Seeking Rainbows at Liquid Imagination

I’m so pleased to announce that my poem “Seeking Rainbows” is out now at Liquid Imagination! You can read it for free online. In fact, you can listen to it for free too, read by yours truly. [Note: If you’re viewing it on a phone, turn it horizontal so the lines don’t get cut off.]

I have to admit it was a little scary for me to record audio of this. I’ve had my work performed before (visit here to listen to “Jack and the Bad Man” read by Rikki LaCoste at Pseudopod!) and I’ve read other people’s work before (click here to hear my reading of “Inland” by Edna St. Vincent Millay), and I’ve even read my work at public readings, etc., but I’ve never before done an audio recording of me reading my own work. Eep!

Honestly, “Seeking Rainbows” comes from one of the darkest periods of my life, and it feels strange and sad and so good that it’s found a beautiful new home at Liquid Imagination. This poem holds my heart and soul in it, and I sincerely hope you like it. ♥

Have a wonderful week.

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  • Regina Richards

    bsolutely gorgeous. Both the poem and your reading of it. Perfect. Thanks for sharing it.

  • Melissa Crytzer Fry

    Wow, Annie. Your voice was made for narration and your mind was made for poetry. So lovely and haunting. Thank you for sharing with us.

  • Michael Lee Johnson

    Very nice Annie-feel free to join my new Facebook Poetry Group: If you care to Join This
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    • Thanks Michael!

      • Michael Lee Johnson

        You a very talented lady with a nice voice feel free to join the group and keep in mind I run 9 poetry sites which can be found: http://poetryman.mysite.com/

        • Thank you; I’ll check it out!

          • Michael Lee Johnson

            I send out accept and rejected epigrams to editors just for fun!

  • That was awesome! The perfect metaphor for the dissolution of a relationship/friendship. And I loved your reading – you captured the fear and pathos so well, and even said things in a way I didn’t expect them. Your reading changed the feel of the poem for me. I’ve never recorded anything, but maybe this will inspire me to get going. (After years of being a singer it’s not like microphones intimidate me.) Thanks so much! 🙂

    • Thank you, Lexa. One of my favorite things about writing emotions instead of direct stories is how many ways they can be interpreted. The dissolution of a relationship isn’t what I wrote about here, but I can absolutely see that interpretation — and I love it. And I’m glad you liked my reading! It does change things, doesn’t it? I think I like it despite my nerves.

  • jclementwall

    I love this poem, Annie. So sad and haunting, and your reading of it is beautiful. So glad you were brave and did it!

  • Katy

    A beautiful poem. (Not sure why, but I always thought your name was pronounced ‘Noog-BAW-er’.)

    Either way, your reading was amazing! 🙂

    • Thank you, Katy! My last name can be pronounced several different ways; I finally chose one just so I’d stop confusing people with my long explanation. :)~

  • Cynthia Robertson

    Haunting, and gorgeous, Annie.

  • A. B. Davis

    Wow. That seriously gave me chills. What a heavy poem. Poems or stories with ‘rainbow’ in the name usually turns me off because they’re always so…wholesome? I think that’s what turns me away. But you turned my expectation on its head with your imagery and words. So beautiful and sad. Great job!

    • Yes, I was working from a place of the rainbow symbolism being false and/or misleading, so I guess I did turn it on its head. Thanks, Ashley! <3

  • AndreaBlythe

    What beautiful work and a fantastic reading. 🙂

  • Diann (Books+Body)

    Congratulations! I can’t wait to listen. I loved hearing your “Jack and the Bad Man” read.

    By the way, I think you can relate to my newest “guilty” pleasure: Bates Motel. So good! Your review sparked my interest and those two are both so incredible in their roles. All kinds of crazy abound, and so fun to watch the seeds for the movie developed.

    • Thanks, Diann. 🙂 I love that you’re into Bates Motel too! What fun!