Despite the events of the past month, our need for
human emotional contact continues, and the Blender
of Love carries on. Many excellent
pieces were submitted throughout September, and I
believe that by balancing acknowledgement of our
loss with continuing on as even a keel
as possible we diminish the deeds that the world
Some fine works grace our front page this month, and
there's other interesting (if somewhat goofy)
news, this month's
is all about the
now available for online purchase.
Also, we've started a new
survey question feature-- the first one being "What are your favorite five romantic movies?" (Free, no-catches site membership required to participate.)
PS An odd note about the top quote... Mark Twain's Yankee
was actually not talking about romance but about a fear
of some (gotta be mythical, right?) ogres. The quote
seems more appropriate given the metaphorical but very
non-mythical ogres we now face. But we'll face them together,
and we'll be ok.
Front Page Picks
By Mo Roihl,
Submitted by Kirk.
- A sketch Mo put on my Palm Pilot when we first started going out.
Another result of a "Writer's Challenge". A little jumbled,
but it has a good rhythm.
- I like the theme, and the theme's summary in the final line.
What Lips My Lips Have Kissed, And Where And Why
By Edna St. Vincent Millay,
Submitted by scqueen.
I've always been a fan of Millay (especially this poem). There has recently been a bout of looks at her work and her
- A potentially "perverted haiku". Seems reminescent of Cookie Monster.
Submitted by MichaelT().
- A prosey poem. Historically, it seems that I'm rather partial
to short women.
- An evocative piece with a nice form. Though I've always been lousy
at arts and crafts.
By kevin urenda.
- Kevin Urenda on going on gracefully.
Contemplating a Face You've Never Seen
Captivated by the ending, which might be a begining.
By J. E. Kane.
Makes the heart grow fonder, or go wander.
Forget me not
- In memorial for September 11, 2001, yet not devoid of human romance.
from _Letters to a Young Poet_
By Rainer Maria Rilke,
Submitted by Echolocation.
My poetry teacher at Tufts Peter Richards had me read this book. It's a good quote.
In my mind
- Coming to terms with a new life.
By Graham Storrs,
Submitted by graham_storrs.
This piece reminds me that not all griefs and trials and hopes these
days are nation- and world-wide.
Heart on Sleeve Corner
516 more heartsongs sent to the Blender last month.