In the USA, it's time for fireworks to puncuate the
summer heat (and spook the rain clouds
away from the Northeast and down to Florida, where
they're needed.) Fireworks here on the Blender as
well, with 3 or 4 works that absolutely spark.
Besides the usual collection of works, we have the
regular "Blender Board" (with some aftershocks from
last month's tempers) and a ramble in a slightly
So enjoy the Blender, eat ice cream and watermelon,
find summer romance,
and wear sunscreen!
- Daisy Love - By Kirk, Blender-Keeper
- I'm sneaking in this month's ramble as a
front page pick because I think it might appeal
to people who don't like the usual essay...
- The Albatross - By Rennie Lorca
- Another one of Rennie Lorca's imagery laden short works.
- Hello - By Sweety
- A good use of linebreaks breaks the rhythm of
this sharp prosepoem, echoing the feeling of the narrator.
- Eternally Yours - By email@example.com.
- A nicely rhythmed work.
- It is You I Draw - By Nancy Lan-Jy Wang firstname.lastname@example.org
- Bringing the artworld in.
- heat - By leah
- Lives up to its title... and even more heat from the emotional friction in it.
- best kept secret - By L. Leslie Shields,
Submitted by email@example.com.
Charles Bukowski said
"Sexual intercourse is kicking death in the a** while singing" and this
poem reflects that.
- deep-sea diving - By alison
- Struggling with loss, and possibly winning.
- The Caramels By (Chen Zhao) Esmerel@hotmail.com.
A longer prose piece-- excerpt: "I remember asking him, for whatever reason, how he would feel if I slipped and fell down
the hill to my doom. He replied that he would feel like following me." Beautiful.
Three by L. Penney, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Forever in Your Arms
- The sexiest and most romantic twelve words I've ever read.
- I told you I'd love you forever
- Humorous light piece, but brings up a point about eternal love.
- Being first myself, second your own
- Remarkable use of language-- few works with a message manage to handle
themselves with such grace.
Heart on Sleeve Corner
- All the remaining heartsongs sent to the Blender last month.