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Thursday, October 3, 2013

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Gay Reiser Cannon - 10/3/13

Thirteen moons

Wicked
          Sanctuary

Wounded in the House of a Friend,
As I Lay Dying,
                    I Capture the Castle.



29 comments:

  1. I like this, Gay. You used the titles well. If the goal was to 'capture the castle,' at least the goal WAS achieved!

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  2. Oooh I love that you capture the castle as you lay dying.

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  3. Really like the precision, the movement & the shape of this spine poem. Sam left us a lot of latitude with this challenge; per usual I had to use 40 titles to accomplish what you created with less; perhaps less is more; thanks, Gay.

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  4. capturing the castle...wounded in the house of a friend... the titles make me curious for the book - and you wove some fantastic poetry with them... i liked wicked sanctuary as well... the contradiction gives a nice tension..

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  5. Oh the end became filled with meaning.. love the sparseness in this...

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  6. Very crafty and meaningful combination Gay!

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  7. I always get a kick out of book spine poems. I've got a cento coming up.

    Like this a lot, Gay.

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  8. oo i like the last stanza...but what a saving grace that even wounded you come out on top....smiles..nicely played gay....

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  9. This is haunting, you wonderfully capture an atmosphere.

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  10. Beautifully done Gay, specially the ending line ~

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  11. Very cool, a story like telling in the titles.

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  12. Makes me realize how long it is since I read Faulkner.
    Clever finds with the adjective and noun only titles. This could be habitforming.

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  13. Very creative, Gay... I especially like the ending.

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  14. Wicked Sanctuary, glad you captured the castle..

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  15. This leads my imagination to far-away lands, swashbuckling adventure, deeds of derring-do. Very well done! Oh, and I'm envious of that old Modern Library edition of Sanctuary. Lovely book!

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  16. It's so amazing to see these titles, that I know so well, put together this way, and see new life breathed into them with your assemblage. Well done!

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  17. You really captured the castle! Nice book titles and good usage!

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  18. Tells a whole story with so few lines. Nice.

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  19. oh, this is a potent poem. so well done. I like the mystery it evokes for me.

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  20. So much said with so little; I love the close on this, Gay.

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  21. Oh, cool! I love the final two lines especially. Such a lovely slant on those books. Thank you.

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  22. ... simply what we all long for, I'm sure. This is splendid!

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  23. Very spare, but carries the resonance of the books behind it. Thanks. K.

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  24. gay,
    can you email me at school, i cant access my personal email from there...
    brian.miller@bedford.k12.va.us

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  25. Gay,

    I love this mysterious poem…It begs a story!

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