Another new year at the Blender of Love!
I've been dating a Russian gal for some time now... Year of government mandated atheism
has led the Russians to focus on New Year's as their main gift-giving holiday. I think that's pretty cool, a holiday anyone who shares our calendar can get
behind...but I'm still having to teach her about the whole kiss-at-midnight thing.
Another fine month of works ended 2005, and some of the best
is gracing our front page. Also there's a small Ramble for your hopeful enjoyment,
a Sophomoric Philisophical Bull Session of the Moment that I actually cribbed from my personal site. But....I added a heart cartoon, so obviously that makes it
worth checking out.
As always, read and enjoy!
the stars are beautiful, but the sky is vast and empty
- Bernie Taupin and iammyself
A wrinkle time, a nod to the Trekkers.. One of my favorite titles for a work this month.
The old story of jealousy of the past, no matter how could the present might be.
Wrestling the Grizzly
It ain't the nature channel but it's still a nice work.
Beautiful, Invisible You
- Star of David
Melancholy work....the title makes me think. With beauty being often regarded as a visual characteristic, is it kind of one of those "Invisible Pink Unicorn, how do you know it's pink" situations?
and now you're asking me to save the date
I'd say this is a case of mourning the loss of what-ifs and mighta-beens.
brian eno and desert night
Meditation from an arid land.
trail of kisses
"crumbs of seduction"
- j. knipp
Moon, June, Spoon...well, not really. Fine brief prose piece.
an epiphany with a caveat
A close shave.
ghost of christmas past
I guess Christmas memories can be haunting when they're just memories.
That Kiss Turned Everything All Serious, Didn't It?
My other favorite title for a work this month.
perfect plan went wrong
- i'm just him
So often I'l read a work by ijm and start thinking "not bad...maybe a little trite" only to be totally knocked over by the last line or two.
He's really the O Henry of little wistful romantic poems.
Bad for your teeth.
Listen: How to be a Poet
Submitted by iammyself.
Sometimes I think starting a stanza "Listen" is one of the best little...well, not quite gimmicks, but tools to be used from time to time from a poet's toolbox.
Disappearing Wishes(For a Gift)
- Marshall Hann
Submitted by blessed23.
More good use of asides and clarifications.
- Duke Kiowa
"Dire Straights of Rebates". A little fun with tone and rhymes.
Ink on skin. Bumping off of Duke Kiowa's work.
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