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triveni spotlight: 17th June 2023

triveni spotlight A FEATURE EVERY ALTERNATE DAY! hosts: Teji Sethi and Kala Ramesh GUEST EDITOR: Lakshmi Iyer, June 2023



wildfire spreading marmalade on toast

Marcie Wessels

Bottle Rockets, #46, February 2022



Hello readers,


There are moments of surprise in the poems hidden in between the time and space that breathes and echoes a voice of the universe. Unlock the door to the poem that stirs to startle you for a minute. Walk through them. Question the perception and resonate that with your experience. What makes you pause?


This month is going to be very interesting. Watch out for this space, every alternate day! Thank you, Lakshmi. We are waiting to see the month unfold. _()_

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Marcie Wessels
Marcie Wessels
16 jun 2023

Thank you for choosing "wildfire", Lakshmi. I'm so glad that it resonates with you.


I talk in depth about the poem's generation in this interview on the whiptail blog.


https://www.whiptailjournal.com/contributor-interviews/previous/11#/


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Kavita Ratna
Kavita Ratna
17 jun 2023
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I really liked this ku and I LOVED your interview on whiptail - thank you so much for both!

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Terrific poem, Marcie.

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Marcie Wessels
Marcie Wessels
16 jun 2023
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Thank you, Robert! It is one of my favorites.

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Bonnie J Scherer
Bonnie J Scherer
16 jun 2023

Many images come to mind reading the poem depending on where the readers pauses. Maybe it’s as simple as a wildfire burning somewhere while marmalade is being spread on toast.

Maybe the color of the marmalade evokes the image of a wildfire especially if the marmalade is made from blood oranges.

Maybe the toast is burnt; hence it looks like the remnants of a wildfire.


Great read! Thanks editors for sharing!

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Marcie Wessels
Marcie Wessels
16 jun 2023
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Lovely interpretations, Bonnie. Thank you for your kind words.

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