Thursday, March 27, 2008

Poetry and Novels

Totally Optional Prompts this week asks us to be inspired by novels. To start with here is a haiku review of Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See, a novel I read recently:

sworn best friends
write secrets in a fan -
bound feet ache.

Secondly, you can read a poem I wrote inspired by Fugitive Pieces by Anne Michaels
here.

Thirdly you can read my review of Emperor's Babe a novel in verse by Bernadine Evaristo
here on the Pink Gun blog.

Finally, the last stanza of this poem was inspired by Chocolat by Joanna Harris

8 comments:

anthonynorth said...

Chocolat was excellent. There are not many modern literary novels that I like - they tend to have forgotten where to put the story - but this was great.

Stan Ski said...

Amazing how much can be said in so few words

tumblewords said...

Nice haiku - synopsis of the novel! I can see I have much reading to do - I saw Chocolat, shortly after I met Ms Harris at a book signing and reading for Gentlemen and Players. Still haven't finished reading it. Sigh.

Jo said...

I enjoyed The Fugitive Pieces write Juliet. Chocolat was a good book.

paisley said...

i feel very much like you did in the close of your refugee poem... that writing a poem based on the full effect of having just completed a novel feels really good.... i just might try it again myself...

Linda Jacobs said...

Love your chocolate poem. That was a wonderful book! Your poem really captures the message well!

SweetTalkingGuy said...

Yeah, the haiku speaks volumes - also loved the chocolatier image in the French town.

gautami tripathy said...

Reviewing with a haiku is a great idea!

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