Draft of the Week, #10.

Did you know there’s going to be a partial lunar eclipse on December 31, 2009? I was already working on this poem yesterday when I read this — there are amazing websites that list all the upcoming celestial happenings, and run graphics that show you what the sky/moon/sun will look like during the event.  Because these events always seem to happen at ungodly hours on cloudy nights.

Lots of Collected Poets Series doings right now, keeping me ultra-busy — check out our excitingly full slate for next year — but I hold out hope that I’ll still fulfill Mary’s “3 New Poems before 2010” challenge — and I received a welcome extra boost yesterday in the form of an acceptance from The MacGuffin.  The last couple weeks have seen many long-awaited rejections, a couple personal & encouraging, the rest little form slips.  Sigh. Thus this acceptance has taken on greater significance by virtue of (presumably) being the last word on the matter this year. And this is the 4th NaPoWriMo 2009 poem to be taken so far, nice assurance that the angst was worth it.

This poem will stay up the usual couple days, and then [poof!]:

[poof!]

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7 thoughts on “Draft of the Week, #10.

  1. “Snow falls in longhand”…”the year’s/dilating eye”…Lovely! And congratulations on the Macguffin acceptance! Good news is better than good, isn’t it?

  2. Marie, congrats on the acceptance!
    Love the last stanza here. Good luck with the draft. I’m afraid I haven’t even begun to draft for Mary’s 3’s, but I’m hopeful as well.

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