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Book Review “Colder: A Collection of Poetry & Prose”, River Dixon

Winter. Somewhere in North Dakota. River: Do you know what I’d ask Santa if I’d ever met him? Dixon: Hot babe? River: I’d say “I want COLDER”… Dixon: Are you mad, it is already -16,6 F! Why do some young kids dislike poetry? Why do so many people unsatisfied with modern poetry? When Marianne Moore wrote a poem titled “Poetry,” she began it with the words: “I, too, dislike it.” Making a poem was never quite...

The idea of serenity

“Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them; that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.” Lao Tzu Imagine being 100 years old and looking back on what was important. What would you have done differently? Now get back where you are… stop crying. Achieving inner harmony and self-acceptance is an effective way to look back with a smile. Inner harmony –...

“The Pearl Territory”, chapter 7 – Goe #privatejournal

Reminder: A group of six (Pain, Bou, Mimo, Alma, Ichi and Goe) has been send to Pearl, the ninth planet. Humans (both advanced and primitive) hope to find a new planet suitable for living and breathing outside. The group of ‘advanced’ humans (Cash, Alexis and Ola) is on the way to Pearl. Goe, Ichi and Alma are spending most of the time inside of space shuttle, while waiting the arrival of Cash’s team.  Pain and Bou are...

Female demons of Ancient Japan

!! As you know the Kingdom (and demon) at the core of ‘Ninth Planet’ in The Pearl Territory is called Mara. I have no idea why I’ve chosen that name, but then I googled… and found out: x x x  Japanese folklore humors us with stories and tales about scary, powerful demons and monsters that represent EVIL and are set out to terrorize humans that do wrong in their lives. Fictional or not, Japanese Buddhists firmly believe...

Book Review “The King of FU”, Benjamin Davis (illustration Nikita Klimov)

“Life is like a colonoscopy,” claims the author of the book ‘The King of FU’. What happens during colonoscopy, and how to prepare for the sacred action, are the main themes of this magical poem about the Kingdom in which we all live. It seems that Benjamin knows exactly what he is talking about. And Ray loves that. The honesty The openness The sincerity Two testicles + two hands + two horns = the imitation of birth....

Writing Challenge “One”

Before we begin, check the post about my book, written by A. Shepherdson (Blog from UK) – So Absurd… Rules: answer 11 questions below.  1. One person who inspired you. Helen Keller. “When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.”  2. One moment that changed the course of your life. The day I bought...

“The Pearl Territory”, chapter 6 #dialogue

Reminder: A group of six (Pain, Bou, Mimo, Alma, Ichi and Goe) has been send to Pearl, the Ninth planet. Humans (both advanced and primitive) hope to find a new planet suitable for living and breathing outside. The group of ‘advanced’ humans (Cash, Alexis and Ola) is on the way to Pearl. Pain and Bou are pulled under the water, where they are discovering The Kingdom of Mara.  Mimo is stuck with Shon, the rebel and the...