It’s fun that a wonderful new lit mag called Thimble has published my poem “Behold the Needle.” Isn’t that a perfect fit, though?
BEHOLD THE NEEDLE
I hope that it speaks to people who have lived in more than one place and to those of us who feel a part of the place that they live. How much a part of you is your hometown, the state or the country you have made your own, or all the places you ever touched down in?
33 responses to “Poem Up at Thimble Literary Magazine”
Congratulations on you new publication! I was trying to reach your poem to read it but ended up with “oh, snap!” three times.
But I will get there some day.
Incidentally, that map is ….odd…. No Kzoo. And look at 131….
Shhhhh. I didn’t want Kalamazoo on it. Too “obvious” LOL! Thanks!!!
Love this poem – I can indeed relate! 🙂 Well done on another publication.
Thanks, Pauline. I’m so happy you can relate to it! 😻
Thank you so much!
Congratulations, Luanne! Oh, how I can relate! Family in the northeast, friends out west. When we traveled more often, it was always a debate as to where to go and wishing we could just be in two places at once. 😉
Exactly. Then I wonder if you can relate more because you’re a writer and writers always want to be everybody and everywhere all at once LOL. Thank you, Marie!
Yay! Congrats, Luanne!
Thank you so much! XO
Congratulations, Luanne! This is an exceptional poem on a topic that touches many of us. I can relate to the words and thoughts behind the poem and your final lines were a ‘lightbulb’ moment for me:
‘…but the way needles are
is that they travel in and out,
knotting as they move about.’
I’ll be checking out this niftily names magazine!
Ah, that makes me so happy to hear that you could relate, and particularly to those last lines! Being of “many homes” is a challenge and a gift, I think.
Congratulations – a good fit, indeed
Thanks, Derrick! Hope your week is lovely!
Thanks very much, Luanne. You too,
Congratulations, Luanne! Wonderful.
Super cool, Luanne!! And a perfect fit, too…always a plus.
Thanks, Sheila. The poem was meant for that magazine, pretty sure.
I love the poem and can relate as well. It’s an interesting way at looking at our wanderings. Congrats on the publication.
Thank you, Marlene! I need to catch up on your blog. That pleases me so that you love the poem and can relate!
Congratulations, a perfect fit, how could they not publish it?! It’s a beautiful, evocative poem about place, something that is very important to me.
Yes, I can see that place is very important to you by your gorgeous writings about it. It seems to me that only some writers are inspired by place (being perhaps more inspired by characters or plots), but place is where everything springs from. Without place we wouldn’t have the same characters or plots. I know some might disagree with that comment (put a Shakespearean plot into any setting does seem to work, after all), but for me place comes first.
Congrats, Luanne. There’s a lot of wisdom in that poem.
Thank you, Cheryl. I love that!
Way to go, Luanne! Just back from Ecuador and getting caught up.
Welcome back! Was it all that and more?!
This is such a lovely poem, Luanne! Congratulations!
I am thrilled that you like it! Thank you so much!
My pleasure, Luanne.
Wonderful Luanne! As with Andrea, I am a fond of the poetry of place as it has formed so much of our perspective. Congratulations on the publication!
Place is often a character in your poetry, Carla. You just made me realize that!!!
Thanks Luanne! Yes, I think so.