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To the Man Passing London Zoo’s Blackburn Pavilion Clock at 12:30 p.m.

Like a hummingbird

pinned to a fencepost, freed

of its Whirling Dervish world… <<read more>>

~ Every Day Poets

Note: London Zoo’s Blackburn Pavilion houses hundreds of bird species and includes the largest collection of hummingbirds in the U.K. The clock at its entrance springs into mechanical life, complete with chirping birds, every half hour.

London Zoo’s press team thought the poem was “fantastic” and tweeted about it on their Twitter page: https://twitter.com/#!/zsllondonzoo.

If you visit Every Day Poets, please vote – the star you click gives the poem a 1-, 2-, 3-, 4-, or 5-star rating.

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“Author Insides” Interview

A snippet from the interview

“I…have probably saved a ridiculous amount on therapy because I write. It’s very freeing—I can floor it the wrong way on the freeway, say good riddance to people I’d like to, or cut a finger off, and it’s all harmless. As well, though, I have found compassion for others I might not have understood if I hadn’t examined a character as deeply as you must to be able to slip into their skin.”

~ N on the Vagabondage Press Blog

Read “Nineteen Degrees,” a story about what it was like to have held a hummingbird.

“…I close the towel around her, cupping her in my hands. She is so light, like a penny, and each time she stirs it is so faint, like moth wings…”

~ published in the August 2011 Issue of The Battered Suitcase from Vagabondage Press  and an honoree in the eChook Digital Publishing 2011 ‘Tis the Season Competition

Watch for two poems in Love Notes from Vagabondage Press, out just in time for Valentine’s Day.

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Nineteen Degrees

Honoree / Top 15
 
This one is a true story, and to have held a hummingbird is–I don’t even have words for it. Then again, I guess I did find words for it.
Thanks, Sally, for calling that day.

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Nineteen Degrees

It is two days before Thanksgiving and snow is everywhere. Commute times doubled and tripled last night, but I was one of the lucky who headed home before snow started sticking and city busses began sliding down hills despite chains…  <<read more>>

~ August 2011 Issue of The Battered Suitcase, Vagabondage Press

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