June 18th, 2018


Poem: "An Innocence Reclaimed"

This was the linkback perk poem for the June 5, 2018 Poetry Fishbowl, originally hosted by Dreamwidth user Dialecticdreamer. 7 of 9 verses have been posted. It came out of the March 20, 2018 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by a prompt from Dreamwidth user Bairnsidhe. This poem belongs to the Yellow Unicorns series.

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Monday Update 6-18-18

These are some posts from the later part of last week in case you missed them:
Yay Lacewings!
Sunday Yardening
Poem: "A Curve That Sets Everything Straight"
Review: Biggby Coffee
Poem: "Grave Gardens"
Poem: "A Single Lie Discovered"
Llewellyn Assignments
Poem: "Far More Essential Than Our Other Senses"
Thursday Yardening
Read "Babysitting Emergency" by Dialecticdreamer
Emotional Intimacy Question: Treasured Memory
Generate a Random Superpower
Cuddle Party

The [community profile] crowdfunding Creative Jam ran this weekend with a theme of "Creation and Destruction." See my activities.

There will be a half-price sale in Polychrome Heroics this week. Watch for the sale post to appear later today; I have the notes done but it'll take me a while to post.

Poetry in Microfunding:

"Energy, Made Visible" belongs to Polychrome Heroics: Shiv and has 34 new verses. Dr. G and Shiv explore therapy questions about sleep and diet.

"Only If It Is Embraced" belongs to Polychrome Heroics: Damask. Ham grumbles over the arrangements.

The weather has been hotter here.  Most of the big puddles in the fields are gone, and all the smaller ones.  The yard is lush and green.  Seen at the birdfeeders this week: sparrows, mourning doves, several cardinals, and plenty of of house finches. In bloom: marigolds, gazania, blue lobelia, white alyssum, zinnias, yarrow, torenia, salvia, cleome, petunia, million bells, snapdragons, lantana, coreopsis, dianthus, peppers, lamb's ear, comfrey, basil, daylilies, begonia, golden raintree, and sundry others. Raspberries, crabapples, and apples have green fruit. Mulberries, serviceberries, and cherries are ripe.   I have planted everything from the previous batch of plants.

Half-Price Sale in Polychrome Heroics

This week, the poetry of Polychrome Heroics is on sale for half price from Monday, June 18 through Sunday, June 24. This series is superhero fantasy. It features themes of heroism, coming of age, diversity, identity kink, family of choice, friendship, and cultural engineering. Sale prices range from $10 to $342, so hopefully there will be something for everyone. There are two open epics at present, both in Polychrome Heroics, so you may open a new one if you wish. Prices on open epics are locked at the time of opening; however, if anyone wants to donate to an open epic and buy poetry, spending $100 will get you the quarter-price rate on the new poems, regardless of the rate on the open epic(s) you support.

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Poem: "A Recipe for Affection"

This poem came out of the May 1, 2018 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by a prompt from [personal profile] fayanora. It also fills the "determination" square in my 5-1-18 General card for the Pro Wrestling Bingo fest. This poem has been sponsored by [personal profile] bairnsidhe. It belongs to the series Polychrome Heroics.

Warning: This poem touches on some controversial topics. Highlight to read the warnings, some of which are spoilers. It features a psychopath, his brother who uses a wheelchair, adoption, compensating for each other's strengths and weaknesses, medical matters, and other challenges. If these are sensitive issues for you, please consider your tastes and headspace before reading onward.

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Painted Rocks in Central Illinois

Explore the hobby of making, hiding, and finding painted rocks. Most people paint pictures or abstract designs. Some paint words or proverbs in a heritage language. Some use runes, ogham, or other symbols. See some examples. Learn to paint your own rocks, hide them, and hunt for others. In central Illinois, there are lots of groups. There's another in Mattoon, too -- I've seen their work at the Douglas-Hart Nature Center.