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"... brevity is the soul of wit ..."
- William Shakespeare


Janice D. Soderling has fiction, poetry and translations at many online and print publications such as Penduline Press, Right Hand Pointing, Rattle, Kin, Literary Bohemian, J Journal, Subtle Fiction and the March and June issues of Rotary Dial. Two poems are included in the 5-year anthology of The Centrifugal Eye. She has been nominated for Dzanc Best of the Web, Pushcart Prize and twice for Sundress Best of the Net. She lives in Sweden.

Janice D. Soderling

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Pantun on Two Elderly Scholars in Disagreement

Each is to each a subtle afterthought,
a footnote to a lifelong, angry text.
A distant sea shrinks to a glittering dot,
a daystar with a core of scuttled wrecks.