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FANFARE, A SONNET FOR CALEB. - Cyndi MacMillan's Blog

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Cyndi MacMillan's current projects include three children's book series. Her "life as a writer' blogs can be read at  https://cyndimacmillan.wordpress.com/  Three of her poems have been published in Room magazine, issue 49.4, This Body's Maps, https://roommagazine.com/issues/bodys-map  Two poems have been published in the Prairie Journal ( Issue 67)http://www.prairiejournal.org/subscribe.html   Other poems can be found in Fieldstone Review, Issue 2015 http://www.fieldstonereview.usask.ca/article.php?article=167, Grain Magazine, issue 42.4, Summer 2015, Passed Signs/New Fields http://www.grainmagazine.ca/424  , The Steel Chisel, April 2016, http://www.thesteelchisel.ca/april2016_07.html.  The Centrifugal Eye, Spring 2016, the Unformed issue  http://www.centrifugaleye.com/ . She participated in the 20 Poem Challenge at The Ekphrastic Review: Writing and Art on Art and Writing, and twelve of her poems have been published by the journal.http://www.ekphrastic.net/apps/search?q=Cyndi+MacMillan.

Her fiction has appeared in local newspapers and has won contests. Her short story, Missed Steps, is forthcoming in the Windsor Review. She enjoys reading literary journals, and she is actively pursuing further publication within their glossy covers while writing chapter books and early middle readers.

Poetry soup is a friendly forum which enables people from around the world to share their writing. It has some great resources and provides a nice space for people to connect.

Cyndi lives in a small town in Ontario with her husband, young daughter and far too many books.

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FANFARE, A SONNET FOR CALEB.


Blog Posted:1/14/2014 10:17:00 PM


Implausibly, I took a friend to Fanfare

Books then nudged him through its doorway.

This was strange, since he wasn't really there.

Still, he kept me company. Morning rays

blessed old bricks then revered a worn wood

floor. My companion targeted photography

so I watched him hunt for what he could

'til art caught my eye, nearly blinded me.

Though I was alone, the moment was shared.

This, the paradox of poets, this bond so rare.

We crave solitude, yet solitude wears

on the very thing that lets words compile. 

We met up in poetry. He'd dogged Wilde

while I bagged a thin volume of Baudelaire.


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I was actually in this bookstore this morning

It is in a town called Stratford, known for its festival of Shakespearian plays

The above sonnet is a contemporary sonnet

Contemporary sonnets not only do not usually use meter, delve into a variance of rhyme schemes, freely, allow for unusual line breaks, mixed syllable counts; most contemporary sonneteers, however, still use the volta

This is for you, Caleb

I truly experienced this moment at the bookstore this morning

Thank you for your "Peace Blog"




























































































































































































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Date: 1/15/2014 5:53:00 PM
This is divine, Cyndi~~ glad to see Caleb appreciates it so much!
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Date: 1/15/2014 7:11:00 AM
Cyndi, you just plastered a big ole grin on my face this morning. I'm seriously cheesin' right now...;) And the way you described what I did there....hmmm...almost like I must have really been there...cause you got me. Well, you just made my day!
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Date: 1/14/2014 10:18:00 PM
I am having such blog problems. I have no idea what that space is about. SORRY!!!!
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