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Thursday, February 2, 2012

Shot Glass Journal Issue Six

I have a sonnet in this journal which is now available online.  It's been an ambition to have work included in some international publications so this is a fantastic coming to fruition of a goal.  The poem itself is two years old I believe, I wrote it alongside another sonnet call Daylight Saving Time which isn't as good I think.  I had Syliva Plath in mind when I wrote The Healing Land, Lady Lazarus sprung to mind.

And I a smiling woman.
I am only thirty.
And like the cat I have nine times to die.

This is Number Three.
What a trash
To annihilate each decade.

I wonder did Plath ever know what a consequence her shadow would cast? How could she have ever possibly known!  As usual I return to the land as a source of inspiration and solace.  This is the result of having grown up on a farm.  I had a close relationship with nature as a child. 

Last night I wrote another sonnet.  It came easier than some have done but it is from practice.  I feel like I must say now that I feel very blessed that I can write and that I do have some sort of a creative life.  I feel privileged lots of times but I never really say it.  Even if I were never published I would still write. 

Fellow blogger Peter Goulding aka thestammeringpoet also has a piece about Shot Glass Journal posted.  You can check out the archive of the ezine for his work.

I'm off shortly to the Boyne Writers' Group AGM on what is a very cold night.

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