Recently Black Bough Poetry published an online edition of selected Top Tweet Tuesday poems called Sound and Vision, guest edited by Kitty Donnelly. It is available as a free pdf here.
My poem, “Cobblestones,” is included in this edition.
I’ve sharing my poem with dVerse Open Link Night.
Beautifully observed colour in the stone
Thank you, Derrick. 🙂
“space holders, like me”
Told you at OLN LIVE – I find these words fascinating!
Really enjoyed hearing you read this today at OLN LIVE.
Thank you very much, Lillian! 😊
Excellent. And HIGH end. “Tessellations” is a new word for me.
Thank you, Pam.
And I’m pleased I gave you a new word. 😊
I just need to understand what it means!
Hahaha. Patterns like in a mosaic, or Escher’s work, or in nature, like a honeycomb.
Ohhhh, then I need to use this word sometime. THANKS.
It has a nice sound with the t and s’s. 🙂
Congratulations, Merril! I love “tessellations of time.”
Thank you so much, Liz! 😊
You’re welcome, Merril.
I love your thoughts in this one, Merril. Just a blip in time…
Thank you, Dwight! Yes, indeed. 🙂
Congratulations on being published. I like this poem a lot because the second verse took me on a journey I didn’t expect. To me, it’s a blend of mystical and philosophical. 🙂
Thank you for your kind words and thoughtful reading, Frank! 🙂
Lovely way to bring the poet into the poem’s foundation. Congrats on publication.
Thank you, Brendan. 😊
Many many congratulations, Merril! 😍 I especially admire the image of those oyster shells crushed in the sand! *swoon* 💙💙
Thank you so much, Sanaa! 🥰
Congratulations! I love the beautiful imagery in this succinct poem. ❤
Thank you very much for you lovely comment! 💙
Loving those tessellations of time… and the clarity of the cobbles’ colours in the mind’s eye, or are those “buried things” something else, mysteriously? … a journey beyond structures.
Thank you so much. I’m pleased this made you think. The “buried things” can be whatever you imagine. I think there must be many layers of things buried beneath the stones in any city.
The world is filled with layers. Congratulations Merril! (K)
Thank you very much, Kerfe!
Congratulations, Merril. This took me to the beach and either reminiscing here in my chair or still at the beach, out of the sand and water with thoughts I’d be having have there.
Thank you, Jim.
Interesting that this took you to the beach.
Beautiful! All those hands that set it down and all those feet that walked on it. I love the part about the ghosts reflected in the wavy glass.
Thank you so much!
You can tell I love window reflections and also reflecting on the past. 🙂
I remember reading ‘Cobblestones’ on Top Tweet Tuesday, Merril, and it’s a delight to read it again. I love the phrase ‘storm-slung seas’ and the idea of ‘oyster shells crushed into sand’ as ‘space-holders…. carrying trace minerals from stars’, and the alliterative ‘tessellations of time’.
Thank you so much, Kim!
I appreciate your thoughtful comment. (You always write such lovely comments.)
It was wonderful to see you today on OLN Live!
I love it, what a wonderful way to think about cobblestones.
One thing i never said when you read it live is that sometimes I am reminded about the blood that sometimes has flooded over the cobblestones, there are those stories of people being executed publically and how the blood flowed… sorry fo being macabre.
Thank you so much, Björn.
And no need to apologize for the macabre. I imagine the bodies buried under the stones. I also think of a study done on old privies and wells in Philadelphia where they found the bones of babies.