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March 25, 2010


Cynthia Short

As the saying goes about making lemonade from lemons, you did that from your unfortunate "missing" poem.
It made me feel the hollowness of loss and a certain inevitability. Very good!

Anthony North

A tangible feeling of loss in this. Poignant. Excellent.


Hi Julie,

Such fleeting pleasure! But better to have loved and lost .....

Matt Quinn

I like the poem. I can relate to poems vanishing.

rob kistner

I enjoyed this -- and hope perhaps the prodigal piece will come home...
Image & Verse


Excellent poem! Poignant!


I'm eager to read your next post, for I saw before I got here that it once was lost but now is found. I really like this one, though. I lost a haiku once - it blew right out the car window on the way to work. I ended up writing a long poem that took me from home to work, searching for my lost haiku. I think someone said, make lemonade! ;-)

Therese Broderick

I love how this poem combines the cento on a piece of paper (there, then gone) with the legendary Sir Philip Stanley (once on earth alive, then gone). For me, the poem suggests that Sir Philip Stanley somehow came and took the poem away for himself -- that he who was once gone RETURNED and then left again (or maybe is still around? maybe returned the poem to you?). I really liked that extra layer in this poem!

Uma Gowrishankar

I love this poem, the listless waiting for the lost one...

Nicole Nicholson

I like how you address your missing poem with the "missing" of and longing for it in this piece. I really would have loved to seen your original. The cento form continues to fascinate me.


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