Labor of Love Day
It's labor day, the fourth one that the Love Blender's been around.
Crazy, in school terms, that's a college undergraduate career. Strange
to think of, school years are a milestone you miss, and the challenge
is to keep growing and developing, in thought and art and hope and
faith and charity...
Ok, enough rambling. August was a good month for poems, plus we have
the results of Gala's Summer Contest to boot.
Plus, a special opportunity for women writers...a book editor
is making a collection of women's Poison Pen Letters (tentatively titled "Hell Hath No Fury"), you can
send yours in for possible publication, here are the details. (Note that while she mentions the letters need not have been sent I think she isn't looking for works of fiction per se.)
Front Page Picks
- Yowza. Great, tight wordplay and imagery.
- A good poem, an interesting format.
By Misti Lake,
Submitted by Misti.
- A response to a project greenlight challenge...the idea is to work a certain list of things into a story.
Usually the results feel really contrived, but this one works.
An Undying DReAm
By distant moon.
- I like this work for its...peculiarities
one in the pod
By the guppy.
Always good to see the guppy.
- What not to do.
BK's Hog Wild Harley Ride
- I don't like Hog Harleys that take such glee in make such amounts of
backfiring mechanical-fart noise, but I can still see where this poem is coming from.
- From a journal entry, nice slice of life.
By Mr. Kelsch (My English/Speech teacher),
Submitted by blue sky to your clouds.
- A teacher's note in a student's yearbook, also this month's top-page quote.
A message of earth faith.
Poor Charlie Brown
- A view of an almost archetypical scene. (But what I wonder about, what about the cases where Lucy warns Charlie Brown, and he runs anyway?)
Oedipus Cried, Jocasta Died
By TJ Holland.
By TJ Holland.
- A view of time, I was impressed by the form.
- This work has an elegant close.
- Measuring the distance.
- Ambiguous dream.
Bit of Life
- Sleepy summer romance. Maybe not so sleepy.
- I don't know why, but something about the puncuation
of the last two lines gives me shivers.
Heart on Sleeve Corner
- 535 heartsongs sent to the Blender last month.