the last poem is one of the Red King series, titled "Red Poppy Dreams." The fool is bumbling about in the skirts of a poppy flower... Burmese climbing rhyme. You may find all three here.