Friday, April 1, 2011

Title, Title, Where is My Title?

It appears I'm still hunting for a title. Much as I love and appreciate it, there was little enthusiasm among readers for "Miss Owen Trips." That's a factor to which I need to pay attention.

Yesterday I was reading poems by Robert Louis Stevenson, and came across one entitled "To Any Reader," from A Child's Garden of Verses. The final lines go like this:

For, long ago, the truth to say,
He has grown up and gone away,
And it is but a child of air
That lingers in the garden there.

So, do you think I can use "Child of Air" as the title? I know there's nothing "Western" in it, so it's just a fancy I've picked up and flung before you all.

What do you say? Should I be reading poetry by Robert Service or Baxter Black instead?