Suggestion Saturday: December 11, 2010

Here is this week’s list of blog posts, gobs of poetry-related stuff, comics,  photos and other tidbits from my favourite corners of the web.

The Fig Tree. A poem about the self-esteem of a tree. It sounds like the sort of thing I’d write. (Photo credit.)

Mr. Ray. The life and death of a man in Calcutta.The portion I’m linking to is actually the fourth instalment of his story. (There are links to first three sections at the top of the page.)

Even If… Anyone who knows me well would agree that I’m uninterested in traditional romantic stuff. I’d much rather be the recipient (or giver) of everyday, practical whispers of affection instead of flashy, one-time declarations or gestures. Yet I adore this poem.

Be Nice and You’ll Be Rewarded. On catching the most (metaphorical) flies. The first three-quarters of this piece make it sound as if the author advocates being nice so that people will give you free or less expensive stuff. This isn’t what she is actually saying, though. Read a little further on. :)

from Written on the Bones:

One thing I might say to someone who can’t relate to poetry is: You don’t have to love all poetry. Do you love all music? Do you love every piece of art you see? Find just one poem you love, and speak it out loud. Your body, feelings, voice, and thoughts will come into harmony when you speak a poem that matters to you, and that can be incredibly healing.

Mesmereyezing Magic Worm. This photo is pure silliness but it did remind me how I’ve never been able to see the hidden images in those technicolored optical illusion photos that were so popular in the 90s. (Yes, the misspelling in this entry is intentional. It’s also a pun which is one of my favourite types of jokes.)

The Dinner Party for Everyone. Now this is a vision of God and the afterlife in which I could believe!

What have you been reading?

  • Twyseschoch

    you are my first stop on the WWW every Saturday morning. :D

    and i love the fig tree poem.

    • http://www.on-the-other-hand.com Lydia Schoch

      Thanks!

      The fig tree poem is my favourite link this week. :D