If I had to describe myself, it would be in a word that has many meanings with a complexity which falls off the tongue.
A word made up of many elements, is deceptive in appearance, and creates an illusion from the imagination.
My word would be Phantasmagoric. ~Summer Ross

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Writing, reading, and the stuff in between

 When you look
into a mirror
it is not
yourself you see,
but a kind
of apish error
posed in fearful
      kool uoy nehW
rorrim a otni
ton si ti
˛ees uoy flesruoy
dnik a tub
rorre hsipa fo
lufraef ni desop

~John Updike, "Mirror,"
Telephone Poles and Other Poems

I Have completed 14 poems as of yesterday. I was thinking about finding a little tracking bar to put on my blog- but I haven't decided yet. So I'm going strong with my writing goals.
I saw the poem up top and new I had to share it with you. I think its lovely and worth some thought.

I'm swamped this week in homework again- I have a 10-25 page story rough draft due for my nonfiction class, and in my other two classes I have some reading and close reading papers due as well.

I'm also now officially a slush pile reader at EDF online magazine, It is Volunteer work- which goes great for my school grants, but it will take some of my time away.

Have a great day everyone.


Jules said...

Your poem came across in the reader like funny, distracting gibberish :) But I like the poem. Sending fairy power to handle it all :D
Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

Carolyn V said...

14 poems!? I'm impressed! I'm feeling overwhelmed with homework too! I have 4 books that I am supposed to have read by the end of the week for my English class. I'm going to need glasses for all that reading! =)

N. R. Williams said...

I have no idea how you have anytime to blog with your schedule and kids too. Sending glitter your way to make it easier. No vampires attached. LOL
N. R. Williams, The Treasures of Carmelidrium

Janina said...

Fourteen poems is impressive! Keep up the good work.

Deborah Walker said...

Wonderful Summer. Do you sub your poems, there are some great fantasy venues around.

Summer Ross said...

Deborah- My poems are about fairies, i plan on getting at least 20-30 poems written and then putting them together in a chapbook

Michael Offutt said...

Congrats on the poems.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

May you escape the slush pile! And I can't even write one poem...

Old Kitty said...

Oh wow!! 14 poems - that's just amazing!! Well done you!!!

Thank you also for sharing this poem - excellent stuff!!

Good luck with your course work!!!! Enjoy your volunteering - busy days ahead - but exciting! Take care

Anny Cook said...

Ah I remember the days of going to school while working with four teens at home. Best wishes with that!

erica and christy said...

That was a beautiful poem. Thanks for sharing and good luck with the work time!!!

Lynda R Young said...

That's a lot of reading you're doing. Thanks for sharing the John Updike poem. I hadn't seen it before. I loved it.

Donna Hole said...

Awesome number of poems.

Good luck in the slush pile :)


Deborah Walker said...

A chapbook is a wonderful idea. You're half-way there already.

Kari Marie said...

Congrats on the 14 poems. The Mirror is a very cool poem. It took me a minute to get it, I like what he did.

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