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Poem in International Times

Post by Magpie Jane » Mon Nov 04, 2013 12:00 am

I've sort of become a regular piece of furniture at the International Times; mostly with photos.
And now a poem too, "The Commander" --- to go with the picture.

http://internationaltimes.it/the-commander

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Re: Poem in International Times

Post by Antcliff » Mon Nov 04, 2013 6:48 pm

Excellento, Jane O' International Times!

I especially liked:

"All night, under the naked stars, she keeps vigil
while the fairies rehearse the names she gave them,
and the tiger growls gently in his sleep."

I wonder what names she gave the fairies?

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Re: Poem in International Times

Post by Magpie Jane » Wed Nov 06, 2013 12:28 am

Hi Seth, buckets of thanks for noticing!

what names ... ? I dunno; they're probably top-secret.

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Re: Poem in International Times

Post by Antcliff » Wed Nov 06, 2013 11:33 am

I see it is a continuation of the tale of the mysterious Zogarians..
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Re: Poem in International Times

Post by David2 » Mon Nov 11, 2013 7:17 pm

Lovely, Jane. Not a self-portrait, is it? I suspect you're even more formidable - or, as the French say, formidable - than she is.

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Re: Poem in International Times

Post by Magpie Jane » Wed Nov 13, 2013 12:11 am

Hi Seth, thanks for coming back to it! - Yes, I do have a few yarns about the mysterious country Zogairysk and the Zogairy people.
I like to invent places (such as Bijavidez, and Astatine town).

Hi David, thanks for looking in on this! It's definitely no self-portrait. I'm not quite sure if formidable is the right word (in any language), either.
But there is a certain (...whatchamacallit...) comparability.

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