Monday, December 31, 2012

My poem is published

What a nice way to start the New Year.  My poem "The Cloutie Well" is out and about in Bloodroot Lieterary Magazine. The magazine is beautiful and full of wonderful poems and stories.

The Cloutie Well

Over the stone wall
beneath the crackling
branches of dying pines
lies the old well.

Flat to the ground
clogged with leaves
full to overflowing.

Ruth kneels on the stone surround
bends low and listens
for the dairy farmer' lilting tones
for the moan of cows.

On the branch above her head
she ties a cloth 
torn from an old sheet.
A cloutie well she'll make
a healing place.
The strip of linen
flies alone in the muffled wind.

A turkey clucks,
the hawk circles.
In the distance,
the sound of a gun.


note: I have no idea why the spacing of the lines came out this way on the blog post.  This is not the correct spacing.  But I will leave it.  I think it's because I made the picture large. Thanks to Bloodroot Literary Magazine for publishing my poem.

19 comments:

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Congrats Suki. A good poem and I am glad they recognized this.

BJ Pickert said...

Beautiful. Best and happiness in the New Year

BJ Pickert said...

Beautiful. Peace and happiness to you in the New Year.

Robin said...

*The Cloutie Well* is, without a doubt, one of my most beloved poems of yours!

Brava! Well deserved!

Love,

♥ Robin ♥

Mystic Meandering said...

Congratulations Suki - "Keeper of the Well"! Am happy for you! Lifts the spirit to hear of someone's success :) Looks like the New Year is turning out to be pretty propitious for you with a book of poems coming out later in the year as well! Like you new banner header too! Heart Hugs...

Mim said...

that is just wonderful, so evocative and peaceful sounding. I love the poem and I'm so happy that it's pubished.

marianne said...

Oh Suki!
Isn't this exciting!!!!!
last day of the year I just came home from my visit to Robin.
Today I got 2 special cards in the mail........ I think so special because they came in the last instant to make me happy.
One of them was yours :)
Robin and I talked about you dear during our visit so that's why your ears were tutting :)
Congratulations ! Isn't this a wonderful end of the old year and a magical beginning of the new!?
Happy New Year dear
love
M

Cris, Oregon Artist said...

Congratulations Suki. What a wonderful way to end the year.
Wishing you a wonderful 2013 and many more poems published.

Kim said...

Congratulations Dear Suki! This is very exciting to be sure and what a wonderful way to end 2012! I am sure next year is going to bring so many more exciting opportunities your way! You so deserve this! I really love the poem. It is haunting and so very beautiful at the same time. Thanks for sharing this wonderful news! I am making my list of happy moments of 2012 and this goes right on there! Happy New Year Dear Suki!

louciao said...

Congratulations! What a promising and blessed way to end a year and begin a new one. Wishing you peace, poetry and inspiration flowing in pools and piles in the New Year.

kj said...

It's a beauty, suki. Such a pleasure to read this again, now knowing it graces a collection.

I think in 2013 you will be reclaiming your place and space, maybe more publicly, as a Poet and Writer. Somehow I think your best work is to come.

Very pleased, very proud

Love
kj

sukipoet said...

Thank you everyone for your kind words and support. hugs, suki

patti said...

Here are my late congratulations Suki! How wonderful to be published in this lovely Magazine!

kimmie said...

A beautiful poem ... Words marking a beautiful place ... Your cloutie well is a friend

Blue Sky Dreaming said...

Adding my congratulations as well! Your smiling photo, publishing latest poetry...a promising New Year ahead!

Kelly M said...

Congratulations, Suki!

Annie said...

Suki, I am sure I left a comment here ages ago, but it is missing. Congrats! It is a beautiful poem!
xoxo

Lynn Cohen said...

Huge congratulations Suki!!! I love the poem...the picture it paints is lovely, stirring, the climax startling. Being published is huge (as I now KNOW!) so I know how happy this makes you. You deserve it and to add to your list of other publications. Bravo!!!

PeaceGardenSu said...

well done!! lovely cover, too- and so glad your work's inside it! ;-)