Compulsively staring at the semi occupied mason jar
Dissecting with critical eyes its lurid contents
Tapping the lettered glass whenever I pass
Occasionally lifting to shake and peer –
Unable to rip away
Heart breaking and bouncing with every vibration
Vinegar water steeped to a furious vermilion
Thirsty for the twist – lift – pop
Take you down
Pervade the depths of me
Quench my thirsty resentment
Sinisterly sinew was the expectation
Smooth Saccharine the surmise
© T. Altman 2017
Created this jpg this morning as the thought has been running around in my head for a while now and its become my personal motto!
(C) T. Altman 2017
Women Who Write Anthology which I have contributing to has created a fundraising campaign on Pozible to raise funds to have our first anthology published.
We are offering pre-sale copies of our anthology, writing services (copy, web content, blog and memoir), and a coaching service from a professional life coach.
Our goal is to raise $3000AU to enable us to break-even with publishing costs. Any funds raised above this amount will go towards costs such as our group events, our Writers Victoria membership fee, our book launch party and next year’s anthology.
Please spread the word about our campaign.
Thank you to everyone in advance and please click the link below to donate:
Women Who Write Anthology Support
This quote prefaced in Whitman’s ‘Leaves of Grass” sings to me….
“This is what you shall do; Love the earth and sun and the animals, despise riches, give alms to every one that asks, stand up for the stupid and crazy, devote your income and labor to others, hate tyrants, argue not concerning God, have patience and indulgence toward the people, take off your hat to nothing known or unknown or to any man or number of men, go freely with powerful uneducated persons and with the young and with the mothers of families, read these leaves in the open air every season of every year of your life, re-examine all you have been told at school or church or in any book, dismiss whatever insults your own soul, and your very flesh shall be a great poem and have the richest fluency not only in its words but in the silent lines of its lips and face and between the lashes of your eyes and in every motion and joint of your body.”
Taken from the Modern Mrs Darcy website I took up the following challenge for 2017 and here is my completed list:
A book you chose for the cover:
A Vocation and a Voice: Stories by Kate Chopin
A book with a reputation for being un-put-down-able:
Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick
A book set somewhere you’ve never been but would like to visit:
History of Ancient Egypt by Erik Hornung
A book you’ve already read:
Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
A juicy memoir:
Of Ashes and Rivers that Run to the Sea by Marie Munkara
A book about books or reading:
The Oxford Book of English Verse, 1250-1918 by Arthur Quiller-Couch
A book in a genre you usually avoid:
Meditations on First Philosophy by Rene Descaties
A book you don’t want to admit your dying to read:
The Feminist Manifesto by Mina Loy
A book in the backlist of a new favorite author:
Transformations by Anne Sexton
A book recommended by someone with great taste:
The Yellow Wallpaper; The Wallpaper Replies by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
A book you were exited to buy or borrow but haven’t read yet:
Collected Poems: 1969-1999 by John Forbes
A book about a topic or subject you already love:
See What I Have Done by Sarah Schmidt
The Melbourne Writers Festival is happening in Melbourne, Australia from 25 August till 3 September.
Victoria’s premier annual literary event. The Festival connects writers and stories to celebrate a world of literature, explore universal ideas, and inspire a global community of readers.
This year’s Festival theme is exploring the theme of revolutions past, present and future, it’s revolutionary ideas and fresh new voices that will power this year’s Festival – and invigorate everyone who reads.
For all sessions and workshops check out their website here:
Melbourne Writers Festival
Melbourne Rare Book Week commenced in 2012 as a partnership between ANZAAB, the University of Melbourne and eight other literary institutions. In 2015, over 44 free events were held at libraries, literary and historical societies and bookshops throughout Melbourne, attracting local, national and international visitors. Melbourne Rare Book Week is now well established in the City of Melbourne’s event calendar. It is a major attraction for book collectors, librarians and all who have a love of words, print on paper and literary heritage.
The Melbourne Rare Book week in 2017 is from 30th June to the 9th of July:
Rare Book Week
The Melbourne Rare Book Fair in 2017 is from July 7-9, 2017.
For more info go to their website by following this link:
Rare Book Fair