November 28th, 2019


Unsold Poems for the November 19, 2019 Poetry Fishbowl

The following poems from the October 1, 2019 Poetry Fishbowl are currently available. Poems may be sponsored via PayPal -- there's a permanent donation button on my Dreamwidth profile page -- or you can write to me and discuss other methods. There are still verses left in the linkback poems "Mysterious and Impermanent," "Greater Than the Sum," "Nascent Wisdom," "Where Symbols Had the Power," "A Lively Feast," "Between the Normal and the Abnormal," "Always Carry Your Goodness," "Crossroads on the Hero's Journey," "Gökotta," "May Everything," "The Arc of the Mental Universe," "So Often Alone."

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Poetry Fishbowl Report for November 19, 2019

This session's theme was "Arts and Crafts America." I wrote from 1:30 PM to 6 AM, so about 14 hours 30 minutes allowing for lunch and supper breaks. I wrote 12 poems on Tuesday and actually finished all the prompters. \o/

Participation dropped again, with 14 comments on LiveJournal and another 41 on Dreamwidth. A total of 15 people sent prompts. There were no new prompters this time.

Read Some Poetry!
The following poems from the November 19, 2019 Poetry Fishbowl have been posted:
"Artistic Evocation"
"The Book of Bargains"
"Busy, Useful, Independent Spinsters"
"Christmas Feathers"
"Find a Productive Path"
"Funk and Flash"
"His Unique Vision"
"Homespun Hobbies"

"Atoms, Death, Aliens, Magic, Intellect" (November 2019 Creative Jam, Polychrome Heroics: Calliope)

Buy some poetry!
If you plan to sponsor some poetry but haven't made up your mind yet, see the unsold poetry list from November 19. That includes the title, length, price, and the original thumbnail description for the poems still available. All sponsored poems have been posted. This month's donors include: [personal profile] satsuma, [personal profile] janetmiles, [personal profile] ng_moonmoth, Anthony and Shirley Barrette.

The Poetry Fishbowl also has a permanent landing page.

Spying as "Safety"

A leading argument for spying on people is "safety."  But they fail to account for the fact that people resent being spied upon and tend to avoid it if at all possible.  If you're trying to get them to do more of something, in this case walking, that might be considered a problem.   If instead you want to SEEM to encourage healthy behavior, but secretly wish that your citizens were indolent couch potatoes unlikely to upset your applecart, it's a very astute -- if evil -- plan of action.

Giving Thanks

Among other things, today I am thankful for friends, family, and ginger jello.

What are you thankful for? 

EDIT 11-28-19: It occurred to me that I should include the recipe.  Look for the "Ginger Fruit Mold."  We also add nuts to ours. Today it was slivered almonds, but my favorite is pignola.