Whenever the night sky is clear, I look for stars. When I find the first star of evening, I always wish upon it. And now, I find myself hoping for 4 and 5 star reviews for my books. How strange to watch for stars on a website rather than twinkling in the heavens!
Two new reviews of my fantasy novel, The Enchanted Skean, have been posted. Thanks to Ellen Fritz of Books4Tomorrow for her 5 star review: http://bookstomorrow.blogspot.com/2013/06/review-enchanted-skean-by-vonnie.html And thanks to Aimee Brown of Getting Your Read On for her 4 star review: http://gettingyourreadonaimeebrown.blogspot.com/2013/06/the-enchanted-skeen-by-vonnie-winslow.html I keep my fingers crossed that more readers and reviewers will enjoy my newest book and give it lots of stars.
At the Science Center poetry reading,
activates the planetarium’s dome,
focuses on Orion:
the Great Hunter strides across the heavens,
arms flung wide, ever questing
after that which he cannot have.
Lepus the Hare, Canis Major, Canis Minor, Taurus…
one constellation after another flashes
above us till the roof is a picturebook
filled with celestial allegories.
In the dim planetarium after the show,
seven poets share their work.
Six choose to remain earthbound —
while I, a mere storyteller
inspired by star fire and mythology,
pick up an astronomy book
and begin the journey.
Afterwards, I shake a few hands,
wander into the Baltimore streets,
find my car, glance up.
Even in the city,
Orion appears large and formidable
as he reaches, like humankind,
across the gulf of distance and time
and tries to pluck
the stars from the sky.
©Vonnie Winslow Crist