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Poet Meets Muse
Monday, 31 October 2005
Mood:  bright

I have another poem published today, as one of the set of Halloween poems on Circadian (

And I've been writing poems! That's why I havent' blogged for too long. It's as though I can't blog when I'm writing poems, because then I lose the rhythm of the poetry.

I'm enjoying this exploration.

I hope some good poems come out of it!

Posted by 3braenes at 10:35 AM EST
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Thursday, 6 October 2005
Mood:  happy
I got two compliments on the poem!

Maybe I'm not so far off base as I thought. Maybe, if I just keep true to writing what I feel and trying to communicate it clearly, I'll be on the right track.

Posted by 3braenes at 9:37 AM EDT
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Wednesday, 5 October 2005
My First Published Poem!
Mood:  celebratory

I've allowed myself time off from insecurities to celebrate "Harvest I in Two Voices" being published in Circadian Poems today (

It looks nice up there in print.

Blogger didn't respect the formatting -- I had the second voice always aligned on the right margin -- but you know what? I can live with that.

I'm just going to enjoy the fact that I am now a published poet!


So there's hope I'll meet my muse after all!

Posted by 3braenes at 10:48 PM EDT
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Tuesday, 4 October 2005
Tomorrow's The Day
Mood:  hug me

Tomorrow's the day my poem goes up on CIRCADIAN POEMS.

I should be thrilled and I am.

But I'm also sick to my stomach.

The first poem on Monday was so GOOD. And the article today -- it makes me want to re-read every of Robert Louis Stevenson's!

I feel like I don't belong in such company.

Posted by 3braenes at 9:55 PM EDT
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Monday, 3 October 2005
My Poem
Mood:  don't ask

My first published poem goes up in a few days and I'm sure I will throw up.

I'm so scared!

Posted by 3braenes at 8:43 PM EDT
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Sunday, 25 September 2005
Total Panic
Mood:  hug me

I am completely convinced that my poems are crap and I can't believe they're going to be publsihed. Circadian will change its mind. They'll realize they're crap. They'll get such a horrible response that no one will ever publish me again.

What was I thinking?

Posted by 3braenes at 3:41 PM EDT
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Thursday, 22 September 2005
A Fellow Blogging Poet!
Mood:  bright

I'm swapping links with a fellow poet who will also be published in CIRCADIAN POEMS. Her name is Cassandra Oleander, and she started a blog today -- on the Fall Equinox -- called "Askew". I linked it to the left, since I can't make the links work properly within a post.

I want to write a fall equinox poem.

It's exciting to find a blog by another poet who's in the same sort of organization/publication/whatever than I am.

Sometimes I feel I'm alone in my search for the Muse.

Posted by 3braenes at 11:30 PM EDT
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Monday, 19 September 2005
Mood:  bright
My very first poem to be published will appear in Circadian Poems on October 5. I can't make it link properly, but the URL is:

They are also going to publish one of my little Halloween poems on Halloween, called "Harvest Moon" -- yes, I know, it's the Blood Moon in October.

I'm scared and excited. I was happy when I sent them out, but now they look terribly amateurish.

Bridget says just get the experience under my belt, and Beatrix thinks (as usual) that I'm silly.

But people will read this, actual people, and I'm nervous.

I have to admit, it's a relief to feel something besides the post-Katrina rage and sorrow.

Posted by 3braenes at 4:17 PM EDT
Updated: Monday, 19 September 2005 4:19 PM EDT
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Sunday, 11 September 2005
Sadness and Sorrow
Mood:  sad

In addition to the sadness in the aftermath of Katrina and the continuing needless bureaucracy and BS done by the feds, today I mourn for NYC and Washington, DC, who suffered those horrible losses on September 11, 2001.

Never forget.

Never allow it to happen again.

Posted by 3braenes at 10:14 AM EDT
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Thursday, 8 September 2005
Mood:  sad

I feel so helpless in the wake of the devastation. I want to write about it. I wish I could do something more hands-on. I wish I was rich and could evacuate people myself and build them new homes and give them jobs.

I am so disappointed and disillusioned by the government. Economics should not decide the worth of a life.

I always knew that the Republican Party platform parading as "personal responsibility" meant "if you're poor it's your fault. By the way, we're cutting all social services and too bad for you; if you were worth anything, you'd pull yourself up by your bootstraps."

I never thought the platform would go so far as to say, "if you're poor, you deserve to die in the street."

I am disappointed in my government, but am heartened at the many individuals who demonstrate both bravery and kindess.

But there have to be consequences for the individuals who refused to act.

Posted by 3braenes at 1:20 PM EDT
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