Saturday, July 14, 2012

Saturday Good Reads



I follow a lot of writers’ blogs, so it’s no surprise that the thoughts of writers (and poets) show up here. Like why books matter. Or the power of a single word. Or writing for the simple joy of it. Or posting a poem by T.S. Eliot and then writing a cento poem based on Eliot’s poetry (like Chris Yokel did).

Sometimes I have trouble deciding which category to place something, like Nancy’s Rosback poem “Gift.” The poem is as good as the photograph.

Great stuff this week.

Prose

Why Books Matter” by Miles at The Last Miles.


Dear Waiter” by Claire Burge.

We Took His Rights Away” by Eric Swalberg at Journey of Words.

The power of a single word” by Billy Coffey at What I Learned Today.

Write, first and foremost, for the joy of it: Lessons from the life of John Owens” by Anita Mathias at Dreaming Beneath the Spires.

Poetry

Four way, derecho” by Brian Miller at Way Station One.

Three Ways of Looking at a Blackbird” by Wallace Stevens, via Maggie’s Farm.

Making poems from hate mail” by Megan Willome.

Past Sunday” and “Separate is something we are” by B.K. McKenzie at Signed…BKM.

James K. Baxter” by D.S. Martin at Kingdom Poets.

A Memory Sneaks Off” by Maureen Doallas at Writing Without Paper.

Drifting Howls” by Chris Galford at The Waking Den.


Gift” by Nancy Rosback at A Little Somethin’.

Paintings and Photographs

An Outing” and “Sanctuary” by Susan Etole at Just…A Moment.

Fire in the Forest,” watermedia on paper by Randall David Tipton at Painter’s Process.

Low Tide at Constellation Park” by Kimberley Conway Ireton.

The Summer Sky – One Beautiful Thing” by Jacque Watkins at Mercy Found Me.

The Light” by Tim Good at Good Photography.

Scenes from My Charleston Summer” by Kelly Sauer.

Videos

Empty” by Ray LaMontagne.


Photograph: Midtown New York Skyline by Bobby Mikul via Public Domain Pictures. Used with permission.

6 comments:

nance said...

Not being sure which category to put one of my posts...that is the best thing anyone has ever said. i love it :-)

Maureen said...

Thank you for including my cento, and Chris's and all the other excellent work this past week.

Brian Miller said...

a humble bow...and great to be in good company again....hop you have a wonderful saturday sir! liking the bright colors...

Megan Willome said...

Hey, I like the brighter look to you blog. I must confess, it is easier for me to read (legally blind without correction).

S. Etole said...

Enjoying your new look as well. Thank you for your inclusion.

Kimberlee Conway Ireton said...

Glynn, I'm honored that you included my low tide post here. Thank you so much!