G: The Gnome’s Spectacles

The Gnome's SpectaclesBack in June 2008 we published “The Gnome’s Spectacles” by Chris Burdett. It’s one of my favourite poems from Niteblade. To this day I don’t know if Chris was retelling a story from a fairy tale or mythology, or if it’s a completely original concept. I’m good either way LOL

What I loved about this poem is that it was accessible but not boring. Evocative, but not pretentious. My daughter, then 11 years old, would have understood it and yet it was deep enough that anyone could appreciate it. Plus, who doesn’t love a story/poem where bad deeds are rewarded in kind?

You reap what you sow…


A2Z-2013-BADGE-001Small_zps669396f9This post has been written as a part of the Blogging from A to Z Challenge. My theme this year is ‘Niteblade‘, which is the magazine I publish. I chose this theme to help draw attention to the magazine during this, it’s 2nd annual fundraiser.

My first post in this series was about choosing stories and poems to nominate for awards and I’ve gone through a similar process in deciding what to write about for these posts. Not only did I have to choose stories and poems I loved, but they also had to fit with the A-Z theme. Tricky!

Blogging from A to Z 2013:

A: Award Nominations
B: Brenda Stokes Barron
C: Cato, Beth – The Pacifier
D: December 2011 (Giveaway open until April 30th)
E: Evil Bird
F: First Loves for the First Time
G: The Gnome’s Spectacles

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