two rubberbands overlapping each other on top of a scribbled page of poetry
this is romance         --The Guppy
Blender of Love Digest November 1999

"Avant moi, le deluge!"

Before me, the flood! Many poems were submitted last month-- and many were excellent.

I apologize for the delay at the begining of this month. I'd like to blame it on the fact that I'm teaching myself to touchtype, or on moving the site to a new webhost, or on a crunch at work. So I will.

But the blender is digest here now, for your reading enjoyment. This month I ramble on intimate apparel for men-- may I be a Boxer wearing man 'til I die.

Recommending you don't think too much about that,

Kirk, Blender-Keeper

Front Page Picks
practical application By ashley.
An incredibly cute combination of young love and romance.
when i can't concentrate By erin.
This work has a really nice pacing.
Angel Man
Two by Madison []. The first was resubmitted at my request, I'm not sure how I missed it the first time through. The second talks about mimosas.
My Heart Grows Fonder By
This piece strikes me as deeply ironic, though I'm not sure if that was the author's intention.
Two by mEg. Two poems, two men. The first is one of the best correspondance submissions the Blender has received, and it quotes a terrific Auden poem. The second is a meditation on the F.A.F.
Where I first fell in love near a glacier in Alaska By
This piece was added back in July when I first started moving to the new site. I'd like to see mor eprose pieces like this. "In the meadow I held her and she dug her nails into my arms like roots into the ground."
A Friendly Shag
union of the FAKE
By Misti Velvet Rainwater. MVR and The Guppy seemed to be in a posting contest this month... then again, Misti has never been at a loss for (written) words.
cinderella By sinneD.
Another "test" piece from July- I hope I'm not out of line posting these. This one hs a lot of charm.
Then We Lost By Kirk, Blender-Keeper.
An immodest pick, a continuation of my mission to figure out the place of past romance.
Soul By Beth
Poems this mystical don't usually catch my eye as "front page picks", but the concluding line of this piece makes it all worthwhle.
love in a line
Two by The Guppy, one of the more prolific posters this month. (You've already seen the second one.)
Kiss Without a Body Submitted by kate.
Quotation from Tess Galagher's "Kiss Without a body", included in "Portable Kisses"
so By star69.
A very human piece.
Nichka By Calypso createld@hotmail.
I'm knocked over by the beauty of this one, and then the final two lines finish the job.
how to fly By misty.
Only tangentally romance related, but sometimes tangents can be the most fun.
I'm Taken By julie.
Julie has language bending to her will...
Appetite By Art Dog
So evocative, you can practically smell this one. In a good way.
Heart on Sleeve Corner
All the remaining heartsongs sent to the Blender last month.

Ramble Regarding Romance
Boxers v. Briefs: an eternal cycle?
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