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message 1: by Ruth (last edited Sep 28, 2020 05:04PM) (new)

Ruth | 1945 comments Atticus Review has nominated my poem Love in Our Eighth and Ninth Decades for Best of the Net anthology. I was thrilled when they chose to publish it. Now I’m even happier.
Here's a link to Atticus
https://atticusreview.org/love-in-our...

And here's a copy of the poem:

Love in Our Eighth and Ninth Decades

It’s like lifting a violin out of its case,
a trick of the light that drives the music.
We give ourselves to those well-known melodies
as if our bodies were as they were before,
and our hearts slide into the world of sheer delight
where we tangle ourselves
in every way we’re still able,
glut our mad old eyes with each other,
until everything is reduced to a single light.
Our skin glistered in sweat,
we can be beautiful again.


message 2: by Dirk, Moderator (new)

Dirk Van | 3095 comments Congrats Ruth!
As always: a lovely poem!
Thanks for sharing.


message 3: by Heather (last edited Sep 30, 2020 07:57AM) (new)

Heather Ruth wrote: "Atticus Review has nominated my poem Love in Our Eighth and Ninth Decades for Best of the Net anthology. I was thrilled when they chose to publish it. Now I’m even happier.
Here's a link to Atticu..."


I think you posted this once before and I loved the analogy with the violin. It is so beautiful. I told you this was one of my favorites of all your poems.


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