Means "beautiful voice" from Greek καλλος (kallos) "beauty" and οψ (ops) "voice". In Greek mythology she was a goddess of epic poetry and eloquence, one of the nine Muses.
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.
Our lives are never fully investigated,
our questions never completely answered,
our hearts never fully at rest.
There is no peace in a striving mind.
There is a little voice, asking for more.
What does yours ask for?
Pleasure? Wealth? Power?
Love? Devotion? Sacrifice?
Does it ask for second helpings
of things you should have avoided?
Does it wish for impossible objects,
or to simply make it through this day?
Welcome to the world between your ears,
behind your eyes, and above your tongue.
Everything you've ever known has passed through here.
Much of what you forgot is stuck in cracks here.
Do forgotten things rest in fissures,
like scribbled prayers pressed into a temple wall?
Are they swept away with the fear and sadness?
Are they preserved in jars of anger's vinegar?
Can you hear them tapping on the glass?
Will we turn them loose on the world?
Given power over ears, eyes and tongue,
they howl like a gibbon at a snake.
They shame and punish and persecute.
They demand perfection in poverty.
They punch and scratch at compassion.
They spit on the Mona Lisa and call her a slut.
Please be gentle with your babies.
They will hear your voice forever in their heads.
They will feel your rage forever in their hands.
Their hearts will bear the weight of your words.
Readers & Book Lovers Series Schedule
|DAY||TIME (EST/EDT)||Series Name||Editor(s)|
|SUN||6:00 PM||Young Reader's Pavilion||The Book Bear|
|2:00 PM||What's on Your E-Reader?||Caedy|
|2:00 PM||Bibliophile's Wish List||Caedy|
|Sun||9:30 PM||SciFi/Fantasy Book Club||quarkstomper|
|Bi-Monthly Sun||Midnight||Reading Ramblings||don mikulecky|
|2:00 PM||Political Books||Susan from 29|
|Mon||8:00 PM||Monday Murder Mystery||michelewln, Susan from 29|
|Mon||11:00 PM||My Favorite Books/Authors||edrie, MichiganChet|
|TUES||5:00 PM||Indigo Kalliope: Poems from the Left||bigjacbigjacbigjac|
|alternate Tuesdays||8:00 AM||LGBT Literature||Texdude50, Dave in Northridge|
|alternate Tuesdays||8:00 AM||All Things Bookstore||Dave in Northridge|
|Tue||8:00 PM||Contemporary Fiction Views||bookgirl|
|Wed||2:00 PM||e-books||Susan from 29|
|Wed||8:00 PM||Bookflurries Bookchat||cfk|
|THU||8:00 PM||Write On!||SensibleShoes|
|Thu (first each month)||11:00 AM||Monthly Bookpost||AdmiralNaismith|
|alternate Thursdays||11:00 PM||Audiobooks Club||SoCaliana|
|FRI||8:00 AM||Books That Changed My Life||Diana in NoVa|
|Fri||8:00 PM||Books Go Boom!||Brecht; first one each month by ArkDem14|
|Fri||10:00 PM||Slightly Foxed -- But Still Desirable||shortfinals|
|SAT (fourth each month)||11:00 AM||Windy City Bookworm||Chitown Kev|
|Sat||12:00 PM||You Can't Read That! Paul's Book Reviews||pwoodford|
|Sat||9:00 PM||Books So Bad They're Good||Ellid|