Thanks for stopping by the December Blender!
It's the holiday season again. Great for people
in love, a little rough on those on their own.
But no matter what things are like, it's worth
working to have a good time 'round 'bout the
season. If nothing else, enjoy the eggnog.
(Guilty Seasonal Pleasure: McDonald's eggnog
shakes. Don't know why, don't know how, but
these things always make me feel like whistling
Another great selection of poems and prose
in the Digest this month. Soon I should be
setting up that survey as discussed
on the Blender Board, 1/3 to find out who
the Blender audience is, 2/3 to find out what
you guys want more or less of every month.
So dig in, enjoy, and save a snowball for me.
(Unless you live in a place that doesn't get
snow. In that case, save a blade of grass--
I forget what they look like.)
- On Meeting - By katgrs (for her love)
- This poem really stands out, it captures the rhythm of
two different eras with superb grace.
- What the Heart Says /
- By j greer.
- The first work reminds of my favorite Satchmo line, "I see friends
shaking hands / saying how do you do / they're really saying /
I love you...". The second consists of two lines that Greer thought
needed more, but other Blender readers disagree.
- To Sleep - By Kirk, Blender Keeper.
Another of my love bite series, this one a little more mellow than some.
- fascination /
- By mels <firstname.lastname@example.org>
What holds our attention most, and then the messages we send to each other.
- seldom the same - By keoni aledo <email@example.com>
A piece that Keoni has already set to music. Many of the lines are real knock-outs.
- Mi Cante Jondo / A Song from my Heart - By Carlos
- Some original poetry for Carlos' bride, and the author's translation of the same
piece into English.
- Dive on In /
- Three by Misti Velvet Rainwater. MVR seems to be
setting up her own poetic realm of a lot of pain;
'Dive On In' was described by the author as being
a study in masochism. There are several more of her
works in Heart on Sleeve corner.
- Symbols of Love - By Sabrina
- Should be a lyric. One of the best 'catalog'-poem I've seen here.
- blue - By cath, Submitted by firstname.lastname@example.org
An excellent example of 'Love on the Net' with a good use of rhyme and rhythm.
Heart on Sleeve Corner
- All the remaining heartsongs sent to the Blender last month.