A couple of months ago a friend suggested that "Asleep Inside an Old Guitar" had become too familiar to use as the title for my collection. Familiar? Well, it was the name of my first fab blog. Remember that blog? When I named names and exposed the corrupt underbelly of poetry contests? Wait...
I dismissed his suggestion, but now I'm beginning to think the title is too familiar. "Asleep Inside an Old..." Sorry, I fell asleep just typing it! I think it's time to find a fresh title. In that spirit, I'm going to type out any lines or phrases from my collection that might work as titles:
Dreams Ripening the Fruit
Gather Enough Light
As if One were Dreaming the Other
Dusk Knotting into Stars
Beneath the Grass Green Mirrors Sleep (Or Beneath the Grass Green Mirrors)
Black Fish, Slender Moon
An Arrow Pulled Out of a Dove
The Looms of Mirrors
OMG: The hairs on the back of my neck stood up when I typed "Throatlatch!" What a freaking sexy word.
Throatlatch: A strap passing under the neck of a horse for holding a bridle or halter in place.
1. The anterior portion of the neck.
2. Anatomy The portion of the digestive tract that lies between the rear of the mouth and the esophagus and includes the fauces and the pharynx.
3. A narrow passage or part suggestive of the human throat: the throat of a horn.
4. Botany The opening of a tubular corolla or calyx where the tube joins the limb.
tr.v. throat·ed, throat·ing, throats
To pronounce with a harsh or guttural voice.
ram/shove down (someone's) throat Informal
To compel to accept or consider: always ramming his political opinions down my throat.
1. A fastening, as for a door or gate, typically consisting of a bar that fits into a notch or slot and is lifted from either side by a lever or string.
2. A spring lock, as for a door, that is opened from the outside by a key.
v. latched, latch·ing, latch·es
To close or lock with or as if with a latch.
1. To have or be closed with a latch.
2. To shut tightly so that the latch is engaged: a door too warped to latch.
latch on to/onto
To get hold of; obtain: latched on to a fortune in the fur trade.
I think I just found a new title for my collection.