September is upon us...August's heat has passed, the nights are getting
longer, and schools are cranking back up all over the place. |
In fact, ten years ago this month your faithful Blender-Keeper
was starting college. And that month I fell for a woman in the worst
way. And by worst I mean best, and worst. To mark that time in my life,
this month's feature is Selections from the K & R Carousel, a large amount of annotated e-mail from that ill-starred relationship.
Since it is so much material, I'll be serializing it into 4 parts,
updated each weekend during September.
The Carousel features highlights and lowlights of me and my writing. I hope that you will find it interesting, and maybe you'll find some parts that resonate with your own experience.
Some excellent works grace the front page this month as well...there's a lot of
good stuff all around.
- Kyle Parrish
A poem I put into my archive 7 or so years ago, originally posted as a unix .plan file.
A nice bouncing around of the old expression.
A melancholy fantasia on that old counter to "RSVP".
"We feast on half-baked schemes" is a brilliant line.
Something great and wistful about the lines "Last night we kissed. More than once!"
- Oscar Hammerstein II
Submitted by chris.
Rogers & Hammerstein, from 'South Pacific'.
Interesting choice! Lively.
- Savannah Haze
Not entirely dissimilar to this month's
"We'll Be Together Again"
B.K.'s uncle passed last Friday,
a glimpse of weathered and wellworn love from right before.
I guess it's fitting that this work was submitted during
the Dog Days of August.
A Little Sip of Me
Sassy little number!
A Coach's Advice
Two by Varda.
The first is tiny little work, roughly based on a Haiku I brought to the Blender Board for workshopping, the second, a take on the familiar story of
giving romantic advice.
Excellent summer poem.
A favorite quote
- Robert Frost
Submitted by Jon...nice to see a different set of "three words" around here.
- Bridget O
A lot of attitude, and some wisdom.
BETWEEN THE LINES: Hallmark Style
- Maggie Mink aka RennieLorca.
One greeting card, one and a half stories.
Little slice of life. The topic always brings me dangerously close to
about hanging out with M. on the stony beach looking at
the shooting starts, 'til her dad came out...we had no idea it was 3am.
(Whoops, did I say "close"?)
Selections from the K & R Carousel
Selections from the e-mail of a college relationship.
Heart on Sleeve Corner
432 more heartsongs sent to the Blender last month.
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