Swerving into the Holidays
It's getting to be that time of year ago, the first Thanksgiving
and Christmas of the 2000s. The Love Blender will be here for
all your holiday needs, so long as they mostly involve, you know,
romantic poetry and prose, and the miscellaneous painting...
An excellent book in this month's Featured Artist Review,
some excellent prose, poetry, and paintings this month,
as well as a new opportunity for writers to see Geneva as
they practice up their craft...
If you're thinking about getting serious about writing
and think you'd like to see Europe,
consider signing up for
Hard Work, Hard Writing, Week Long Writing Work Out.
It's being led by D-L Nelson, a friend of my family's,
and an excellent writer, and is taking place in Geneva,
Switzerland. Check it out.
Front Page Picks
- A Little Sweet Sadness
By Mr. Blue.
Submitted by Kirk, Blender-Keeper.
A beautiful melancholy autumn piece from Garrison Keillor's
- afloat on the pacific....
Another submission from our groundbreaking artist...
- Big Girls Don't Cry
...and another combination of picture and words.
I really like the use of light and dark in the image.
A sweet small piece with an odd little transition.
- By Way of an Apology
By twinky (email@example.com).
I'm intrigued by the idea of poetry that resists being read aloud.
- flap and purge
By the guppy.
Guppy's one of the most consistent regulars here.
(Consistency's definition subject to Kirk's whims,
like so much else on this site...)
- "...girls first..."
By Briana Kassia.
- DON'T SPEAK ... Hold Me!
By Rennie Lorca.
Another very "consistent" author...
- "a forever"...
Strange isolated prose scene.
- Small Boats on Travis
By Madison [firstname.lastname@example.org].
A highly readable blend of poetry and prose.
- Where Kisses Go
By BK, email@example.com.
Another blend: this time, a playful sense of the moment with references
to a cultural past.
- love lies...
- it's like fallin' off a
Two by Angel firstname.lastname@example.org.
The first is "a pun for fun" in Angel's own words,
the second gives me vertigo.
By Tom Robbins.
Submitted by email@example.com.
a few lines from "Half Asleep in Frog Pajamas"
- Becky Cut Her Hair
- I've lived through the scenario Riggs relates, which seems odd,
because in general I like short hair.
Heart on Sleeve Corner
618 heartsongs sent to the Blender last month, and from the end of September