Ys

Seer of ghosts & weaver of stories

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I've been waiting on this one for months:
Ys
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A poem I wrote back at the start of this year, "Five Times I Lived by Water," is now live in the Summer 2010 Blossombones. I'm not usually good at recognizing when my own work is finally close to what it should be, but this is one of those times when I know it. Thanks to everyone who gave me their input the first few times I read it live!

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Love 'Ouse' in particular, as I know it in all its moods. Those that live close by ignore its accustomed indolence at their peril. It can seem to be an inconvenience when walking, having to steer our steps towards a crossing place, but when in flood it recalls a time of Viking longships penetrating deep inside the fragile belly of the land; a time when it truly was a highway of transport and trade rather than a barrier to be bridged.

It is, truly, the moodiest river I've ever known. The Aire is so tame in comparison!

I love this. My favorite part, of course, is "Charles." :)

I'm thinking of my summers living in Waltham on that one, in particular.

I really love this poem.

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