Saturday, September 11, 2010

Saturday Good Reads

From mermaids and “The Book of Eli” to the dangers of outlet shopping, climbing up a slide at a playground and a newborn photo shoot, this week the web had a lot of good things to read and see.

Today is also the ninth anniversary of 9-11, and there are two links below about what happened that day and how it changed us forever.


Broken” by Pete Marshall for One Stop Poetry.

September Poem” by Bob Spencer at Wilderness Fandango.

Forfeits” by Melissa at All theWords.

Too Close” by Lesley Moon at Moondustwriter.

Grace” by Susan Etole at Just…a Moment.

Aquarium,” a villanelle by Hadassah Fey at Umbra Vita.

Cold Mornings” and “The World Keeps Spinning” by Brian Miller at WayStationOne.

In summer’s last light” by Louise Gallagher at Recover Your Joy.

You Don’t Know” by Maureen Doallas at Writing Without Paper.

Moon and Mermaid” by Bradley Moore at An the Other Thing Is.

Messed Up” by Michael Perkins at Untitled.

Retirement Planning” by Lorenzo at Crowned with Laurels.

Dry Bones and Blood” by Karen Eck at Karenee Art.

Skiathos” by Steven Marty Grant at Urbanality.


A Letter to the North American Church” by Chaplain Mike at Internet Monk.

“(How I Came to) Disregard the Man Behind the Curtain” by Greg Sullivan at Sippican Cottage.

3 Keys to a Great Retreat Right Now” and "Under the Sun" by Cassandra Frear at Moonboat Café.

Duty Calls” by Duane Scott at Scribing the Journey.

The Hard Place” by Michelle DeRusha at Graceful.

The Book of Eli” by Anne Lang Bundy at Building His Body.

Climbing Up the Slide” by Michael Perkins at Untitled.

Good writing is not subjective” by Mike Duran at deCompose.

Calling Home” and “When the Monsters Reached Out” by Billy Coffey.

Barriers to Suicide” by Mike Ellis at Kevin Martineau’s Shooting the Breeze.

PSA: The Hidden Dangers of Outlet Shopping” and “Nine years and counting” by Kathy Richards.

Thirst” By Douglas R. Young.

Dreams Are a Gift from God” by Harriet Gillham at The Other Side of the Mountain.

Paintings and Photographs

3 from Here and There” and “Timothy Bo B. – Newborn Session” by Kelly Sauer at A Restless Heart.

Nuts” and "The Little Things"by Susan Etole at Just…A Moment.

The Water Jug” by Kingfisher at Kingfisher Crossing.

Healing Sky” by Michelle DeRusha at Graceful.

Coindre Hall” by Steve Gravano at Take a Look Around.

Photograph: Lamp, by Nancy Rosback at Poems and Prayers.


Marshy said...

thanks glynn for highlighting my piece, broken, your list us soaring each week as the quality of poetry we are seeing increases...some great pieces here today...cheers pete

katdish said...

Thanks for the mention, Glynn and for highlighting all these great blogs. I'm behind on my reading this week, so this is much appreciated.

Kelly Sauer said...

Thanks for the mention indeed - two of my shoots here!

But the rest! Some of these I caught - LOVED Michelle's sky post... man! I'm bookmarking this one to come back when I have more time!

I hope your Saturday is a good one, full of life.

Louise Gallagher said...

I am always grateful to be included in your list. And honoured.

And... I'm grateful today is cloudy as I don't feel compelled to jump up and get my day rolling and can savour the beauty in all the links you've provided!

Thanks again Glyn for being such a strong supporter of 'we bloggers'!

Anonymous said...

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H. Gillham said...



ETA: I almost got a real word in the Word Verification box -- inning! They always tickle me -- the word verification -- it's so spy like.

Maureen said...

This is like a great issue of a literary magazine.

Thank you for including me.

S. Etole said...

So appreciative of all you do here, Glynn ... and to be included is such a privilege.

Michelle DeRusha said...

I need like 50 million hours in a day to read all the great stuff out here -- 24 is not nearly enough! Thank you for highlighting my Hard Place post here. You are such an incredibly generous soul!

Michelle DeRusha said...

Oh my gosh, I just noticed Healing Sky here, too! Seriously? You are too nice.

Oh I wish it weren't 11 p.m. on a Sunday night so I could read even half of the writing and breath in half of the art you list here.