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Sunday, September 19, 2010

Sunday News Flash... (and a little rumor on the side)

This Sunday, we will feature two poetry news stories from around the world, mainly Ukraine and Australia. Read on, and find out what the world out there is doing to promote their culture and poetry. As a diverse communicaty of poets, it is with pride that I present these two new stories because it only shows that all around the world, people are proud of their literary masterpieces. To even out the day, I also chose one funny poem to lighten up everybody's mood. Hope you all have fun and enjoy your weekends, friends.. :)

With love,

Ukrainian Poetry. The third All-Ukrainian Festival of Russian poetry and culture was held in Odesa on Friday, September 17. The event was organized by Oleg Borushko, the famous organizer of Pushkin, the largest International Forum of Poetry in Great Britain. The main events included the All-Ukrainian Tournament of poets, Tournament of Ironical Poetry, Children's Tournament of Poets, and much more. This event is a very good example of one colorful culture coming together to celebrate their culture and their poetry in different aspects.

Source: Ukrainians.ca

Poetry Overload. Overload Poetry Inc, was founded in 2002 by Steven Smart and the late Sandon McLeod. Its missionwas to bring Melbourne's poetry community in public view through an annual festival. Over time, it has grown and succeeded into a 16-day festival that showcases the best poets from Australia and even overseas.We are celebrating their Festival this week. The festival runs from September 10 - 19, which ends with Overlaod Awards. You may check the events program in their official website.

Website: Overload Poetry

Wine and Water
by: GK Chesterton

Old Noah he had an ostrich farm and fowls on the largest scale,
He ate his egg with a ladle in a egg-cup big as a pail,
And the soup he took was Elephant Soup and fish he took was Whale,
But they all were small to the cellar he took when he set out to sail,
And Noah he often said to his wife when he sat down to dine,
"I don't care where the water goes if it doesn't get into the wine."
The cataract of the cliff of heaven fell blinding off the brink
As if it would wash the stars away as suds go down a sink,
The seven heavens came roaring down for the throats of hell to drink,
And Noah he cocked his eye and said, "It looks like rain, I think,
The water has drowned the Matterhorn as deep as a Mendip mine,
But I don't care where the water goes if it doesn't get into the wine."
But Noah he sinned, and we have sinned; on tipsy feet we trod,
Till a great big black teetotaller was sent to us for a rod,
And you can't get wine at a P.S.A., or chapel, or Eisteddfod,
For the Curse of Water has come again because of the wrath of God,
And water is on the Bishop's board and the Higher Thinker's shrine,
But I don't care where the water goes if it doesn't get into the wine.


Rajlakshmi said...

interesting information on poetry...
will check out the links

Jingle said...

fun information!

Jingle said...

Thanks for the showcase.
Glad to learn about those poetry....

Happy Sunday!

TALON said...

Thank you so much, Jamie. It was great to read Chesterton again...I haven't read any of his work in a while.

JamieDedes said...

Thank you, Isabelle! Fine choice of news stories ... and one of my loves, Chesterton! How wonderful to see him here.

Happy Pot Luck this week!


ishabelle said...

Hey Jamie,

glad you liked the poem I chose.... that was really the difficult part of the post... :)