Friday, June 29, 2007

Time and Witnessing

Toastermag is out with its Pride issue. Check out the Freehand Department that features poems by moi, Dustin Brookshire, Montgomery Maxton and others.

My contribution is a sestina I wrote after reading an article about an antique clock restorer who witnessed the falling of the Twin Towers from his little shop around the corner from the trade center.

When he came back to his shop, he found grey dust covering many of his clocks. He also found that many of the broken clocks that had been stopped for years had mysteriously re-started (apparently due to the jolt).

The connection between being a "mender of time" and a witness to tragedy struck me, so I tried to explore it in the poem.


Liz said...

Beautiful poem, Kate. I love the whole 'mender of time' idea. Thanks.


Talia Reed said...

Call me stupid, but I can't figure out how to get to the poems...where do I click?

Dustin Brookshire said...

Glad you're included in the last issue!

Kate Evans said...

Talia: Click on "Freehand Department" within the text of my blog entry.

Thanks Liz!

And thanks, Dustin, for your support, in many ways.

Collin Kelley said...

Beautiful poem, Kate. I'm reading "Falling Man" by DeLillo right now and this poem dovetails so nicely.

Talia Reed said...

Thanks, Kate. I love that poem.

Kate Evans said...

Amazing connection, Collin. And thanks Talia! I'm honored you all read it.