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I want "The Pursuit of Happiness", and my last two, In the Light of Creative Altruism and Becoming, Evolving, Ascending. I'm going to send $100, that leaves $6.50 to throw at an open epic, A Cave Swarming with Strange Forms of Life.

I want those poems sponsored in memory of the fires today at BOTH Notre Dame Cathedral and Al-Aqsa Mosque. I adored the art and architecture of Notre Dame, even as a Jew. And damaging Al-Aqsa Mosque hurts my Sufi friends, and is too close to the Kotel, as a Jew again.

My first reaction to these fires is the Feminine side of Deity is pretty upset, at both Pope Emeritus Benedict blaming the QUILTBAG for Catholic clergy pedophilia and homosexuality, and the recently publicized horrific punishments for homosexuals and feminists in more radicalized Muslim countries.

Our Lady's tears are ashes. Bismillah, In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
A voice is heard in Ramah, lamentation, bitter weeping, Mother Rachel is weeping for her children.

Pax, Salaam, Shalom.

If you want to give me a verse for sharing this, anything with a religious or peace theme.
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Ysabetwordsmith is having their regular fishbowl here:

I really want more about the mystical link for the horrors of Carl Bernhardt. Calling Dr. Strange, we have mystical healing needed for people!
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Yes, Ysabetwordsmith is having a sale here

I want the final 2 poems involving Projective Altruism and trying to boost to get MORE of Cleaning Achnai's Oven posted for everyone.

Now I need to ask if the quarter price goes in effect again for spending over $100. :-D
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Today's Poetry Fishbowl, here:

My prompt:

Sigh. What do you do with relatives who just can't hear you? Make family who does, of course!

Cousins on my husband's side are generally good people, but really aren't hearing any concerns for my underage AAA Jewish teen, SlytherClaw Teen, under this administration.

Show ONE way of Underground Railroad, run, or FIGHT, for the horrible choices that might be ahead. Give me more on Leor in An Army of One, or Antimatter in Polychrome Heroics, or Adam and his playmates in Frankenstein's Family, or SOMEONE SEEMINGLY LOVED as long as they STOP saying that they are different. </3 My heart is breaking over my teen trying not to care. I have told them the stories of our relatives on the refugee ships who died being sent BACK to Germany, after being refused entry to the United States of America. I never mentioned our lesbian Jew cousin in the Nazi breeding houses, dying in childbirth. Nice people will still watch as we are taken away, as long as nobody has an abortion or takes away their guns. I'm watching the Wonder Woman movie tonight. Technoshaman has the voting in 2018 meme that I'm referencing with my icon today.
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[personal profile] ysabetwordsmith is running her monthly poetry fishbowl event at As she says:

the Poetry Fishbowl is open! Today's theme is "rites / rights of passage." I will be checking this page periodically throughout the day. When people make suggestions, I'll pick some and weave them together into a poem ... and then another ... and so on. I'm hoping to get a lot of ideas and a lot of poems.

I'll be soliciting ideas for adolescents, parents, heroes, villains, fools, clergy and other officiants, explorers, travelers, ordinary people, outcasts, facing thresholds, questioning, debating labels, traveling, accepting the call, refusing the call, getting lost, losing everything, hiding in the closet, coming out, finding your power, speaking truth to power, telling your own story, discovering new places, bedrooms, classrooms, counseling offices, churches, government buildings, the wilderness, cliffs, trails, self-discovery, self-awareness, birth, puberty, getting a job, marriage, sex, parenthood, death, rebirth, radical transformation, the hero's journey, birth control, reproductive freedom, alien transitions, self-sacrifice,
disruptions, adventures, legal rights, famous geographic passageways, and poetic forms in particular. But anything is welcome, really. to read the linkback poem "Rewriting the Narrative" (9 verses, standalone).

Go, feed the fishes, receive poetry.
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Ysabet is running it here:

Encourage a bard to beat your own bullies into pells!

Suggested topics:

"Poke ALL the bigots in the eye." I'll be soliciting ideas for bigots, victims, upstanders, ordinary people, the women that men don't see, QUILTBAG folks, people of color, the misunderstood, outcasts, nemeses, bullies, abusers, oppressors, slavers, psycho bosses, troubled relationships, supervillains, superheroes, activists, poking a bigot in the eye, fleeing in terror, picking on people, resisting oppression, speaking truth to power, upsetting applecarts, facing your demons, feeding the right wolf, punching up, protesting, lunch counters, bars, reservations, slums, schools, playgrounds, counseling offices, government buildings, the Oval Office, dark alleys, oceans, liminal zones, mad science labs, The Tower, battlegrounds, graveyards, other places of power, internalized oppression, bigotry, racism, other isms that should be wasms, manifestos, identity literature, picket signs, disruptions, unusual vulnerabilities, minority languages, history written by the losers, radical transformation, the unspeakable, the inescapable, the indestructible, the nature of humanity (or lack thereof), hubris, and poetic forms in particular.
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Ysabetwordsmith has the Poetry Fishbowl today here, so go and feed the fish!

My prompts:
1) From a friend of mine, that I already set on your works:

"Open call to the hive mind: please tell me about books that you have read and enjoyed by LGBTQIA+ authors, authors of color, and/or genderqueer/non-binary authors. The further an author can get from cis heterosexual white male, the better." A classic author appreciated by my Goth friend is Jane Austen.

So I will pass back ANYTHING that gets those characters too.

2) Ambrose now has a truth from Shiv, an epiphany, about WHY soup powers and supervillains exist. Have him go speak this truth to power, definitely punching up. ;-)

3) Facing your demons and cleaning up this mess

4) Small courage in Army of One, because the hardest thing after another meltdown sometimes is going BACK into a seemingly simple task, even if you have a plan. Make the plan work, please?

5) First responders, lovers, abuse survivors, and soup care - yes, all together...

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HEY WORLD! You can make ME happy by prompting for new poetry here, or better yet tossing a few dollars into the Fishbowl. You know we need to light some candles right now.

If you don't have a Dreamwidth or LiveJournal account, you can still post. Tell her LibraryGeek sent you.

Theme of the month is "All the news is dark, so light a candle." I'll be soliciting ideas for journalists, reporters, radio hams, creatures of the night, demons, villains, heroes, angels, lovable monsters, the misunderstood, outcasts, nemeses, oppressors, troubled relationships, monster hunters, activists, torchbearers, leaders, explorers, lighting a candle, burning the candle at both ends, candlemaking, fleeing in terror, resisting oppression, facing your demons, passing the torch, instilling hope, tikkun olam, the dark, the chandlery, the Valley of the Shadow, newsrooms, garrets, liminal zones, mad science labs, The Tower, deep forests, other places of light and shadow, torches, candles, bioluminescence, glowing weapons, a ray of hope, the darkest hour is just before dawn, radical transformation, beeswax, Chanukkah, Diwali, Kwanzaa, the moon, cthonic symbolism, good, evil, radio, newspapers, magazines, and poetic forms in particular. But anything is welcome, really. If you manage to recommend a form that I don't recognize, I will probably pounce on it and ask you for its rules. I do have The New Book of Forms by Lewis Turco which covers most common and many obscure forms.
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I prompted towards "The Day of Our Calamity". When this gets sponsored and posted, I have a poem from one of the Israeli soldiers about these events.

Sharing, more for "Tour Guides For All of Knowledge" please, here and on Facebook.
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Hi! Have a pet peeve? Want someone writing interesting things in a superhero, PolyChrome Heroics, or an Autistic rebellion in space, Army of One? My favorite author is having a Poetry Fishbowl again! If you don't have a Dreamwidth or LiveJournal account, give yourself a nickname and tell her LibraryGeek sent you. :-D
Here's today's information. Today's theme is "pet peeves." I'll be soliciting ideas for nemeses, rivals, jerks, bullies, upstanders, fussbudgets, touch-dominant people, problem-solvers, troubled relationships, brats, high-conflict personalities, supervillains, superheroes, psycho bosses, neatniks, picking on people, finding flaws, laying blame, failure analysis, quality control, schools, businesses, government buildings, households, athletic venues, other areas prone to conflicts, vermin, lack of habituation to stimuli, the stupid it burns like hydrogen, hypersensitivity, touch aversion, allergens, bullshit, dissatisfaction, and poetic forms in particular. But anything is welcome, really. If you manage to recommend a form that I don't recognize, I will probably pounce on it and ask you for its rules. I do have The New Book of Forms by Lewis Turco which covers most common and many obscure forms.
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Yes, another fishbowl, hooray!

My prompts:

Libraries and their staff - I was hoping either the Winged Graces world or more about the Order of Hypatia in Terramagne. Something cheering, for when having a neurodiverse staff WORKS!

Hey, does the Lacuna have a librarian yet? :-D A good librarian can figure out the right questions to ASK, which helps with all the personal databases available in the Lacuna. Maybe the librarian compiles the database of skillsets?

New books for Victor and Igor!

Another for Fortressa beating up someone emotionally, WITHOUT having to do so physically, when the male has INSISTED on offending. (Hey, lesser amounts of bystander violence for the win! The Swedish guys who stopped that jerk of a rapist sounded like they took TONS of emotional damage AND had no recourse for justice there. One was in tears while reporting to the officers. :-( )

Get the local police officer with telepathic bond to his K-9 officer working in the community, Derreck and Blitz, helping with discrimination or this from Capriuni: Pokemon Go is getting articles about officers using it to connect to kids in the community, AND autistic kids are socializing because so many are sharing their focii right now.
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What themes would you like to read? Check this page and help with ideas!

My ideas:

1) Games, games in society. (Like Why Pokemon Go is such a comfort to so many people, helping socialize, get out of the house, and why others feel the need to disparage it so badly)

2) All the news is dark, so light a candle

3) Vengeance, punishment, or teshuvah - repair society

4) Laws, rules, and culture - law keepers, law givers, enforcement, clergy, psychology

For the linkback poem, wasn't there another one with the librarians? An Order was mentioned, and Pythia? I can't find it now, and I feel a need to reread what I could of it again. Last week was HARD on those serving as Information advocates! Found it! Tour Guides for All of Knowledge,
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Ysabet Wordsmith is posting here for the Poetry Fishbowl today.

Hey, it's that time again! If you have ideas the WordSmith wants to make them into poems. Want to help? Prompt about feelings, emotions, words, emotional intelligence, therapists, having problems with understanding feelings, you get the idea... :-)

My prompt: I have waited for this one... :-D Cymru am byth!
Date: 2016-07-05 07:25 pm (UTC)

Hiraeth - In a form the Cymry would recognize, please, but still in English, at least mostly:, or Yes, this was my first self taught language to any extant. Any skill with cynghanedd? :-D

I am Jewish, with ancestry of English Jews from Queen Elizabeth's time, German, and the Pale of Settlement so hurt by the Shoah, but if I need to do historical reenactment, it's Wales I turn to and feel as my home. :-)

Something for that Japanese one of the bubbly feeling of the moment of falling in love, suitable for a gifted 11 year old otaku, set in Polychrome Heroics.

Set Gezelligheid against all those rude implications of the Dutch in America, Dutch treat, Dutch uncle, and how Gezelligheid still defines Dutch descended Americans so many centuries after New Amsterdam became New York City. Yup, my husband. :-)
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Poetry Fishbowl today on the topic of weather! If you have a LiveJournal or Dreamwidth account, you get a free copy of what your prompt becomes, transformed. If you don't have an account, you may have to wait until it's sponsored. Seriously, if you have an account, give a try!

My prompt as an example: Weather prompt
Date: 2015-12-02 12:01 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] librarygeek
Hurricane Sandy, Polychrome Heroics, and especially the image of the roller coaster in this:

Whether (homonym meant) a soup helps with Sandy, or is triggered because of this, or the response to NOT enough help, fast enough, any possibility. But this image still makes me and others from the Jersey Shore cry.

Also, Hurricane Sandy had Doctors Without Borders acting on USA soil for the first time because of how devastating the medical consequences were, especially in retirement communities. Could have old retired fisher families develop weather powers from latent to activate...
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It's poetry day, with a theme of "gentlemen in distress" this month! Give Ysabet a prompt, she will work it into a poem. She has a superhero world with Polychrome Heroes, An Army of One is an autistic rebellion in space, Frankenstein's Family - where Victor and Igor are DADS to Adam, a medieval commune in Hart's Farm, and even Monster House where the bogeyman is lonely and wants to play. This link gets you to the LiveJournal post, so if you have a LJ account, post there and she'll send you a copy of your poem.

If you prefer, go to with a Dreamwidth account and post there. Either way, poetry for everyone! :-)

If you do post a prompt, tell her you're a NEW prompter and we all get a free poem! Thanks.
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I'm making a list of all the items I have prompted, sponsored, or both. I want to know what remains to sponsor, and what has been written as I asked. I'm including the most general of warnings so I can be careful for myself and others. If you know of something not in this list, PLEASE tell me? I'm also going to improve this post with links to the specific fishbowls, and include my prompts as fingernail summaries if none there. I need the html practice.

Polychrome Heroics -

"Rainy Day People" 9-4-14
Prompted by DW users dialecticdreamer, librarygeek, lynnoconnacht, LJ users ellenmillion, ng_moonmoth, siliconshaman, laffingkat, and
Hurt/Comfort Bingo Card 7-31-14
Sponsored by Anthony & Shirley Barrette

"House of Cards" 11-4-14 (Need to find LINK which is not included in site index)
Prompted by DW user librarygeek and Origfic Bingo Card 9-29-14
Free perk

"The Shadow of His Hand" 3-11-15 (fishbowl spillover)
Prompted by DW user librarygeek
182 lines, Buy It Now = $181

"The World Keeps Spinning" 3-4-15 (fishbowl spillover)
Prompted by DW users dialecticdreamer, librarygeek, and balsamandash
230 lines, Buy It Now = $115
(Available after "To Feel the Freedom" and "Soup Stuff" have been sponsored and published.)

"She's a Knockout" 2-3-15
Prompted by DW user librarygeek and Valentine's Day Bingo Card 1-31-15
114 lines, Buy It Now = $57

"Glorious Accidents" 3-3-15
Prompted by DW user librarygeek and Origfic Bingo Card 9-30-14
Sponsored by DW user librarygeek

An Army of One: The Autistic Secession in Space

"The Space Traders" 8-6-13
Prompted by LJ user kelkyag and DW user chordatesrock
Sponsored by DW user librarygeek

"A Room with a Garden View" 1-6-15
Prompted by DW users librarygeek, thnidu, and LJ user ng_moonmoth
Sponsored by LJ user ng_moonmoth

If you want to read the poems about the other-gendered trader Astin that I indexed, those are: "Uncounted Colors of the Stars" (creation of the Other checkbox), "Umbilical Lines" (shopping for other-gendered clothes), "A Room with a Garden View" (getting a room and other-gendered furniture on Supply Base Bounty 3D3N) above, "Dreams of Green and Brown" (finding a machine to grow edible yeast), "Too Expensive to Ship Back" (Astin needs an algae-whiz and Spalling and V help) "The Space Traders" (above) does not mention Astin by name but does lay background for traders in the Lacuna.
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Have you ever participated in a poetry fishbowl? Somebody writes poetry to your prompt! If you have a Dreamwidth or LiveJournal account, log in, tell Ysabet you are a new prompter, and ask for something in the theme today, language shaping thought. Make it simple today, and you may get a new poem quickly.

Today's theme is "language shaping thought." I'll be soliciting ideas for linguists, translators, philosophers, social engineers, making decisions, being unable to make decisions, describing ideas, debating what to do, framing options, manipulating people with words, solving problems with language, plot twists, libraries, schools, offices, halls of government, writer garrets, other places where people work with language, misconceptions, truths and falsehoods, dire warnings, inspiration, catchphrases, linguistic oppression or rebellion, invented languages, rare languages, dormant languages, vocabulary words, and poetic forms in particular. But anything is welcome, really. If you manage to recommend a form that I don't recognize, I will probably pounce on it and ask you for its rules. I do have the first edition of Lewis Turco's The Book of Forms which covers most common and many obscure forms.
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My backchannel prompt contributed to the free-verse poem "A Room with a Garden View." Astin visits Supply Base Bounty 3D3N and finds far more than expected.

Something with love polygons and proving yourself.

From this ysabetwordsmith got "The Three Hands of Fate," today's second freebie. Have a three-way adventure/romance. Oh, and there's a book rec at the end for a novel about the same type of relationship.

Thanks, ysabetwordsmith!
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My mother-in-law's passing and very old poetry
My mother-in-law died Tuesday morning. My mom died 8 years ago. I have some of my old poetry repeating in my head today and I'm hoping that writing it out will stop it looping in my head. Edited next day: Yes, writing it out stopped the loop. Didn't think this was great, but I wrote it at 14 years old.

Existing, surviving, living

Existing, surviving, living,
All different states of being.

Some say they are the same,
But they each have a different name.

Existing is just going through each day,
Having nothing in life that is magic or fey.

Surviving is hanging on by your teeth,
Finding yourself alone on the heath.

Living is something I learned to do,
Taught how by someone new.
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This is a favorite author of mine, offering to write poetry to other people's prompts. On this election day, maybe we can celebrate creativity and winning without defeating anyone. If you are a new prompter or donor, we all get a new free poem.


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