I was very happy to get placed 2nd in the 2017 Dunedin Chinese Garden Moon Festival poetry competition. I wrote a mutant villanelle on the theme of ‘Once in a Blue Moon.’ They produced some nice posters of the winning entries.
“Her great orbit is full, and then her beams shine brightest as she increases. So she is a sure token and a sign to mortal men.” (‘To Selene’, The Homeric Hymns) On the silken mud of the estuary floor the sea is drawn from the channel’s branching veins, creeping semidiurnal under her spell. In this […]