8 comments on “Flash Back Friday: 3-19 “The Life”

  1. Oh my gosh, what a poet you are. (I want to try a Glosa; unlike you I will never share it, I’m sure.) I was struck by the reveal, loved to have my expectations countered. I happen to be reading a novel 10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange World by Elif Shafak with a main character who is an unapologetic woman of the night. It is serendipity that I can add your stunning imagery and mood to my reading. Thanks for this, truly.

  2. Truthfully, you did catch me off guard. Not what I expected. Just goes to show how so many of us have preconceived notions about people. Even knowing better, they are still there. Your poetry hits so many levels. The moon casts its light on the people passing just as a spotlight illuminates an actor on a stage.

  3. Raivenne, first of all, this is a FASCINATING structure for poetry. It reminds me of the Golden Shovel format – completely amped up, though. I am going to have to give this a try! As for your poem itself, it’s beautiful. Here’s what I love so much about it. At first glance, we might read a poem and see it as a world of its own, complete and whole. And then what you do with each line is you expand each and every one into even more vivid, luxurious detail. The way you do that is MAGIC.

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