May Day and More
Welcome to the May Edition of the Blender of Love
Digest - the last May of those roarin' 1900s...
Due to time pressures, I'm tweaking the format
of the editorial content of this digest. Instead
of separate rambles and reviews, there will now
be a single "Ramble Regarding Romance" piece.
Some months this may involve a review, some months
it may just be Kirk nattering away. If a storm of
protest rises up against this decision I may reconsider,
but for the time being that's the way it's gonna be.
But, despite my slacking on the review front, I will
not shirk in my other editorial duties. This month
has a slew of great poems, as well as a host of other
good works on Heart on Sleeve corner.
Front Page Picks
- My Heart By Rennie Lorca. [Lorca@bigfoot.com]
A piece, tiny in size but not in effect, by an artist who has been
occasionally posting to the Blender for a long time.
- The Call By X.
A complex braid of words by another artist who usually prefers to
create short, pointed works.
- i'll ask you once By erin.
Erin caught a very real, dangerous mood, when romances collide.
- Sirens' song
- By frontman_ph (firstname.lastname@example.org).
From a new contributor to the site. These two works
explore the destructive potential of romance.
- The Rooftop By Jenna Holland
A sweet slice-of-life.
- one thousand cups of coffee By Kirk, blender-keeper.
An immodestly-selected 4-line work.
- Remembering By Mandy (email@example.com).
Described as "Driving home and thinkin..."
- miss communication ? By alison.
Another facet of romance that isn't happening.
- Muse (for Jase) By J.S..
A personal tribute of sorts.
- dubious arrangement By Misti Velvet Rainwater.
MVR has firmly set out a poetic landscape of the darker side of romance
and this poem is a good example of that.
- crap check By kevin urenda, firstname.lastname@example.org.
A skillfully wielded metaphor.
- On Bended Knee
Submitted by Angel email@example.com.
A sweetly unguarded piece.
- Bookstore By Madison.
I'm not entirely sure what to make of this work, but that
ambiguity is often the sign of good poetry.
Heart on Sleeve Corner
- All the remaining heartsongs sent to the Blender last month.