Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Sick Poetry and a Review

I've been sick lately.  How sick?  Just your common head cold, with all the banal misery that entails.  But throw in the stickiness of summer, and it feels, well, a good bit sickier.  

Not that a little phlegm is enough to stop my quest for world publishing domination, mind you.  Or even to keep me from writing poetry.  Which is what I'm doing this week on two different blogs.  First up is today's poem, Les Misérables, over at The Walking Man, which is run by Mark Durfee, a man who writes what he sees and from the strength of a heart he cannot hide.  While tomorrow I'll be at--

Well, no use in spilling all them beans.

I've also got a review up today over at Stephen Parrish's.  And a very nice review it is.  In fact, I'm so pleased with it, I'm thinking about having it tattooed on my forehead.  Or at the very least, this pull quote, "The prose is stylish, sensitive, and refined, the result of a natural born poet tackling a larger canvas. Plum Blossoms demands a second reading merely for the beauty of its language. The promise of the author's next novel, and writing career, is high."

Thanks, Steve.  And Mark.  I'm deeply grateful to both of you.  And that's not just the Nyquil talking.   

Remember, if you want to review the book like Steve, have me guest post like Mark, or interview me, then shoot me an email at Sarah.Hina AT  I look forward to it.  


Charles Gramlich said...

Much enjoyed your visit over at Mark's

Erik Donald France said...


Now my interest is piqued re: Plum Blossoms in Paris. Congrats and salud!

Stephen Parrish said...

I meant every word I said in that review. Plum Blossoms is a beautiful novel.

Travis Erwin said...

My friends wife was making wild plum jelly yesterday and I couldn't help but think of you. Should you ever want to write a sequel called Plum Jelly In Texas, I'd be glad to be your research assistant.

Naquillity said...

hope you get to feeling better soon. i've had a cold myself this summer and didn't care much for it. your poem is great. have a wonderful night.

Sarah Hina said...

Charles, I'm so glad!

Erik, I appreciate that! Hope to see you again. :)

Steve, you've almost convinced me. Thanks.

Travis, I believe it'll be titled, Plum Jelly in Paris...Texas. If you don't mind.


Naquility, there are few things worse than getting sick in summer. Luckily, I'm on the mend now.

Thanks for the kind thoughts here. :)

Catvibe said...

Ayiyiyi! How soon you forget to post your wonderful reading of the excerpt at my blog Sarah! I should have gotten here sooner to correct this EXTREME oversight!