"Love does not begin and end the way we seem to think it does.
Love is a battle, love is a war; love is a growing up."
--James A. Baldwin

"It will make you feel young again" --The New Yorker
  < march 2007 >
Welcome to the March Blender of Love!

The new DST change gives many of us one fewer hour but more daylight to enjoy the Blend... I don't care about the "energy savings", it's an hour more of light after work and before bedtime that I dig.

This month's feature is the Blender-Keeper's adventure in "speed dating". It was kind of like a playground carousel; cool, fun, and fast, but I didn't actually end up going anywhere.

Another fine month for poetry and prose here on the Blender, so as always, read and enjoy!
--Kirk, Blender-Keeper     

the last lines were mine - lilla
I thought that this was one of the most moving pieces submitted last month.

quilt of my life - darwin
Tribute to a past love. This kind of thing always seems especially poignant.

Packet of Letters - Louise Bogan
From Slate.com's Valentine's anthology.

to burn... - it dosent matter
There's just something about a poem that uses "lol" and "'tis" on the same line.

Is It Because I Lied When I Was Seventeen?
An Ambush of Air
Two by Ali. I especially appreciated the dark undertones of the crow in the second work.

The hour
Two by not*about*you, including more on the crow figure.

A Man Calls His Lover - chris
Another desert slice-of-life.

Knight Of The Night - rennielorca
I should confess I don't know if she's makig up vocabulary, but the sound of it works for her.

Candles, Poetry and Lies - j. Knipp
Some interesting metaphors in a case of "willfully mistaken identity".

I'll Stay - JD
Written "from a friend's perspective" -- that's probably a worthwhile exercise, try to get out of your head into another viewpoint.

maybe i'll sleep (when your pictures down) - i'm just him
I just like the line "till my eyes are as heavy as pillow sheets with bricks in it".

Becoming a Machine - cj king / hairdiva
I love the dark power of dream logic.

Alternate endings... - Abogada / abogadalbny
On paths.

The Travelling Magician - perception
The magician as the little bird.

Blender Feature Ramble
Kirk's 8-minute-dating adventure!

Heart on Sleeve Corner
142 more heartsongs sent to the Blender last month.

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