You can now see a sketch of the scene from my poem "unfolding wings" drawn by meeksp as part of her new crowdfunding project. The split framing is clever, the characters look adorable, and she totally nailed the setting details. I am thrilled. The other Origami Mage poems are linked from the "Serial Poetry" page on my website.
Would you like to see this terrific picture developed further? You can help by leaving a comment of substance (i.e. more than just "cool" or "meh" -- try mentioning a favorite detail) and/or by making a donation. There are thresholds at which the most popular sketches will get refined, or even painted. Since I'm too broke to support crowdfunding the way I'd like to, I am weighing in with comments instead, and also hoping to drive more traffic to this delightful project.
The question is for general topics and it has check boxes instead of radio buttons. Anyone may check ONE box. If you have given me a prompt during 2011, you may check TWO boxes. If you have donated to the Poetry Fishbowl project during 2011, you may check THREE boxes. (If you want three votes but haven't donated yet this year, there is a permanent PayPal button on my profile page.) This poll will stay open at least until Wednesday evening.
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Apparently lots of folks along the Gulf Coast who used to support the oil industry are changing their stance, due to lies and betrayal. The stories are tragic and bitter. I'm glad they've learned that the oil industry is dangerous and often wicked, but I regret the terribly high price of that lesson.
Bronwen Forbes 1963 – 2011
Word has come to us that author Bronwen Forbes passed away on April 10th from a heart attack, she was battling cancer and on chemotherapy drugs at the time. Forbes was the author of “Make Merry In Step and Song: A Seasonal Treasury of Music, Mummer’s Plays & Celebrations in the English Folk Tradition” and the forthcoming “The Small-Town Pagan’s Survival Guide: How to Thrive in Any Community,” both fromLlewellyn Worldwide.