Reneé Bibby has reviewed my Moby Dick-inspired poem, “The Whale” in the WILDS, and I couldn’t be more pleased and grateful! Here’s just a snippet of what she shared:
…Line breaks and caesura evoke the voice of an animal, an ancient creature of the deep, breaching the line of water to sing a response, an ode to the inextricable intertwining of fates between animal and man.
You can read the full review here, and if you missed out on reading the poem itself before, you can wander over to Frontier Poetry to read it here.
I’ve also noted that a couple favorite lines are making the rounds on Tumblr (oh my goodness, nearly 1000 likes??), for which I am also quite grateful! A poet always hopes her words will inspire others! ❤
One of my personal favorite poems, “The Whale,” has been published by Frontier Poetry here. This is what they had to say about it, which just makes me incredibly happy!
Cassandra Farrin’s poem rustles with the sound of waves and devils. “The Whale” is exactly how you make surprising a literary figure so well known as to be automatically cliche in lesser hands. Let the lines fill your mouth with brine and flame, the white space like gaps between the waves, the Whale: freshly ambiguous.
And here is a small excerpt:
Born bright, a lemon jarred in brine and oil pales;
so it was with me in the deep,
but this is a darker matter. Say of me “men dream and drown,”
an unfathomable vastness, adrift. Who lives who impales the moon?
Thank you to Frontier Poetry for publishing this poem about one of my favorite literary figures of all time!