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Sunday, January 30, 2011


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, your activities, or your interests are welcome. Please forward them to Jamie Dedes of Musing by Moonlight at jamiededes@rocketmail.com. Contributions are subject to editorial discretion and space constraints. Feedback welcome.

ON THIS DAY:  In 1889 the Hindi poet, Jaishankar Prasad, was born in Varanisi, India. He died January14, 1937. Prasad was born into an elite madheshiya vaisya family in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India. His father Babu Devki Prasad, also known as Sunghani Sahu was a tobacco dealer. After, he lost his father at an early age, he had to encounter some family problems at a relatively young age, and left school after class eight. However, he remained interested in literature, languages, and ancient history, and continued studying at home; thereafter he developed a special inclination towards the Vedas and these interests are innately reflected in the deep philosophical content of his works. He was also interested in study of ancient relics.
Apart from being a poet, he was also a philosopher, historian and a sculptor. In later years he made himself aloof from worldly matters, and adapted a nearly ascetic life. Though, some of his interests such as chess, gardening, shashtrarth and poetry recitation remained with him. MORE [Wikipedia] Thanks to Someone Is Special (SIS), we have translations of a few of his poems. We're getting one from Shashi too.  Translations just cannot be found, so we had to rely on our own resources. Teamwork at its best! So here from SIS is one. Next week I will post some more. Thanks, SIS!


The sources are sweet sweet Lahiri 
Are not violence, are sixth Chherie 
Delightful waterfall. 

Where Giri difficult to Avidarith
Some thing are hidden deep
The sources are sweet sweet Lahiri

Unthinkable event period
Heart suddenly began to cram
Seeing the waterfall.

The first rain filling 
Shell to recall the cut 
Unthinkable event period 

To inundate the whole mind body 
Then one day Apang Section 
Heart of the waterfall -  

Went flowing like Drna Rrgajal. 
Love Venya did Pasara 
To inundate the whole mind body 

Pure reflection of love in
Green Vitpe desire to Zoँe
Run flowing waterfall. 

Tapmay life to cold 
Truth in your Shuharai 
In pure reflection of love

BEAUTIFUL BUTTERCUP600: Our dear awesome Aussie mate, Amanda  - poet, artist, and JP official - is retiring from Jingle Poetry "officialdom" to pursue other activities. Amanda, along with collaborator, Kavita Rao, has graciously and creatively coordinated weekly JP Potluck activity much to the delight of all. Happily, she remains with us for another two weeks. We shall miss Amanda and wish her the very, very best. We’ll continue to enjoy Amanda's dramatic art-work and fine poetry at buttercup600. Please visit Amada to express your appreciation and wish her well. 

SHALOM...HAPPINESS: Aleza Freeman, whose name in Hebrew means happiness, is joining the JP team and will cover Amanda’s Potluck spot. “In 5th grade, Aleza Goldsmith Freeman was editor of her elementary school newspaper, the Tomiyasu Wallstreet Dragon. But it was in second grade that she discovered her passion for writing. She penned a poem about the many practical uses for a unicorn’s horn and has been hooked on writing ever since.” MORE [alezafreeman.com, her website

Aleza has worked as a reporter, editor, and page designer for a variety of publications. Look forward to an indepth interview with Aleza in next Sunday's Dispatch. Meanwhile, here’s a writing sample, a haiku, one that we think shows she’s got a sense of humor. We like that. (poetry copyright: alezafreeman, 2011 all rights reserved)
Zombified, they feast

on my tasty brain, insane

3 hours till morning
Check out Aleza’s blog HERE. Stop by and say "welcome." And since we have so many cat-lovers in our community, you'll be happy to know Aleza lives in Nevada with three furry felines. 

ANOTHER NEWBIE: Paula Tohline Calhoun, Reflections From a Cloudy Mirror, will be joining us tonight for Poetry Potluck for the first time.  Of note: she just won a flash fiction contest for her story-poem, A Tale of Two Video-Gamers. Read more about Paula and the award HERE. Congratulations and welcome, Paula!

HOT ON HAIKU: SomeoneIsSpecial (SIS) is hosting The Haiku Challenge, which runs from February 1 to February 28. Though SIS is an experienced host, this is his first haiku challenge. The last challenge he did was romance, and he had a huge and happy response. Please support SIS in this effort as you did before. In the end, it’s just fun for all.

SIS’ love of romance continues as you can see from this quote: “As February being the month of love, I decided myself to express my love for Haiku, after penning down more than half a century of Haiku, the love for it has become immeasurable ….What is a Haiku? Haiku, is a form of Japanese poetry, three-lined non-rhyming poem consisting of seventeen syllables, in three phrases 5-7-5 syllable respectively. This is one of the Haiku loved by many… (poetry copyright, SIS 2011 all rights reserved)
Mom clasped me, wished
Good luck for final exams
Secret of success

I hope many enjoyed as much as I did when I penned this… This is a sample for the ones who going to try their hand at Haiku for the first time.” HERE

TRIBUTES OF SONIA, The Second Fall: RiikaInfinity is pleased to announce another in the series of Tributes of Sonia. The book will be on sale effective February 13, 2011 on Lulu and Scribed. More details HERE.

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Someone is Special said...

Amanda, we miss you.. You have a fantastic job in potluck.. Hoping to read more of your works in your place..

Welcome Aleza to JP.. Hoping to have more fun with the new Team.. Your Haikus are mesmerizing, why don't you join 'The Haiku Challenge'..

Ji, hope you are well.. Missing you in the spot..

'Last but not the least', Jamie, how sweet you are... I wish I could write like you.. The way you spread news, Wow! you are great.. Thanks for all the smiles..

And happy that you quoted my romance for Haiku, thanks Jamie..

And I invite all the Jingle Poetry Poets to try their hand at 'The Haiku Challenge'

'The Game is on'


Someone is Special

Linda Bob Grifins Brin Korbetis said...


This post rocked, I am very delighted to see you cast light on our honorable officials and first time participants here,

We will miss you tons, Amanda, you are so thoughtful and creative, your comments are always a treat to have..best regards...

Happy Anniversary, Kavita, you rock, girl...

Welcome, Aleza, I am sure your talent will shine and entertain us in the weeks, months to come...

Someone Is Special, have fun with your Haiku host...

Happy Sunday!

Everyone is welcome to our week 20 potluck ..


Linda Bob Grifins Brin Korbetis said...

Good luck on your 2nd graphical novel sales..Riika..

Glad to see your creative work come to spotlight...

AzFree said...

Wow, Jamie, great job! That post was both informative and fun. I can't wait to be a part of the team.

Good luck Amanda, and congratulations Kavita on your anniversary, and Riika on your new book. Welcome Paula.

Also, this haiku challenge sounds like great fun!

Rajlakshmi said...

that is so informative :D
good luck Amanda.. happy anniversary Kavita and congratulations Riika :D