I am so excited and honored to have a poem in the first issue of Fenacular, which offers “creative writing in response to fen art.” I thank editor Kerry Byrne for including my poem. I have no connection to the fens, but I imagine some of the wetlands in my part of the world are similar–but without the cathedrals. 😏
Portfolio #1 includes twelve responses to the beautiful painting Cow parsley bank by Claire McGinley (as well as her response to the written works).
My poem, “Souvenir,” can be accessed here.
Congratulations! What a lovely response to the painting!
Thank you so much, Dale. I was so happy to have it accepted.
No doubt! How did you hear of them?
On Twitter. Probably someone shared the call for submissions, and I loved the concept.
Wow. Yes, it is a lovely concept.
An enchanting poem, Merril: congratulations!
Thank you very much, Ingrid!
Fabulous Merril, just beautiful. There were no likes or comments, and I enjoyed reading it twice. Thank you, and congrats!!!
Thank you so much, Resa. I was so pleased to have my poem chosen.
Congratulations, Merril! I love how evocative the poem is, particularly the last line.
Thank you so much, Liz. I appreciate that.
I really love the whole concept of this journal, even though I have no connection to the fens. 😀 I thought the painting was beautiful.
You’re most welcome, Merril. I agree about the painting and the concept of the journal.
Fantastic! Congratulations, Merril!
Thank you, Jill!
Congratulations, Merril! I especially like the fresh description of “the licorice taste of spring.” Well done!
Thank you so much for taking the time to read and comment, Marian, and for letting me know what stood out for you.
That is wonderful Merril
Thank you so much, Paul!
So welcome Merril
So beautiful! Congratulations! (K)
Thank you so much, Kerfe!
Congratulations – now I can’t wait to crush some cow parsley
Thank you, Derrick.
Let me know when you do, and I’ll write you another poem. 😏
Honors are a good thing – congratulations! As a lover of black licorice, that caught my attention. 🙂
Thank you for reading, Frank!
I like a bit of licorice or anise flavor sometimes, but I’m not a fan of black licorice. 😀
Congratulations! I love this line: “the wind a light-fingered caress, the licorice taste of spring” … 🙂
Thank you so much, Marie! 😊
Congrats! Heading over to read now ❤
Thank you so much!