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 Join us every Tuesday afternoon at the Daily Kos community political poetry club.
                    Your own poetry is always welcome in the comments.
                       Bongos, berets & turtle neck sweaters optional.                                
                            The keyboard is mightier than the sword.    
 

Readers & Book Lovers Series Schedule

DAY TIME (EST/EDT) Series Name Editor(s)
SUN 6:00 PM Young Reader's Pavilion The Book Bear
Sun 9:30 PM SciFi/Fantasy Book Club quarkstomper
Bi-Monthly Sun Midnight Reading Ramblings don mikulecky
MON 8:00 PM Monday Murder Mystery Susan from 29
Mon 11:00 PM My Favorite Books/Authors edrie, MichiganChet
TUE (alternating Tuesdays) 8:00 AM LGBT Literature Texdude50, Dave in Northridge
Tue 5:00 PM Indigo Kalliope: Poems from the Left bigjacbigjacbigjac
Tue 8:00 PM Contemporary Fiction Views Brecht, bookgirl
WED 7:30 AM WAYR? plf515
Wed 8:00 PM Bookflurries Bookchat cfk
THU 8:00 PM Write On! SensibleShoes
Thu (first each month) 11:00 AM Monthly Bookpost AdmiralNaismith
Thu (third each month - on hiatus) 11:00 PM Audiobooks Club SoCaliana
FRI 8:00 AM Books That Changed My Life Diana in NoVa
SAT (fourth each month) 11:00 AM Windy City Bookworm Chitown Kev
Sat 4:00 PM Daily Kos Political Book Club Freshly Squeezed Cynic
Sat 9:00 PM Books So Bad They're Good Ellid

Passions are running higher than usual,
here at Daily Kos.

Not just the gun debate,
but also the man in the hospital,
on the edge of death.

When folks feel pain,
they strike out at anyone,
anyone who offends them a tiny bit,
since a tiny offence,
to anyone already feeling frustration and pain,
feels like a knife,
cutting deep,
and becomes a trigger for angry words,
angry words on the computer screen.

Some say they must step away,
and that's understandable.

Some say Daily Kos is broken.

I do not agree.

For example,
we have a poetry group here,
and I was made the editor.

I'm not broken,
my fellow poets aren't broken,
poetry still flows.

I'm trying to reach out
and ask others to try.

I want to tell everyone:
don't think of poetry as this other thing;
see poetry in the words of others,
see the flow,
see the careful choice of words,
feel the subtle personality of others,
and yourself,
in the words on the screen;
it's all poetry;
you just need to look for it;
you just need to see it.

Thanks for reading.

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