Vivid and Gentle: A Writer Wednesday Post

November 13th, 2013 | Posted by Irene in Essays | Publication News


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There are times words interfere. Times they can’t be translated. When the poem is the image, when the yearning cannot be described, when the clamor of description must be settled by silence.

Such is this Wednesday.  Just a reminder that November is a poem of its own, alternately vivid and gentle as the season disintegrates in grace.


Land 1GentleNovember, photo and all text © Irene O’Garden, 2013

Publication News:

Fjords Review has just published my short comet essay The Smudge Between The Stars, in anticipation of  ISON, a possible “Comet of The Century.” You can read and/or hear it here. It is illustrated with a painting of mine.

I am presently reviewing e-galleys for my book Fat Girl, which will soon be released by Untreed Reads as an ebook. Watch for a giveaway.

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  • Jorie

    Such sumptuous silence! Enjoyed “Smudge…” and am very thankful to know of Fjords–watched “Plan of the City” AMAZING!!! There is SO MUCH creation out there . . . outer space . . . inner space . . . cyber space! Thank you as always for reminding us to enjoy it!

    • IreneOGarden

      Fond thanks, dear creator!

  • ZarkWriting

    Your words are as sumptuous and beautiful as the season itself… how grateful I am for your poetic eye!

    • IreneOGarden

      A poetic eye relies on other poetic eyes to read–many thanks, my dear, for yours!

  • meg


    that’s all.


    • IreneOGarden

      Thank you, Meg–

  • Scott

    The charms of November are complex. Your vision, in its brevity, is complete. Your photographs capture the golden/blue gray contrast of the shortening November days. My November day begins in beauty.

    • IreneOGarden

      You have pointed out many a November charm to me and whetted my appreciation for it. Thanks, my friend.

  • Debra

    Thanks for sharing this stunning silence! November has so much beauty. It just might be my favorite time of year. And we got to begin the month with a celebratory visit!

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