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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Review Tuesdays - Sharmishtha Basu’s Poetries


If I say that I took six hours to review about a poet completely, will you people accept that? If you don’t I am here to say why I took six hours to review about this wonderful poet whose space says that is her properties, I mean the amateur properties, “Sharmishtha Basu's poetries”, a wonderful writer Trisha (pen name, also as agnitrisha, suryagni) from Kolkatta, India owns this main blog, “Sharmishtha Basu’s Poetries


About The Author:

Trisha is from Kolkatta, India, a creative blogger by passion who shares her thoughts, amateur sketches and more. In her space, she says that “Introduce Yourself” is a dreadful question to answer. Her response reveals that she is a person who loves to share her thoughts, as writing being her interest, love for the the smile on a baby’s face, flowers on the garden, beautiful cloud patterns, colorful butterflies, music, friends and everything that is the symbol of beauty. She has been writing in MSN for almost two years after which she started several blogs.

To name a few,

http://magicthought.wordpress.com/ for Stories
http://mydomainpvt.wordpress.com/ for Poetries (Main blog)
http://mycybernovels.wordpress.com/ for Novels & Musings.

You can check her profile to learn about her huge list of blogs,

Profile Name: Suryagni
Link: http://www.blogger.com/profile/05860766306146316164

Profile Name: AgniTrisha
Link: http://www.blogger.com/profile/00744835805800047236

Profile Name: thoughts
Link: http://www.blogger.com/profile/11502672508025496447


About The Blog:



It looks very cool with cute baby’s photos, nice colors and her wonderful works. Her blog consists of five pages, ABOUT (where she describes about her.), AWARDS (where she displays the friendship awards), AWARDS FOR ME (where she displays the awards meant for her), FREE SOUL & THOUGHTS WORDS. As per the site archives he pens down right from January 2009.


About The Poetry:

It is a unique world composed of thoughtful messages from this wonderful writer. She is definitely unique as she has a power with the words she pens down. If you read her works you can find the innocence behind it, cuteness and truthful to this world. I can’t pick a flower from a bouquet the same is her blog as she is such a talented and enthusiastic blogger from India. Her contribution towards Thursday Poetry Rally are awesome numbers. If you have not stop by her blog, do stop by now and enjoy her wonderful works.


Suggestions:

I feel that she should add more number of good available widgets, enable sharing in Social Websites (PS: I have read that you don’t like to share in Social Networking but it is good to share.), also create a Twitter and FB account for her blog.


Special Words:

As a fellow blogger, I love the way she encourages her fellow bloggers through her wonderful feedback. In addition, she create many awards for contributing to Thursday Poets Rally and Poetry Potluck.

PS: I read all your blogs they are truly amazing…


About Me:

Friends, this is Someone Is Special, the author of Few Miles, hosting Tuesday Reviews with Leo(Leonnyes) of I Rhyme Without Reason. Do stop by “Sharmishtha Basu’s Poetries” and enjoy her wonderful creations. Have fun! Jingle Poetry Rocks!


Sunday, November 28, 2010

POETRY POTLUCK - Nature: Plants, Creatures and the Cosmos

Sunday's gone... So naturally, it's Monday!!! Time for Poetry Potluck!!!!


Hello and WELCOME back to yet another beautiful week of Poetry Potluck!!!

We (Amanda and Kavita) are as pleased as ever to welcome you here... This week, let's observe and cherish our lovely mother Nature: Plants, Creatures and the Cosmos!!

Register yourself (with your name and the link to your potluck entry) using InLinkz below, and leave a comment with a pointer to your post! It would be great if you could link back to us on your blog!!! Once you are done with this, visit other participants (at least 6), read their entries, comment, AND ENJOY!!!   Of course, you can always submit any poem of your choice as well...

Remember: Every week, InLinkz will be up on Sunday, at 8pm (CST), and will stay open till Wednesday, 8am (CST). So you will have 60 hours to share your poem with us...COOL huh?!! Also, if you aren't new to Poetry Potluck, please note that we may not send you weekly reminders. So, it would be awesome if you could add us to your Blogroll or Favorites, so that you can stay updated with the happenings on our site!! :))

Flash Forward!! After a naturally satisfying week, we shall delve deeper into our Dreams, Visions and Reveries... But that's next week!!! So you'll have an entire week to prepare your poem for this theme.. :) And if you are unable to submit a poem ON the theme, relax... Send in an older poem you would love to share with us...

And now, LET'S GET STARTED with this week's potluck!!!! Enjoy the VIDEO here and dive into the oceans, and soak up nature's deliciousness!!! Thanks for joining in and supporting your fellow poets here at OUR favorite Poetry Potluck!!!


video

Purpose



Illuminated by starry sky
Grounded by grass at my feet
I can’t help but wonder why
The truth of nature is discreet

I often try to outrun the wind
Or prophesy age by rings of trees
But I always end where I begin
for not all is measured in degrees

I swim the rivers wide and deep
And leave my tracks in ivory snow
I scribble in the sand when I sleep
And when I wake I still don’t know

I hear it not in faint whispers in wind
Nor in coyote howl or lion roar
I look high and low, round every bend
Nor do I salvage it in ancestral lore

Brown plume of ash and rising steam
That dusted forth upon the dawn of time
Has not fossilized enough for me to glean
The answers I await, that one cosmic sign

And so I continue to wonder why I am here
I’ll stretch and search until the flames die down,
Until the tingling of my soul is no longer fear,
Until the intention of my being has been found

So I pause between milky way and milky weed
anticipating alignment and synchronicity that say
It is right here, all that you ever want or need,
resting in every moment between dusk and rising day

It slumbers within mountains, rivers, and plains
It is the sacred secret that vibrates in every bone
Beneath all that’s left of time’s charred remains,
The answer lurks, an ancient hymn written in stone

By Susan Payne
You may visit Suzi here @  suzicatepoetry
Thank you so much, Suzi!!!










SUNDAY RALLY DISPATCH, 11/28/2010

Sunday Rally Dispatch is a collection of news updates of interest to our poet-blogger community members.  Your contributions from your area of the world or your interests are welcome. Please forward them to Jamie Dedes at jamiededes@rocketmail.com. Contributions are subject to editorial discretion and space constraints. Feedback welcome.



ON THIS DAY: In 1757 the renowned English poet, artist and printer, William Blake was born. “Blake was a nonconformist who associated with some of the leading radical thinkers of his day, such as Thomas Paine and Mary Wollstonecraft. In defiance of 18th-century neoclassical conventions, he preferred imagination over reason in the creation of both his poetry and images, asserting that ideal forms should be constructed not from observations of nature but from inner visions. He declared in one poem, 'I must create a system or be enslaved by another man’s.'" MORE


NEW WEBSITE: Richard North, ArtsWebShow, announces a new website to complement his blog. The Culture Spotlight is intended to "shine the light on the creative world. Richard's stated aim is to develop a community based around creativity. He says, "Whatever media you work in, there is a place for you here." Stop by, visit, see what it's all about.




LOVELY ANNIE: Annie's short poem, Portrait of a Lady, has been picked up by the online poetry publication, Four & Twenty. Annie's blog is Lovely, Life on the Inside.
She sits, holding the ivory
hand of her own darkness
with hair that moves like 
fingers through fields of seaweed. 


JINGLE POETRY ANNOUNCES NEW COMMUNITY OUTREACH PERSON: Blaga Tordorova has volunteered for this important position, Community Consultant Assistant. She’ll be visiting blogs and inviting poet-bloggers to or reminding them about Monday's Poetry Potluck. She partners with Olivia on this.

Our Blaga was born in Bulgaria. She's been living in Greece for the last ten years. She writes beautifully in her third language, English. She says she loves both the language and the literature. Blaga is currently studying Arabic as well, enjoys classical music, and likes to travel. She dreams of going back to visit Egypt, and she'd like to Spain and Latin America. 

Blaga says, "I believe that sometimes all we need is few words said from the right person, at the right time, with the right attitude!” She writes a lot of right words with a lot of good attitude. Her often romantic poetry has been enchanting JP community members for some months at her site. Yesterday, she posted a poetic homage to JP friends call Strangers. Link HERE to read the poem. Blaga's site is Scent of My Heart.


BOOKS BY OUR COMMUNITY MEMBERS: 
    [INTER] NATIONAL NOVEL WRITING MONTH: November is the month when intrepid writers of all ages from around the world take on the challenge of writing a 50,000 word draft novel.  Quite a number of JP community members registered for the event. The following competed ahead of schedule.
    • Marilynn Mair (she did hers in decima) ... and her brother Ian Mair who wrote 56,000 prose words
    • Olivia, who immediately went out to celebrate
    • Kristin Haskill, who is continuing on to meet her personal goal of 100,000 words
    • Jamie Dedes, who fell in love with her character


      THE WORLD OF JINGLE POETRY:
      • Monday Poetry Potluck will go up here today at 8 p.m. Central Time tonight. Come to read only or to read and link in your own poem or poems. InLinky will be open for sixty hours. 
      • Thursday Poets Rally, #34 will run from December 2-8, 2010. Jingle announced on her SITE that details will post on December 1, 2010.


        Please send your announcements of events, books publication, new blogs, memes or events of interest in our country or region to
        Jamie Dedes, jamiededes@rocketmail.com.
        Thank you!


        Friday, November 26, 2010

        POEM OF THE WEEK: Week 11

        Another wonderful potluck of fabulous poems shared on Poetry Potluck and thank you to all the fine poets for sharing your work. As always, there are poems that just linger and stay with you and this week the poem, "Twisted Thoughts" by Kris Lee of fiveloaf blog struck a chord. Elegant, cleanly crafted, and thought provoking.




        Twisted Thoughts

        more truth
        brings darkness
        to light

        .

        more light
        brings truth
        to darkness

        .

        more darkness
        brings light
        to truth


        twisted thoughts
        tires the mind
        try believing..


        Kris Lee © 2010

        To read more of Kris Lee's fabulous writing, please visit his blog fiveloaf.

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        Looking forward to another amazing Potluck next week. To those who celebrated Thanksgiving this week, I hope it was a beautiful one.

        Talon
        Bill Cook


        Tuesday, November 23, 2010

        Meet The Poet Wednesdays

        Meet the Poet on Wednesday

        Get to know more about our fellow wonderful poet and his/her work right here at Jingle Poetry!

        Greetings!

        Welcome to this wonderful Wednesday at Jingle Poetry. It's time to brush shoulders with the poetic elite!Christopher L. Jones, will be hosting Jingle Poetry's phenomenal Meet the Poet Wednesday this week. We will be interviewing a different poet every week. Now...It's time to Meet The Poet!

        Ms. Peaches




        Will you tell us a little about yourself?

        I’m an extremely passionate person. I love to sing, write and I’m an avid reader. I’m very passionate about the legal profession and hope to one day advance from my career as a paralegal. I love working in the community and dream to have my own girls’ home. I also love to cook.

        Please tell us about your blog, and what it means to you.

        Peach Pit Propaganda is mostly poetry but here and there you’ll find journal like entries and guest blog postings and sometimes just randomness. My blog is a good depiction of the many passions I sometimes FEEL.

        You can find Ms. Peaches blog here:

        http://peachpitproduction.wordpress.com/


        Can you remember writing your first poem? Can you tell us a little about it?

        Yes I can – but I only remember that it was in grade school and that it was a haiku we had just learned about them and I was very excited.

        Will you give us some insight into your style of writing, or the style/form you prefer.

        I’m not so sure that I necessarily have a particular style of writing that I prefer…I write what I feel—If I’m passionate about it then I can express it with a “natural” flow – so to speak- I do like for my poems to be rhythmic though—it just makes me feel good inside and creates a melody of words.

        Are there any styles of poetry you find difficult or annoying, and why?

        I’m not so great at haiku’s they are just weird to me – I’m never sure if I’ve done it right.

        Do you write more than just poetry?

        Yes, I write songs too – not in music form. Though one day I’d like to know how to write actual music and I aspire to write a book or two.

        What poem, written by you, do you like the most, and why?

        “Finding Love” because it’s about love and every word that I used is either a synonym or definition/description of a synonym and the rhythm is just beautiful and in tune with the emotion I was trying to express.

        Finding Love

        It’s the adoration, the adulation
        the pure appreciation, the amorous
        allegiance, oh, it’s truly a weakness,
        as this affection, this infatuation
        this regard that makes
        it wild for the tenderness,
        the zeal, the sensations,
        of devotion, the inclination,
        to the fondness, that it’s
        rapture relishes in, to
        respect this fidelity,
        to be so real, in delight, all the
        passion it feels, it’s ardency
        amity, its affection to the
        sentiment, that is profoundly
        tender to me
        it’s a feeling of warm deep affection
        that I need, it’s a requirement for
        an intensely amorous incident to occur
        to embrace or lock it in with
        a kiss, it’s more than just a wish
        it’s not just a passion with strong desire
        but an affectionate concern to
        never, not ever, to no extent
        not even 2 a degree, absolutely be…
        just understand it
        for it’s fact, yes it’s true
        not just something to apprehend clearly
        let it be with certainty
        Fixed in your mind let it create
        a memory, with a need to be seen
        because its no longer possessed or
        retained to be led astray, maybe
        turned away, bewildered to place
        around not even a familiar face,
        it missed the way, but here I’ll stay…
        waiting for love to be…


        http://peachpitproduction.wordpress.com/2010/08/20/finding-love/


        Do you have a favorite poet?

        It’s always hard for me to say I have favorites…I love Maya Angelou and Ntozake Shange.

        I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings is the 1969 autobiography about Maya Angelou's early years that is referred to as a coming-of-age story that illustrates how strength of character and a love of literature can help overcome racism and trauma. What specifically in the work do you identify with and why?

        I was able to feel her complete vulnerability and resilience -there was just so much strength despite the atrocity she experienced. While I don't share the same story as she does I share the strength from going through many trials and tribulations of my own as a child.

        Ntozake Shange is the american and playwright and poet best known for the play For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow isn't Enuf. There has been a lot of talk about the screen adaptation of her work and the ability of film to capature its true essence. Have you seen the film and what do you think of translating works from one medium to another?

        Yes, I have and I think that Tyler Perry did a wonderful job staying true to the essence of the original collection of poems. The movie was just as powerful as each poem in it's individual right - the only thing that didn't come across as strongly as maybe the original work is which color each woman is depicting. You know for sure the colors of two of the woman but you are left guessing on the rest. While in the play it's apparent which color belongs to whom.

        Do you have any mentors?

        No, I don’t.

        Do you have a favorite place to write? Are there certain emotions that inspire or trigger writing?

        Any emotion that I feel to one extreme or another inspires me…meaning if I’m feeling really happy, sad, hurt, etc. it makes me want to write to get the feelings out. Music also inspires me to write.

        What is your favorite type of music?

        I’m inevitably a Jazzy-R&B-Gospel driven kinda chick. If I can sing it I can love it.

        Your favorite book?

        Maya Angelou- I know Why the Caged Bird Sings.

        Do you have a favorite quote that inspires you or your writing?

        No I don’t.

        Any other creative passions?

        I sing and praise dance and cooking if that can be considered creative.

        If you could have dinner with any famous deceased person, who would it be, and where would you dine?

        Harriet Tubman—I would cook for her.

        Now, the final three "trademark" questions...If you had your own band:

        What would it be called? I do have a band – it’s called PhorseField BLACK – pronounced Horse not force

        What would be the title of the first album? “OuRevolution…STOP the press”

        What would the title of the first single be? “Age of Aquarius” (already produced)


        Review Tuesdays - The Zone

        When we write, we enter our own world. It is like we are in our own zone, where we can’t be disturbed. (I’m writing this, but I don’t know why she intended the “zone” in her name). Today, on Tuesday Reviews, I review a poet who’s known to many through Thursday Poets Rally and here through Potluck at times. Megzone is both blog name, and pen name at the space authored by Meghana, an Indian blogger.

        Who’s the gal behind the poetry?
        Meghana is a blogger from India. She’s a little of a lot of things, according to her introduction at the blog. She’s a little cute, a little alluring, a little innocent, a little devilish, a little mystic… she also says she has a little zeal, but I’d disagree. She has a lot of zeal. All those little things are part of her disposition; uniqueness and grace she says forms her core.

        The look of the Zone…



        The Megzone blog uses Spectrum, one of the recent updates to the Wordpress templates. Meghana has added a custom background, the light green color of which gives a nice soothing effect. She has used quite a lot of the widgets on offer, like recent posts and comments. In addition to that, she has also used the html widget to incorporate features like Flag Counter, Indiblogger Badge etc. There is also a subscription button which you can use to get email notification when she updates her blog.

        Poetic Zone:
        Meghana writes a lot of different styles of poetry, and at a very good frequency each month. The poetry is at times simple and simple in depth at times. Her free verse has a good flow to it, and rhyme as well. Many of her recent posts are haikus, and there has been a haiku about a haiku too. She's also into acrostics, sticking to the meaning of the theme quite well.

        Meghana has been writing poetry for a while now, and has over 250 posts. From her recent works, I'd suggest the post Rendezvous for reading. She writes from her heart, and her poems are filled with emotion. She writes well at almost every emotion, though fantasy seems to be quite popular among her choices. The poems at times exude a calm feeling.

        She writes for a variety of memes like Haiku Heights, Monday's Child, Thursday Poets Rally etc. Being a reader of her blog, I feel her poems for Monday's Child are easily her best works, the simple language and feeling she gives to them is exactly what a child might love to read. I think she writes good fiction too, but her focus is more on poetry than on prose.

        Suggestions:
        The template is fine, I think it is one of the better ones Wordpress has to offer. Do incorporate the Archive widget, and Tag Cloud into the sidebar. It'd be quite useful for readers to browse by category. I think you can get into more forms of poetry too because you seem to easily absorb the forms.  From the fiction I've read, you're quite capable of doing prose as well, so attempt them once in a while, if not often. Your frequency is not affecting the quality of posts, so good job.


        Who am I?

        I’m Leo; author of I Rhyme Without Reason, co-host of Review Tuesdays here at Jingle Poetry along with Someone is Special. Hope you enjoy reading about the blogs, and do go read them too. Megz, it was a pleasure to review your blog. I'll continue to read it regularly of course. Do let me know how you found it, or if I went wrong somewhere!




        Sunday, November 21, 2010

        POETRY POTLUCK - Magic & Miracles, Wonder & Wizardry

        It's M-M-M-M-Monday!!! Time for P-P-P-Poetry P-P-P-Potluck!!!!


        Hello and WELCOME back to yet another magical week of Poetry Potluck!!!

        We (Amanda and Kavita) are as pleased as ever to welcome you here... This week, let us flick our wands, cast a few spells and alight into a beautiful world of  Magic & Miracles, Wonder & Wizardry... poooooff!!

        Register yourself (with your name and the link to your potluck entry) using InLinkz below, and leave a comment with a pointer to your post! It would be great if you could link back to us on your blog!!! Once you are done with this, visit other participants (at least 6), read their entries, comment, AND ENJOY!!!   Of course, you can always submit any poem of your choice as well...

        Remember: Every week, InLinkz will be up on Sunday, at 8pm (CST), and will stay open till Wednesday, 8am (CST). So you will have 60 hours to share your poem with us...COOL huh?!! Also, if you aren't new to Poetry Potluck, please note that we may not send you weekly reminders. So, it would be awesome if you could add us to your Blogroll or Favorites, so that you can stay updated with the happenings on our site!! :))

        Flash Forward!! After an enchanting week, we thought of going natural!!! So the theme for next week will be "Nature: Plants, Creatures and the Cosmos"!!! You will have a week to prepare your poem on this theme.. :) And if you are unable to submit a poem fitting the theme, relax... Send in an older poem you would love to share with us...

        And now, LET'S GET STARTED with this week's potluck!!!! Enjoy the VIDEO here and let unleash the magical creative spirits!!! Thanks for joining in and supporting your fellow poets here at OUR favorite Poetry Potluck!!!


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        In the blink of an eye

        This life, a lucid trance
        With charms of night and day
        Potions of love and chance
        Leaving nothing more to say

        Glimpse of a shooting star
        Brings dreams back to form
        Wiping away the scar
        Making you snug and warm

        The fancy wishing well
        Is closer than you think
        Enchantment and a spell
        Are yours in just a wink

        Stop searching for the wand
        No wizard you will find
        Don't you look beyond
        Cuz magic's in your mind

        By yours truly (Kavita)!! :-)


        SUNDAY RALLY DISPATCH, 11/21/2010

        Sunday Rally Dispatch is a collection of news updates of interest to our poet-blogger community members.  Your contributions from your area of the world or your interests are welcome. Please forward them to Jamie Dedes at jamiededes@rocketmail.com. Contributions are subject to editorial discretion and space constraints. Feedback welcome.
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        SAY HELLO TO TEN JINGLE COMMUNITY POET-BLOGGERS: Given the international nature of our community and the number of pro-peace poems that are published among our members, we thought this would be of interest. World Hello Day is celebrated - unofficially - every year on November 21. The objective is to say hello to ten people . By greeting others, the message is for world leaders to use communication rather than force to settle conflicts.The event began in 1973 by Brian and Michael McCormack in response to the Yom Kippur War. Since then World Hello Day has been observed by people in 180 countries. So how about visiting ten of our blogs - any ten - to read and say “Hi”? You can use the links from last Monday’s Poetry Potluck on this site. Try visiting some blogs you haven't read before.
        CATCHING UP ON CINDY TAYLOR AND MARILYNN MAIR: In earlier editions of Dispatch we announced that Cindy had won Food Blogger of the Month from the South African BlaBla Blog. She’s now a regular item there. Marilynn just announced that her book on Brazilian music is published and on its way to distributors. Amazon has Marilynn & Paulo’s (her Brazilian collaborator) new Choro book listed for sale, for a discount. You can pre-order it here: Brazilian Choro – A Method for Mandolin. Kudos, Ladies!
        ENGAGING, ENTERTAINING, AND ENLIGHTENING: Heather Grace Stewart, a new member of the Jingle community of poets, got rave reviews for her second book of poetry, Leap, published this year. “the essential drama is between the ordinary daily routine, when ‘there are/deadlines to meet,/bills to pay,/diapers to change’ (‘Coping’), and the extraordinary ‘other’ which both haunts and tantalises, the poetry finding its occasion in the unexpected emergence of the latter in seemingly simply everyday situations ...” MORE

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        This week Dispatch is honored to interview Canadian poet, writer, and photographer, Talon, on her her popular blog, her writing, and the novel, Synchronicity, which she just completed.  


        Thank you so much for the interview, Jamie. It was fun to think more in-depth about blogging and what it means to me. 

        When did you start blogging and why?

        I started blogging in April of 2008, Jamie. I can’t believe it will soon be three years. No one I knew blogged so it was virgin territory for me. I thought it was a great place to post photographs (I love photographing nature), some poetry, some short fiction, and didn’t really think about anyone else ever looking at what I did. Blogging gave me a fun place to play and be creative in an outlet I hadn’t explored before. The interaction between bloggers, which I hadn’t even considered, has turned out to be one of the greatest aspects for me.
        How did you get interested in poetry and when and why did you start writing it?
        I’ve been writing poetry since I was a little girl. I wrote my first poem when I was seven (wrote my first story at age five).  I’ve always liked playing with words and poetry is word play for me.
        What are the benefits to you of participation in Thursday Poets Rally and Jingle Potluck?
        It’s amazing to read so many talented writers and to meet so many wonderful people.
        What don't we know about you that we would find surprising?
        Hmmm…I’ve won medals competing in Tae Kwon Do.


        Wow! I never would have guessed. I understand that's quite a workout.
        What other kinds of writing do you do and why?
        I write fiction—short stories and novels. In answer to the why, it’s because the writing simply has to come out. I would imagine it’s like that for most writers.


        That's certainly the way it is for me: must be expressed!
        What are you reading right now?
        I’m re-reading Bill Bryson’s A Short History of Nearly Everything and first time reading The Blythes Are Quoted by L.M. Montgomery. A day without reading is like a day without sunshine for me. 
        What are you long term goals for your blog and your writing?
        No real goals for blogging. I enjoy it. It’s a place where I can be creative and enjoy myself and meet some really interesting, creative, and talented people. It’s pure pleasure. As for writing, it’s always been a part of my life— personally and professionally—and I hope it always will be. I’ve had many short stories and poems published and I am now concentrating on getting a novel published. This novel, entitled Synchronicity, explores life in a small town and how a stranger’s visit can have a long-lasting impact on the lives of the locals she encounters.


        Thanks for allowing the interview, Talon. Don't forget to alert us to the book's progress so that we may celebrate with you.

        NATIONAL NOVEL WRITING MONTH: Congratulations to all the community members who have taken the challenge to write a 50,000 word  draft novel in thirty days.  There are about eight doing so. It’s the kind of effort where you can’t loose. Even if you don’t make the requisite word count by close of the event, you have some material written and you’ve probably learned something about yourself and writing. As poets, readers may well find Marilynn Mair’s effort the most intriguing. She’s writing her 50,000 word story in décimas.
        A décima refers to a ten-line stanza of poetry, and the song form generally consists of forty-four lines (an introductory four-verse stanza followed by four ten-line stanzas). The décima deals with a wide range of subject matter, including themes that are philosophical, religious, lyrical, and political. 
        THE GIRL EFFECT BLOGGING CAMPAIGN: At least two poets from the Jingle community posted original poems in solidarity with the Girl Effect Campaign. Says blog campaign sponsor, Tara Sophia Mohr, "... by investing in girls in the developing world, we make an incredibly effective investment in eradicating poverty ... " Our poems are:
        Dare by Julie Jordan Scott
        and
        I Am the Answer by Jamie Dedes

        Amanda and Kavita would love to see you back here
        TONIGHT AT 8 P.M. 
        for the opening of Monday Poetry Potluck. 

        SUNDAY RALLY DISPATCH just noted that
        Riika has created a button for Thursday Poets Rally
        The code is on this site to your right.

        In an email to the Dispatch, Ji announced the next Rally will be held the first week of December.


        Happy Thanksgiving
        to those who will celebrate it this week.
        Please mail news announcements to Jamie Dedes at jamiededes@rocketmail.com.