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October Poetry Challenge: Day 10, 11, & 12

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Lost Moon

 

There are some who say,

the wind always held monsters between its wispy teeth,

but I know better than that.

The terrors only arrived after the moon fell from the sky.

 

So here I must stay, like the ones before,

and sing away the roaring gale

bending in impossible shapes.

*

A Pit

 

Beyond my prison rests a snow-topped mountain.

Deep inside the towering giant

an abyss waits.

 

Darkness sings a ballad from the cracked rock.

I should never go there,

says the scribbled note in my book.

*

Visitor

 

Scarlet leaves flutter into my room

and a crow perches at my windowsill.

A flash of olive-green eyes and a cackle.

 

I rush to my window

but only see endless burnt-gold woods and

an impossibly tall stone tower.

*

Happy Canadian Thanksgiving, friends ❤

Loie xo

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October Poetry Challenge: Day 7, 8, & 9

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Echoes

 

The wind weeps tonight.

I press my hands over my ears

but I can’t stop listening.

 

The low moans tug at me,

and part of my armor unravels

into silver dust.

 

Shoving my hands into my pockets,

I close my eyes and sing as loud as I can,

until my voice grows hoarse.

 

The gale doesn’t stop crying,

but neither will I stop humming.

I mustn’t fall asleep while the wind wails.

*

They Say

 

They say she was fair,

fair as the dark red dahlia,

cheery as the loyal sunflower,

and sweet as jasmine.

 

I say I wish I knew her,

wish I could talk

to the one my heart longs for.

I say her name is Mother.

*

A Welcome Song

Leaves chatter and chant

as the regal Autumn King

awakens at last.

 

*

Sorry I was away for a couple of days 🙂 See you tomorrow!

Loie

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October Poetry Challenge: Day 5 & 6

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Trailing Winter

Hurry, hurry,

I whisper to my friend, the sparrow.

 

Gather the last wild asters

dotting the forgotten road toward my tower.

I can see the clumps of bright violet flowers,

cheerful neighbors waving in the wind.

 

Yet, I taste winter and see its whisper-

The gold and silver and bronze of autumn

are dimming every day.

 

So I coax my wee winged friend

to bring me the last reminder of warmer seasons.

*

The Long Sleep

Snow-flecked wind hits me

as I stare out the window.

The deep cold is here.

*

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend! See you tomorrow for day 7 of the October Poetry Challenge. Check out my friend’s latest poem 🙂

Loie

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October Poetry Challenge: Day 4

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My teeny winged friend

brings me young yellow roses

on a dismal day.

*

Happy poetry writing, friends! Check out my first post if you’re just arriving. My dear CP, Shelby Kisgen, started this poetry challenge 🙂

Loie

 

 

 

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October Poetry Challenge Day 2 & 3

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The Stillness Becomes Too Much

 

I press flowers and leaves in between my only book.

For what can I do until the dusky night

and the symbols of another voice

speckle the sky?

 

I flip through the yellowed pages,

pausing at the bud my dear sparrow brought me

years ago when I first arrived at this wretched tower.

 

I’m not alone, I’m not alone,

I whisper to the silence.

*

The Song of the Wind

 

On storming days, when the sway of the wind shakes my prison,

I lay flat on my back and try to breathe.

Counting the flecks of white on the stonewall,

I wait until the swell of the gale hurls away to the next town.

 

Has the Autumn King had his fun?

Slowly, I’ll sit up and gaze outside my window,

taking in the naked trees and the gilded leaves

littering the ground like thin pieces of gold.

 

I want to shout at the wind to come back,

to take me away,

but it has already left.

*

Happy poetry writing, friends 🙂 !

Loie

 

 

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October Poetry Challenge: Day One

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Hi everyone!

My dear writer friend, Shelby Kisgen, started a poetry challenge 🙂 You can check out her original post here. She’s inviting everyone to pen a poem every day this month. You can read her first poem!

I’m joining the challenge 🙂 I hope you will too! I’ve decided to write from the perspective of my characters from my NaNoWriMo project. Hopefully, this will help me understand their motivations, desires, and struggles a bit more.

Today’s poem is from my main heroine. I still don’t know her name yet 😀

*

Starlight

With reverence, I study the night sky.

I read the stars dappled across the ebony expanse

analyzing, translating, listening

 

I scrutinize until my eyes are dry, my fingertips worn

from transcribing the message over and over again

onto parchment paper she will burn.

 

All of this is for her.

Will she let me leave this tower, this prison without doors?

*

There you have it 🙂 A short piece for now. Happy writing, friends! I can’t wait to read your poems.

Loie xo

 

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Six Goodbyes We Never Said Blog Tour and Q&A

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SIX GOODBYES WE NEVER SAID by Candace Ganger; on sale September 24, 2019

Two teens meet after tragedy and learn about love, loss, and letting go

Naima Rodriguez doesn’t want your patronizing sympathy as she grieves her father, her hero—a fallen Marine. She’ll hate you forever if you ask her to open up and remember him “as he was,” though that’s all her loving family wants her to do in order to manage her complex OCD and GAD. She’d rather everyone back the-eff off while she separates her Lucky Charms marshmallows into six, always six, Ziploc bags, while she avoids friends and people and living the life her father so desperately wanted for her. 

Dew respectfully requests a little more time to process the sudden loss of his parents. It’s causing an avalanche of secret anxieties, so he counts on his trusty voice recorder to convey the things he can’t otherwise say aloud. He could really use a friend to navigate a life swimming with pain and loss and all the lovely moments in between. And then he meets Naima and everything’s changed—just not in the way he, or she, expects. 

Candace Ganger’s Six Goodbyes We Never Said is no love story. If you ask Naima, it’s not even a like story. But it is a story about love and fear and how sometimes you need a little help to be brave enough to say goodbye.

Q&A

Loie: How long did it take you to write SIX GOODBYES WE NEVER SAID?

Candace: Oh, boy! Longer than I wanted! I’ve been writing this story, in some form for about four years!

 

Loie: Can you share what you’re working on at the moment?

Candace: An adult project…that’s all I can say 🙂

 

Loie: Are you a pantser, plotter, or a mix of the two?

Candace: I like to plot but often find myself in a situation I don’t love and then I’ll change it. So, probably a mix of both.

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About the Author:

Candace Ganger is the author of Six Goodbyes We Never Said and The Inevitable Collision of Birdie & Bash as well as a contributing writer for HelloGiggles and obsessive marathoner. Aside from having past lives as a singer, nanotechnology website editor, and world’s worst vacuum sales rep, she’s also ghostwritten hundreds of projects for companies, best-selling fiction and award-winning nonfiction authors alike. She lives in Ohio with her family.

 

Twitter: @candylandgang + @WednesdayBooks

 

Buy your copy here!

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