"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,
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 [firstname.lastname@example.org]. 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 Debra654@aol.com.
This piece strikes me as deeply ironic, though I'm not sure if that was the
- 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 Jlorenz@saber.net.
- 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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 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.