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Poetry Friday: There are two things from Finding Ruby Starling by Karen Rivers

July 18th, 2014 (06:00 am)

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There are two things:
True things.
And lies.
When you figure out
which is which
it's like you are on the inside
of the balloon
looking out,
seeing the pin coming toward you
in the sunlight
but not being able
to move away.

Or maybe,
the thing is
that all of us are two people:
the one inside
the balloon.
And the one
holding the pin.

This poem is featured in the epistolary novel Finding Ruby Starling by Karen Rivers. Though the majority of the story is conveyed in letters and emails, one of the characters, Ruth, has a poetry journal hosted on tumblr - which, as of this posting, is not an active account in real life. (Yes, of course I checked!)

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Posted by: mlyearofreading (mlyearofreading)
Posted at: July 19th, 2014 02:15 pm (UTC)

Okay. Clearly I need to know this author, who writes alphabetic novels and epistolary novels. To the library (for the first). Wondering if there is an ARC available for sharing (for the second)...

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: July 19th, 2014 05:42 pm (UTC)

Let me know what you think of her books when you read them! Here's my review of her previous novel, The Encyclopedia of Me, which I recommend:

Posted by: Michelle@Today'sLittleDitty (mdhbarnes)
Posted at: July 20th, 2014 01:00 pm (UTC)

Wow what a poem and perspective... one I will undoubtedly remember.

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: July 20th, 2014 05:01 pm (UTC)
look up

It's very effective.

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