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Circular Poetry Contributions, Letterboxing

Circular Poetry Contributor: John Wainwright

These contributions to the Letter.Box.Stamp.Collect. project are from John Wainwright with three pieces called Moon Goddesses, Square the Circle and linked ku – Spring.  John had this to say about the connection between Moon Goddesses and the project:

Moon Goddesses is one of a set called “Poems I Found on the Moon”. It is a list of names of goddesses peoples of Earth associate with the Moon of Earth. The names are sorted alphabetically, cycled regressively and displayed in lines representing the proportion of the Moon illuminated on each of the 29+ days of the cycle.  I am fascinated by the shape traced out by the geometry of the Earth and Moon – globes, orbits, simple harmonic motion, sine waves.

The sounds of the names speak softly of the love off the peoples for their Moon.

The circularity of time and space and the repetition of experience in successive generations are represented in these names of mother figures, female heroes and fecundity symbols.

John is a member of the Queensland Poetry Festival Program Committee and you can read more of his musings and work at his blog, Mirror Mosaic Of Sounds.

John Wainwright

Moon Goddesses by John Wainwright

squaring the circle

Square the Circle by John Wainwright

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linked ku – Spring by John Wainwright


3 thoughts on “Circular Poetry Contributor: John Wainwright

  1. absolutely wonderful John… more than lives up to Peter B’s challenge to write the moon anew!

    Posted by gnunn | June 29, 2013, 12:07 am
  2. I notice that the word “Goddesses” is OK, but I felt the need to use the clumsy expression “female heroes”, when “heroines” would have served so well. Liberazzi what are you doing to our language? {;>}

    Posted by JdUb | July 1, 2013, 2:01 am


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