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Sunday, June 19, 2011

SUNDAY RALLY DISPTACH: JP News, Views, Interviews, and Events

ON THIS DAY in 1921 the Mexican poet, Ramón López Velarde died. He was born on June15, 1888. His work is generally considered to be postmodern, but is unique for its subject matter. He achieved great fame in his native land, to the point of being considered Mexico's national poet. MORE


JUNETEEN DAY, Freedom Day or Emancipation Day, is a holiday in the United States honoring African American heritage by commemorating the announcement of the abolition of slavery in the U.S. State of Texas in 1865. Celebrated on June 19, the term is a portmanteau of June and nineteenth, and is recognized as a state holiday in 37 states of the United States. MORE http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juneteenth

THE LOVELY DAKSHIMA (The Wonderer’s Thoughts) blogs about “life as it is ..” She is the featured poet on today’s Dispatch

JAMIE: What made you decide to start blogging and when? What have you gotten out of the experience?

DAKSHIMA: Well, first and foremost, I would like to thank you for interviewing me. It is a great honor I must say.
I’ve been writing since my childhood. As for the blog: I simply loved to write and wanted some place in the cyber space. I started blogging last year, and at first I hadn’t a clue about what to do. As time passed, I wanted to experiment and write more. I wrote about my experiences, experiences of those who live around me, and I could not stop. Everyday I fell in love with writing more and more.
Writing made me realize my potential. Many people are smart, but they cannot pen down their thoughts. So I think being poets, we all are truly gifted. We are able to express ourselves, where many fail to do so.

JAMIE: I love the authenticity of your Random Thoughts. Would you discuss the two you have posted to date?

DAKSHIMA: When I started writing, thoughts came to me. I had to write it down. Most of what I write is my personal experience. I wrote two, namely My World and Faded. Both are simple random thoughts of mine. I’m a soul who always makes sure I appreciate what I have before it’s too late. Some people don’t do this. These two poems are meant to be eye openers for those. I just want to say, “you don’t know what you got, till it’s gone”.

JAME: When did you start writing poetry? Who is your favorite poet of all time?

DAKSHIMA: I started writing poetry couple of years ago. At first as I said before, I didn’t know where to start, how to start, or how to end. When I become mature, in the field, I guess I realized I’m a natural. I have the ability to pen down my inner thoughts.
My favorite poet of all time is Shakespeare. Call me old fashioned: Every time I read him, I fall in love with his poetry over again. He’s the best. His imagination is unbelievable. I truly am an ardent fan. Apart from him, I like Shelly, Frost, Wordsworth, and Emily Dickinson.

JAMIE: The subtitle for your blog - "Life as it is..." - intrigues. What does it mean to you?

DAKSHIMA: I present life “as it is”. Many fail to see the truth in life. Many see the superficial layers and lulled by them. They don’t see the truth of life. I try to see life as it is, nothing more, nothing less.
I would take this opportunity to thank you once again and thanks for your wonderful comments and encouragements. I wish all these wonderful poets of my generation, all the very best.
Dakshima, thank you for a most charming interview.
Thank you to Michael Yost for introducing me to Dakshima.
You both rock!

POET CRAIG SANTO PEREZ provides advice on giving a poetry reading. Link HERE for his guidelines.

MIA LUMBARDI, a.k.a. Luna, (Luna’s World of Beauty, Hopes & Dreams) announced the publication of her first book entitled Survivor. She is pleased to acknowledge the assistance of Adriana McCutcheon, Atreyu Lombardo, Barry Board, Celeste Mixer, KShawn Edgar, Paula Tohline Calhoun: and Riki Hutchison. The book is available in print or in Kindle through Amazon. Mia’s daughter did most of the illustrations. Says Mia, “I hope to let everyone know that they too can go through the worst in life and be a survivor. If anyone is interested in having their poem included in my next book, please visit my SITE for details.”
SEASONS’ FAVORITE CHALLEGE is sponsored by Blaga Tordorova (BrokenSparkes). It starts on June 2, 2011. Line HERE for this exciting new blog-challenge.
We extend a grateful thanks to both Leo and SiS for their care and sharing as officials of Jingle poetry. Both are leaving us, probably not permanently, to handle other responsibilities. They are both valued and will be much missed.
We are now in need of two volunteers for Review Tuesdays. This would involve posting bi-weekly by each, alternating weeks. 

Please contact Jingle if you are interested. jinglepoetry@gmail.com, Thank You!
Please email news announcements to Jamie Dedes at jamiededes@rocketmail.com. Please forward photograph or illustrations and include all necessary links.
Thank you!


Dakshi said...

Thanx a lot Jamie and Michael..
It's wonderful to be here..

Jingle said...

Insightful words, Dakshi..

Appreciate Luna's feedback.

awesome Sunday post, Jamie.

Happy Father's Day!

Victoria said...

Thanks Jamie and Congrats to Luna on her publication and Dakshi--great interview.