Saturday, November 18, 2006

flashquake and hanging objects

Am thrilled to learn that flashquake has accepted two rather oldish poems for their Winter issue.

      Submission date: 23 October 2006
      Reply date: 16 November 2006

Pianoforte, a poem on CFIDS, is from the defunct Lean Season manuscript while Why Do I Show My Body? dates way back to the 5x5 challenge at Blueline (we were asked to insert 5 adjectives, 5 place names, 5 numbers, 5 nouns and 5 verbs in a single poem). Sure brings back memories. Had the time of my life doing that mind-teaser. Moon Over Uluru Grill is another one from that challenge. It made me realize I've been doing these 30-day poem thingee — off-and-on — for nearly two years now. Yikes. No wonder I'm not hearing voices.

30:30 update:

Double yikes. Am more than halfway there — didn't even realize it. Have been sorely distracted by Lemony Snicket's books on the Baudelaire children. Am on Book the Eighth now — only five more to go. In the meantime, I've learned how to use such words/phrases like "superlative," "gargantuan" and "small potatoes" to my best advantage.

Poems list to date —

10. My Gorilla Costume Says Hello
11. Everyone Has a Right To a Gorilla Costume
12. His Creepy Gorilla Suit
13. Birdcage
14. I'm Only as Half-Drunk as You Think I Am
15. Treeless
16. I Don't Hear Voices (part 1)
17. I Don't Hear Voices (part 2)
18. Sonnenizio on a Line from Barber

There's a sonnenizio craze going on — started, as usual, by the dangerously contagious McClain. And had a bit of sticky obsession with gorilla suits there — nothing which a glass or two of wine couldn't shake off, of course.

Some funny links on aging:

Groovin' Granny [a.k.a. Do your boobs hang low?]

The Hang Low Song [a.k.a. Does it ALL hang low? ]

Hope everyone gets some kicks out of these! I just floored on the roll and laughed dyeing myself silly... or whatever.


Rohit said...

congrats on the flashquake acceptance, arlene! They smoked mine like dry weed...

Rohit said...


nope, i'm still on the outside. how long does this usually take?