Grief aches the soul. From In the Zoo, and pages 298-299 Requiem was found.
Only a few more days of Pulitzer Remix and National Poetry Month. What have been your favorite entries?
From pages 276-277 and the short story Bad Characters comes the poem Emboldened.
The presentation of this entry is different from all the others. Funny story – I was on vacation happy with myself that I’d scheduled ahead till the 24th, with enough posts to ensure a new poem each day would publish on the Pulitzer Remix site. Then my spouse reminded me that we returned home on the 23rd, not the 22nd. And that our flight would arrive late and we’d not get home till almost midnight. And with the time difference, tomorrow posts while it is still today here.
And so, I was SOL and behind a day.
And did not bring my computer, being so happy with myself for being ahead a day (I thought).
And this is where I mention I also didn’t being the source text.
Went to buy the e-book. There isn’t one. (I now have a more tolerant attitude towards the Google book project.)
Discovered it was $5 a minute in the hotel business center computer.
The thought of pecking each letter of each word in on my phone was so not appealing.
One day, knowing this story could get you a win in a poetry trivia game….
Consternation was found on pages 242-243 of the story The Mountain Day. In scanning the pages a particular line caught my attention because it was so very contrary to the flow of the rest of the text on these particular two pages. I knew I wanted to use that line in a literal sense though it referred to a brief, short fall of rain.
From the story The Healthiest Girl in Town, pages 212-213, the poem entitled The Cure was found. For this poem, the ending was a quandary. You will see the final selection when your read The Cure. The alternate ending would have added this line: “I have to get things ready.” Read the poem as written, then read it adding this line to the end. Which do you prefer?
The story The Interior Castle was mined for today’s found poem, entitled Betrayal, from pages 190-191.
For this poem, I wanted to use the line, “I’ll order some more coffee for you.” In early drafts, I thought to begin the poem with the line. Working with the text brought a different emplacement.