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message 1: by Ruth (new)

Ruth | 15767 comments Mod
The latest issue of Verse Wisconsin is themed Earthworks. This old geology major couldn't resist submitting to that theme. If you'd like to read my villanelle, Earth Science, just go to this link, and scroll down to click on my name.
http://www.versewisconsin.org/issue10...


message 2: by Ken (new)

Ken | 18313 comments Mod
Nice, Ruth. Was this a new work or an OBG?


message 3: by Ruth (new)

Ruth | 15767 comments Mod
Gack, you're right Gabi. Where was my head? It's pantoum, not a villanelle.


message 4: by Ruth (new)

Ruth | 15767 comments Mod
Newengland wrote: "Nice, Ruth. Was this a new work or an OBG?"

Written maybe 5 years ago?


message 5: by Ruth (new)

Ruth | 15767 comments Mod
I continually get them mixed up. Even though I like writing in the pantoum form, and find the villanelle much harder.


message 6: by Aryn (new)

Aryn | 136 comments Nice, Ruth. Great imagery.


message 7: by Ruth (new)

Ruth | 15767 comments Mod
Thanks, Aryn.


message 8: by Debbie, sardonic princess of cheerfulness (new)

Debbie (sardonicprincessofcheerfulness) | 6387 comments Mod
I am curious about the different dates.....


message 9: by Ruth (last edited Nov 20, 2011 02:28PM) (new)

Ruth | 15767 comments Mod
Debbie wrote: "I am curious about the different dates....."

There really was a massive storm in Los Angeles in 1938. We lived on the top of a hill, and there really was a landslide below us.

1968 represents a little poetic license. I'm talking about when things began to go bad and slide away between me and my former husband. Actually it happened in the early 70s, but I wanted the 68 to mirror the 38.


message 10: by Debbie, sardonic princess of cheerfulness (new)

Debbie (sardonicprincessofcheerfulness) | 6387 comments Mod
Ahh...:-)


message 11: by Ken (new)

Ken | 18313 comments Mod
Yet another reason why poetic licenses are as valuable as driver's licenses. They get you where you want to go.


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