"Love is like skin, Vera: It's a beautiful thing provided you don't examine it under a microscope."
--Dan Savage, "Savage Love"
Blender of Love Digest May 2000

May Day!

Another fine month, another fine digest.

A nice mix of familiar and new voices on the Front Page picks...

Plus something new: a guest Ramble... no longer will it just be Kirk spouting off...instead, lots of new and exciting people will be spouting off! Woo hoo!

--Kirk, Blender-Keeper

Front Page Picks
"Hi--" By Kirk, Blender-Keeper.
...on a conspiratorial, perplexed way of saying "Hi"
In Verse By Toklas.
Inspired by the previous work; plays on the idea of an "Inverse" relationhip between the trueness of feeling and the writing it spurs.
Lost Lagoon By Toklas.
Another by Toklas.
Prairie Storm
The Man and the Mermaid
Two by Calypso. Even the name "Calypso" reflects a link between the natural and the supernatural.
In the Forest
I Love a Woman
Two by mojave. I feel that these also explore that natural/mystical territory.
The Hiding Place By oneg.
An excellent use of a "torrent of words" technique.
Fish With No Names By Misti Velvet Rainwater.
"Written while drunk on cheap wine"
our movie By Braeden .
Simplicity works.
The Chaos Of My Day By Gala.
I think this one taps into the existential crises I've been having lately...
Driven love By billie lee.
I think this might have been cleaner without the final 2 lines, still, a charged work.
sidewalk chalk By sarah iristakeroot@aol.com.
A nicely concrete image to end this month's Front Page Picks with.
Heart on Sleeve Corner
All the remaining heartsongs sent to the Blender last month.

Ramble Regarding Romance
Our first Guest Ramble! By Enigma, (a more familiar voice than it sounds): "Everything I learned about Marriage, I learned from my Mistress"
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