Literary Karaoke

The Best of The Week

a few embers and a wisp of smoke
twirling notes on spiral bars
the first sounds of a flame
orange violins leaping
insectlike among the logs

light breaks free, touching the grass
gingerly woodwind against the face of each bowing blade
swelling symphonic, a melody of the sun cast to earth
drumstrike as a stick snaps, falls flaming
toward quiet and darkness

the echo of high notes in the coals still
the 4'33" of a cellist on her deathbed
who at ten was burned by a leaping ember
and spent the rest of her life

Who's around here anymore? 

I went sailing. Coming from the Tasman into the Southern myself and the mate and a problem the captain ignored, and it's not why I left but it's not not on the list. Came home, to fall in love. I had surgery and she looked after me and we shared a bed because the painkillers gave me nightmares and sometimes I woke needing something I couldn't easily wake to get. Loose reasons. We shared a bed because we gave ourselves easy reasons. I kissed her.…

Imaginary Cities are Invisible

When one reaches a city

Some of the (un)conscious impressions

are filtered gradually for selective memory.

A city may stimulate all sorts of desires,

and one chooses a nearby café to satisfy.

The city may feature sculpture, and signboards

concerning its attributes, directions, suggestions, availability,

Or a city, devoid of landmarks &…

News for Noders

March 14th: Pi day.

March 14th: Midnight today is the last chance to post in, and vote on, Carrera de Caballos: An E2 Proseproduction.

March 20th: The first equinox of the year.

March 28th: Happy birthday lizardinlaw!

March 31st: Happy birthday mad girl's love song!

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February 15th: Happy birthday Admin to the goo!

February 18th: Happy birthday mjijm!

Sign up for the Carrera de Caballos: An E2 Proseproduction Coming March 1st!

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January 1: Gregorian New Year.

January 1: reQuest 2018 begins!

January 24: Happy Birthday Silverai_me!

January 26: Happy Birthday Segnbora-t!

January 31: reQuest 2018 ends.

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December 1: Iron Noder has ended, and the initial results are in!

December 12: Happy birthday to horacetheclown!

December 12: Happy Hanukkah!

December 25: Merry Christmas!

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November 1 - The IRON NODER CHALLENGE starts today and runs through December 1. It's never too late to sign up, and all writeups get rewards. /msg mauler if you'd like to participate!

November 1 - Happy Birthday Zephronias!

November 5 - Bonfire Night in the UK.

November 11 - Veterans Day in the US.

November 26 - Thanksgiving in the US.

November 27 - Happy Birthday Estelore!

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