The Ides of February
February-- It's a tough month to spell. And it's cold.
And it's still dark.
The month's only saving graces might be a diminished number
of days and the most important of holidays:
The holiday that brings lovers together. The holiday
that makes us step back and appreciate the people
in our life. The holiday that shines like a beacon,
reaffirming life during winter's ice-covered days.
I'm speaking, of course,
of Groundhog's Day.
I'm being silly. Happy Valentine's Day everyone!
This month brings more
poetry than ever before, as well as a critique of
"Titanic" and a review of the wonderful "Round Midnight."
- Raindrops - By Suzie.
- Framing question that carries a lot of weight.
- happy anniversary - By d.
Even with the 'net, long-distance relationships aren't easy.
- blue eyes - By erin.
- erin's back, with 15 submissions this month.
- Ache For More Than an Image of You - By Athena (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Athena, another "Collectioneer",
ends this poem with a great couple of lines.
- Lethargy - By Tracy.
Tracy brings a great sense of wordplay to her work.
- Phone - By katgrs.
'Phone' points to a startling intimacy.
- folly of a hard-core romantic - By Misti.
Misti Velvet Rainwater (I just like typing the name) with
one of her shorter works.
- Rebekah's - By Jim H.
One of the Rebekahs in the world. A very smoothly flowing work.
- from The Struggle
- By Edith Mack.
This is a brief excerpt from a piece of hers- the entire thing
is in the Heart-on-Sleeve Journal.
- Although my feet - Ono no Komachi.
Submitted by Kae. Early classical poetry from Japan.
- excerpt from Ulysses - By James Joyce.
- Submitted by katgrs. A bit on passion from Ulysses.
Heart on Sleeve Corner
- All the remaining heartsongs sent to the Blender last month.