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Welcome to the dog days of summer (Are you Sirius?) at the Blender of Love!

July was another hot (get it) month for poetry, with many July 4th-themed submissions, as well as other works that captured the steam of the season.

Hope your summer is going well -- I'm off to the family vacation homestead on the Jersey Shore with my gal Amber -- and that you read the great stuff here and maybe get inspired to send in some sentiment of your own!

As always, read and enjoy!
--Kirk, Blender-Keeper     

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50 more heartsongs sent to the Blender last month.

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Kirk in Japan
Nothing is more important than that you see and love the beauty that is right in front of you, or else you will have no defense against the ugliness that will hem you in and come at you in so many ways.
--Neal Stephenson, "Anathem"
front page picks

Summer Rain - ladyinwaiting
Fantastic seasonal piece!

Need the Eggs - Woody Allen
Great line from a classic movie

I ain't nothin' - spanish johnny
This reminds me of this Mr. Rogers quote.

True Blue Love Rations - B.K.
Old fashioned love song... mostly I just dug the flowers and the blue behind... plus I appreciate the housewarming sentiment for me and my sweetie!

Come Back - Star of David
Thinking wishfully.

The Flowers - Laurel Ahlfeld
LA story.

Reaching - Just L
Worth a sent.

wishing impossible things - i'm just him
Return to the old ijh twist pattern.

Stranded - RebeccaBeth_88
Sweetly reticent poem.

Dandelions - RebeccaBeth_88
This work didn't grab me until the remarkable final line.

Haunted - Belinda
A lot of nice detail in this ghost story.

... staying gone ... - Jane Doe
Not 100% sure I get his but I like its texture.

Summernight Magic - Ria / FalconRia
Nostalgic little work. Man. Nostalgia for the Halcyonic Late 90s...

Vanesa - Edmundo Daudi
The symmetry and off the cuff nature of this really works.

Stay - Tonya Ogbin
This is a really beautiful line.

from "Anathem" - Neal Stephenson
This month's top of the page quote.