Update on “We Will Not Be Silenced”

House of Heart

We Will Not Be Silenced has made Book Authority’s 100 Best New Poetry Books to Read in 2019!  I am very proud to be a  contributor to this important and relevant   text.

 

https://bookauthority.org/books/new-poetry-books

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The Eve before Chickmas…(reblog)

Merry Chickmas, all!

Rethinking Life

Twas
the
eve
before
chickmas
and
all
through
The
Coop
the
chicklets
were
peeping
and
looking
for
loot
they
ate
all
the
cookies
the
bread
and
the
corn
and
nothing
was
left
for
the
next
Chickmas
morn

the
hens
shook
their
feathers
and
went
right
to
work
chirping
and
peeping
they
turned
with
a
jerk
to
see
their
sweet
chicklets
all
fuzzy
and
bright
they
knew
they’d
be
cooking
well
into
the
night

tiny
wings
started
flapping
and
joy
filled
the
air
cuz
the
meaning
of
Chickmas
is
to
love
share
and
care

Post Scrip:  This poem was a collaborative effort by chicklets, Zack, Martha and Zoe, who, with the backing of the other chicklets, wanted to thank the hens for their hard work.

The chicklets raided the kitchen and ate most of the treats for the party and for Christmas morning.  The hens, knowing that would happen, hid quite…

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Marylin, les premières…the first stages

Wait until you see what happens! I adore the way JMR approaches his artwork.

Art et Technique / Art and technics

Quelques photos de la première session, toujours étonnant de voir prendre forme un tableau, moi qui prend tellement de temps à les terminer et pourtant ils prennent habituellement forme dans la première heure.

A few pic taken from the first session on this new painting, I am always surprised how fast my painting are taking form in the first hour, especially knowing how long I do work on each one after.

Maybe I should take a hint from that and work faster, not trying to over do it…something to think about I guess, but I am so taken into putting details in…

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Advent Calendar – Day 11

Yay, I’m in Dale’s Advent Calendar. It is a most cool idea. Thank you Dale! Hey, check it out and see who else you might know!

A Dalectable Life

In the spirit of Christmas and the Advent Calendar that has been revamped and re-purposed in myriad ways, I have decided to do one of another sort.  Instead of taking one chocolate per day (or wine or whatever goodie is in vogue) or adding one item into a box to donate for a good cause (a very good thing, indeed) I have chosen to send a little love to my favourite blogs.

Day 11 – Graffiti Lux and MuralsANDQueen’s End

Resa McConaghy is one busy woman!  Not only is she a costume designer by day, she is also a photographer, a writer and creates the most gorgeous art gowns, evah!  (Click on her name to go to her website and drool away.  I promise you, you have never seen such magical dresses.)

We follow a few blogs in common – most notably, A Frank Angle and have bantered…

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Two Day Trip to Kuala Lumpur the BIG CITY and Some Thoughts on Architectural Photography in Congested Urban Centers

Love this post about Kuala Lampur, by Nawfal!

Behind the Lens

Kuala Lumpur is exciting, busy, and VERY TALL

Kuala Lumpur is a city I always enjoy visiting, and I suppose that is because of my Urban Planning background: I have a Masters of Community and Regional Planning degree from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln. My Masters thesis was actually about Urban Planning in areas with Limited Land Space. That, however, seems like ages ago, when I was in graduate school at UNL.

Kuala Lumpur is bustling and always growing. Construction is non-stop. And, every structure seems huge in Kuala Lumpur.

PETRONAS TWIN TOWERS — 451.9 meters, 88 floors, completed in 1996.

Copyright 2017 Nawfal Johnson

All Rights Reserved.


The MANDARIN ORIENTAL HOTEL — A 30 floors structure completed in 1998.

Copyright 2017 Nawfal Johnson

All Rights Reserved.


The FOUR SEASONS HOTEL — 343 metres tall, 65 floors plus 3 underground, and it was completed in 2018. Four Seasons Place…

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message to a stranger

Holly is an amazing writer! She constantly & consistently blows my mind with her prose. You’re amazing, Holly!

House of Heart

I left a message for you in a book.
It is like me to mark provocative phrases,
to shake them out in ponderous verses.
Do not read too much in the fallout of pages,
the notes in the border are for nostalgia’s sake.
I dreamed about love last night,
my adversary always teasing me.
Your aura I only half recall yet you linger,
the suffering is in knowing what might be real.

Man lighting Cigarette II

Art by Fabian Perez

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Vicky

I adore Vicky’s dragon! Everyone should have one. xoxo

Arcilla y fuego

 Las creaciones de mis alumnos

Selección de piezas realizadas por los alumnos de cerámica creativa y alfarería durante los cursos.

Dragón chino de cerámica Dragón chino

Dragón chino de cerámica Dragón chino

Diseño y creación de Vicky

Dragón chino de cerámica Dragón chino

Jugando con arcilla  … modelando ideas

Iniciándose en el apasionante mundo de la cerámica.

Belén Soto

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A Frank Angle Challenge

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Frank, over at “A Frank Angle” has invited us to dance a challenge.

Here’s how it works!

“The She/He Challenge involves writing a story that bounces between the mind of two people. The twist is that I have written what is the man is thinking about her (She statements), so the challenge involves writing the woman’s thoughts (He statements about him). To increase the challenge, each sentence in the woman’s thoughts must begin with “He” to complement the “She” that starts each sentence in the original story.”

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She’s the one for the next dance.

He probably thinks I like his vintage tux and ruffled lime green shirt.

She displays a slight smile as I approach.

He swallows hard, & his clip-on bow tie falls off onto the dance floor.

She changes her face into a glow as I extend my hand.

He steps on his bow tie, as he takes my hand.

She graciously engages my offered frame.

He holds me too close, and the lime green ruffles irritate my decolletage.

She transforms my leads into beautiful motions.

He steps on my right foot!

She glides the floor with grace and elegance.

He steps on my left foot!

She makes me feel like the king of the ballroom.

He thinks he’s the king of the ballroom?

She smiles in appreciation as the music ends.

He tells me he’s decided to invest in another vintage tuxedo.

She is the one.

He is the two…. left feet!

        © Resa

Resa and the Rock Star

Thank You, Dear Holly! xo

House of Heart

Remember back when you were a rock star

and I was a hippie angel?

How comfortable we were with  our

heart  and souls bared.

Do you remember now that you are so far

away that night in Eden when  you came to me

and I came to you and the rest of the world

slipped away?

We held on to one another,  made love and cried

decided never to speak of how every time

the lights went out you rushed to me,

so tender, coming and going.

Young and in love, we named that month Sextember,

yes, it still matters to me.

Do you remember our anguished goodbye?

Neither do I.

Resa and the Rock Star

IMG_2421-151aonoAu0QL-1Dedicated to Resa @ https://artgowns.com

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Fran

All of Belén’s students are very talented. I’m sure the teacher has something to do with it! Hugs & cheers for the entire class!

Arcilla y fuego

Las creaciones de mis alumnos

Selección de piezas realizadas por los alumnos de cerámica creativa y alfarería durante los cursos.

Cuchara-pulpo de cerámica Cuchara Pulpo

Cuchara-pulpo de cerámica Cuchara Pulpo

Diseño y creación de  Fran

Cuchara-pulpo de cerámica Cuchara Pulpo

Jugando con arcilla  … modelando ideas

Iniciándose en el apasionante mundo de la cerámica.

Belén Soto

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