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sovay ([personal profile] sovay) wrote2017-03-16 11:52 pm

If my path fills with darkness and there's no sign of light

My poem "On the Day When Dumuzi Comes Up" has been accepted by Mythic Delirium. It was written last August when I was living for a month at the Baystate on Mass Ave; I had a bad weekend, read some Akkadian I hadn't looked at in eleven years, wrote a poem drawing on Ištar's Descent to the Underworld (as well as a sex charm and a hangover cure) while thinking about the friend who taught me the language. Learned later that same day that they had just had a stroke. Am very happy to report these days that they aten't dead (and I owe them e-mail), but the timing was unsettling. I was writing about the Anunnaki, not asking them to drop by. In any case, the poem has a home.
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[personal profile] yhlee 2017-03-17 04:11 am (UTC)(link)
Yay poem!

I'm glad your friend is well.
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[personal profile] gwynnega 2017-03-17 04:15 am (UTC)(link)
That timing is unsettling, all right. But congratulations on the poetry sale!

[identity profile] steepholm.livejournal.com 2017-03-17 07:17 am (UTC)(link)
Congratulations! I didn't know you read Akkadian. Does one do that in cuneiform, or is it generally transliterated?

[identity profile] wordsofastory.livejournal.com 2017-03-17 05:39 pm (UTC)(link)
Congratulations! And man, what timing.

[identity profile] schreibergasse.livejournal.com 2017-03-17 06:01 pm (UTC)(link)
Yay! Though they should really publish it in Summer. It is such a summer poem.
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[personal profile] alexxkay 2017-03-18 02:13 am (UTC)(link)
Not a Sumer poem?

[identity profile] handful-ofdust.livejournal.com 2017-03-18 05:12 am (UTC)(link)
Whoo hoo! I always approve of Underworld-banished boyfriend resurrection.