Monday, May 31, 2010

QUICK LIT BITE OF THE DAY! FAB LIT THINGS TO KNOW!

Fabulous, fantastic, and interesting are what literature truly represents! Here are some "quick lit bites" to get you motivated and inspired to read, write, and immerse yourself in literature.

QUICK LIT BITE OF THE DAY!

Jack Spicer-was an American poet often identified with the San Francisco Renaissance.  In 2009, My Vocabulary Did This to Me: The Collected Poetry of Jack Spicer won the American Book Award for poetry.

Psychoanalysis: An Elegy by: Jack Spicer
 
What are you thinking about?

I am thinking of an early summer.
I am thinking of wet hills in the rain
Pouring water. Shedding it
Down empty acres of oak and manzanita
Down to the old green brush tangled in the sun,
Greasewood, sage, and spring mustard.
Or the hot wind coming down from Santa Ana
Driving the hills crazy,
A fast wind with a bit of dust in it
Bruising everything and making the seed sweet.
Or down in the city where the peach trees
Are awkward as young horses,
And there are kites caught on the wires
Up above the street lamps,
And the storm drains are all choked with dead branches.


What are you thinking?


I think that I would like to write a poem that is slow as a summer
As slow getting started
As 4th of July somewhere around the middle of the second stanza
After a lot of unusual rain
California seems long in the summer.
I would like to write a poem as long as California
And as slow as a summer.
Do you get me, Doctor? It would have to be as slow
As the very tip of summer.
As slow as the summer seems
On a hot day drinking beer outside Riverside
Or standing in the middle of a white-hot road
Between Bakersfield and Hell
Waiting for Santa Claus.


What are you thinking now?


I’m thinking that she is very much like California.
When she is still her dress is like a roadmap. Highways
Traveling up and down her skin
Long empty highways
With the moon chasing jackrabbits across them
On hot summer nights.
I am thinking that her body could be California
And I a rich Eastern tourist
Lost somewhere between Hell and Texas
Looking at a map of a long, wet, dancing California
That I have never seen.
Send me some penny picture-postcards, lady,
Send them.
One of each breast photographed looking
Like curious national monuments,
One of your body sweeping like a three-lane highway
Twenty-seven miles from a night’s lodging
In the world’s oldest hotel.


What are you thinking?


I am thinking of how many times this poem
Will be repeated. How many summers
Will torture California
Until the damned maps burn
Until the mad cartographer
Falls to the ground and possesses
The sweet thick earth from which he has been hiding.


What are you thinking now?


I am thinking that a poem could go on forever.



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Sunday, May 30, 2010

QUICK LIT BITE OF THE DAY! FAB LIT THINGS TO KNOW!

Fabulous, fantastic, and interesting are what literature truly represents! Here are some "quick lit bites" to get you motivated and inspired to read, write, and immerse yourself in literature.

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Metonymy-substituting a word for another word closely associated with it.

Examples:
 
Tongue: original meaning-oral muscle
Metonymic use: Language or Dialect
 
 
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Saturday, May 29, 2010

QUICK LIT BITE OF THE DAY! FAB LIT THINGS TO KNOW!

Fabulous, fantastic, and interesting are what literature truly represents! Here are some "quick lit bites" to get you motivated and inspired to read, write, and immerse yourself in literature.

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Stream of consciousness-Technique where the author writes down their thoughts as fast as they come, typically to create an interior monologue characterized by leaps in syntax and punctuation that trace a character's fragmentary thoughts and sensory feelings.

Best literary works that utilized "stream of consciousness is; William Falkner's "As I Lay Dying."



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Friday, May 28, 2010

*SIX WORD STORY* WEEKLY WINNERS!

The Read-Up "six word story weekly winners" 5/28

Cheater Suck-Lie Lie-Relationship Suffer (Janice, RI)

I'm Fat-Love Eating-Who Cares (Sandy, CA)

My Friend-Dumb Skank-No More (Keisha, VT)

*Maintaining Life-Chaotic Grind-Blissful Progression (Literary Diva Blogtalk Radio)*


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QUICK LIT BITE OF THE DAY! FAB LIT THINGS TO KNOW!

Fabulous, fantastic, and interesting are what literature truly represents! Here are some "quick lit bites" to get you motivated and inspired to read, write, and immerse yourself in literature.

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Yvor Winters-American poet and critic. His controversial criticism was based on the thesis that a work of art should be "an act of moral judgment." In Defense of Reason (1947), his major critical work, is a collection of three earlier studies-Primitivism and Decadence (1937), Maule's Curse (1938), and The Anatomy of Nonsense (1943).

Yvor Winters (poem-"The Moralist")

You would extend the mind beyond the act,
Furious, bending, suffering in thin
And unpoetic dicta; you have been
Forced by hypothesis to fiercer fact.
As metal singing hard, with firmness racked,
You formulate our passion; and behind
In some harsh moment nowise of the mind
Lie the old meanings your advance has packed.

No man can hold existence in the head.
I, too, have known the anguish of the right
Amid this net of mathematic dearth,
And the brain throbbing like a ship at night:
Have faced with old unmitigated dread
The hard familiar wrinkles of the earth.

 
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Thursday, May 27, 2010

QUICK LIT BITE OF THE DAY! FAB LIT THINGS TO KNOW!

Fabulous, fantastic, and interesting are what literature truly represents! Here are some "quick lit bites" to get you motivated and inspired to read, write, and immerse yourself in literature.

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Epigram-a short poem or verse that seeks to ridicule a thought or event, usually with witticism or sarcasm.
 
Slant Rhyme-known as near rhyme, half rhyme, off rhyme, imperfect rhyme, oblique rhyme, or pararhyme. A distinctive system or pattern of metrical structure and verse composition in which two words have only their final consonant sounds and no preceding vowel or consonant sounds in common.
Instead of perfect or identical sounds or rhyme, it is the repetition of near or similar sounds or the pairing of accented and unaccented sounds that if both were accented would be perfect rhymes.
 
 
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Wednesday, May 26, 2010

QUICK LIT BITE OF THE DAY! FAB LIT THINGS TO KNOW!

Fabulous, fantastic, and interesting are what literature truly represents! Here are some "quick lit bites" to get you motivated and inspired to read, write, and immerse yourself in literature.

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Juxtaposition-Using two themes, characters, phrases, words, or situations together for comparison, contrast, or rhetoric.

Litotes-is a figure of speech in which a certain statement is expressed by denying its opposite.

2. A form of understatement, always deliberate and with the intention of emphasis.
 
 
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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

*CHAOTIC MERRY GO ROUND*

*THOUGHT PROVOKING LITERATURE*

Salty and sweet intertwines like good and bad to provide chaos with a playful playground. Believers grind and seek but only to play on play when time permits. Grinding on the daily leaves the unseen out of reach only to have it in front of you but you never touch.

Freedom lags behind you as you stay chained and trapped in a small box of heaven; as life evolves but you don’t blink. Believers grind and seek but only to play on play when time permits. Grinding on the daily leaves the unseen out of reach only to have it in front of you but you never touch.

Silence begs forgiveness as time slices through life with sharpness and rugged criteria. Believers grind and seek but only to play on play when time permits. Grinding on the daily leaves the unseen out of reach only to have it in front of you but you never touch.

Isolation comes as the chaotic grind seeps into the souls of confusion. Hope intrigues as chaos runs to the finish line. Believers grind and seek but only to play on play when time permits. Grinding on the daily leaves the unseen out of reach only to have it in front of you but you never touch.

Wisdom is the seed born but never nurtured until chaos rears its ugly head into a cave of self destruction. Believers grind and seek but only to play on play when time permits. Grinding on the daily leaves the unseen out of reach only to have it in front of you but you never touch.


By: Literary Diva of BTR and *The Lit Factor*
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QUICK LIT BITE OF THE DAY! FAB LIT THINGS TO KNOW!

Fabulous, fantastic, and interesting are what literature truly represents! Here are some "quick lit bites" to get you motivated and inspired to read, write, and immerse yourself in literature.

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Back Story-
As a literary device backstory is often employed to lend depth or verisimilitude to the main story. The dramatic revelation of secrets from the backstory, as a useful technique for developing a story, was recognized as far back as Aristotle, in Poetics.

Backstories are usually revealed, partially or in full, chronologically or otherwise, as the main narrative unfolds.

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Sunday, May 23, 2010

QUICK LIT BITE OF THE DAY! FAB LIT THINGS TO KNOW!

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Censorship-Act of changing or suppressing speech or writing that is considered subversive of the common good.
 
*Censorship-is strictly the review by an authority of any material before publication or dissemination, with the legal right to prevent, alter, or delay its appearance.
 
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Saturday, May 22, 2010

QUICK LIT BITE OF THE DAY! FAB LIT THINGS TO KNOW!

Fabulous, fantastic, and interesting are what literature truly represents! Here are some "quick lit bites" to get you motivated and inspired to read, write, and immerse yourself in literature.

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 Grammar-Rules of a language governing its phonology, morphology, syntax, and semantics; also, a written summary of such rules.

1. The study of how words and their component parts combine to form sentences.

2. Writing or speech judged with regard to such a set of rules.


Context-The circumstances in which an event occurs; a setting.

1. A context-free grammar is one where the rules apply regardless of context; a context-sensitive grammar is one where this is not so.

2. Context also refers to the wider situation, either of speaker or of the surroundings, that may play a part in determining the signifi-cance of a saying.


However you look at it, both are important when creating your story.  As you move ahead with your writing be sure to check for grammatical errors in your work.  Doing this will make the context of the situation surrounding your story (plot, characters etc..) more clear and concise. It will  also guide you in making sure your sentences are structured properly.  Remember it's important to understand grammar and the rules that go along with it. For that reason your foundation will be clear as you move on to build your story.  Having the freedom to work different styles of grammar and or dialect in your writing is up to you as long as you know the rules.

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Friday, May 21, 2010

Literary Diva Presents: A Lit Chat! Author Brittani Williams!


Join us as we welcome author Brittani Williams. She is an author on the move with many books to her credit. With the realease of "Black Diamond 2" she is steadily heating up the literary charts. The other books to her credit include; "Daddy's Little Girl", "Black Diamond", "Sugar Walls", and "The Cat House." The praise for her writing has come from many in the literary world. At this point the world of books is her oyster and with her own publishing company she is sure to keep making headway on the literary scene. Stay tuned and keep it locked.

Saturday May 22@ 12pm Live@ www.blogtalkradio.com/diva29

THE READ-UP: "SIX WORD STORY WEEKLY WINNERS" 5/21

Congrats to our "six word story" weekly winners!

Lazy Days-Slow Groove-Cool Breezes (Tom, NV)

Fashion Rules-My Life-Love Manolos (Tinelle, DE)

Going Broke-Bad Economy-Life Continues (Steve, UT)

*True Wealth-Exist Internally-No Fear (Literary Diva Blogtalk Radio)*

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QUICK LIT BITE OF THE DAY! FAB LIT THINGS TO KNOW!

Fabulous, fantastic, and interesting are what literature truly represents! Here are some "quick lit bites" to get you motivated and inspired to read, write, and immerse yourself in literature.

QUICK LIT BITE OF THE DAY!

Literary Criticism-is the study, evaluation, and interpretation of literature.

Literary Theory- is the philosophical discussion of its methods and goals.

Both activities are closely related, but literary critics are not always, and have not always been, theorists.


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Thursday, May 20, 2010

QUICK LIT BITE OF THE DAY! FAB LIT THINGS TO KNOW!

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*RANDOM THOUGHTS OF INSPIRATION*

Visionary aspects of divine sentiments hold your eye still to capture time in a portal of evolution.

Juicy summer gets close to smooth skin as it drips with sweet sweat and tap dances softly with innocent play on play.

Brain soaks up yummy goodness and climax at the speed of light.

Laughing hysterically keeps time captured in a small box if only for a moment.

Trembling corpuscles hits you like girlish play as your foreplay controls the moment.

Salacious egos say touch me, tease me, and baby please me.

Climatic whispers intrude the body at the speed of light; only to feel the take over and hide into psychotic vulnerability.

Love bubbles drip blissful foreplay in my eardrum to only turn my body into a harp.

Seeing is believing, as seeing is truth and believing is evolution.


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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

*ANONYMOUS* Thought Provoking Lit!

As I lay thinking of how it all happened; the clock chimes slowly.
Magical and splendid reviews of charm and wit enthrall my psyche as I lay naked.
Climaxing a million times over fills my body with jitters, shakes and revelations of bliss.

Embracing the grimy but glorious thoughts has turned sadistically evil but yummy.
Love is captured as eruption takes over and paralyzes my body and pricks it at the speed of light.
Locking in the flavor is a must, as the juice runs through my body and up to my tongue for a taste of a life time.

Shadows tour the ins and outs of me and leave me breathless and dreaming of lilies.
Amazing, delicious, and damn right psychotic as the tightness holds, seduce, and comes knocking one more time.
Smiles of girlish hotness sway me to dive in for one more bite and ride it out until the sun sets.

Time as allotted me a great moment to devour and enjoy with free flows of bone crushing fantasy.
Sick thoughts of juiced up elegance was the flavor combination that took the bait.

As I lay thinking of how it all happened; the clock chimes slowly and stroke my salacious ego into the confines of a million climatic whispers.


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QUICK LIT BITE OF THE DAY! FAB LIT THINGS TO KNOW!

Fabulous, fantastic, and interesting are what literature truly represents! Here are some "quick lit bites" to get you motivated and inspired to read, write, and immerse yourself in literature.

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Flash Fiction-is fiction of extreme brevity.  It's described as stories that are 1000 words or less. One type of flash fiction is the short-short story with an exact word count. Examples include 55 Fiction, the Drabble and the 69er. Nanofictions are complete stories, with at least one character and a discernible plot, exactly 55 words long. A Drabble is a story of exactly 100 words, excluding titles, and a 69er is a story of exactly 69 words, again excluding the title.


The challenge is yours! Create the best flash fiction that you can.

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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

*BUBBLY TREE-LAUGHING DROPS OF JUICY SAP*

Echoes of drops drip through the wind as bubbly tree grows and magnify’s. Innocence that’s striking; it gives off a special enticing feeling that life is still here and evolving.

Laughing and hard core triumphant abilities are glorified as bubbly tree take shape and dominate in grand rapture, as it gears up for the take over. Dripping juicy sap and setting up for hypnotic notoriety is bubbly tree in pure elegance.

Standing tall and naked it ripples through the wind as the force of the liquid quietly drips and magnify’s to the tenth power. Mindful and vibrant is the essence of the master as it releases it’s rugged and joyful ambiance into a sea of ugly particles only to attach itself to flesh and penetrate juicy sap into the fierce air.

Bondage free bubbly tree commands nature’s attention as it’s juicy sap drips and moves slowly to a natural beat of love and harmony. Wide open and vulnerable it gives off substance and hope as it prays on the innocence while laughing.

As it laughs and drip bold, yet juicy sap, echoes of drops drip through the wind as bubbly tree grows and magnify’s. Innocence that’s striking, it gives off a special enticing feeling that life is still here and evolving.

By: Literary Diva of blogtalk radio and "The Lit Factory"
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QUICK LIT BITE OF THE DAY! FAB LIT THINGS TO KNOW!

Fabulous, fantastic, and interesting are what literature truly represents! Here are some "quick lit bites" to get you motivated and inspired to read, write, and immerse yourself in literature.

QUICK LIT BITE OF THE DAY!

Ernest Hemingway was an American writer and journalist. His style was very distinct which was known as the iceberg theory.  It characterized by economy and understatement and influenced 20th-century fiction, as did his apparent life of adventure and the public image he cultivated.

Ernest Hemingway "six word story"-"For sale: baby shoes, never worn."

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Monday, May 17, 2010

*SIX WORD STORY WEEKLY WINNERS*

*THE READ-UP SIX WORD STORY* 5/14

Damn Insurgents-You Suck-Stupid Idiots (Stephen, OK)

Summer Breeze-Feels Nice-Blow Baby (May, CT)

My Son-Bad Ass-Terrible Twos (Dominick, NJ)

*Dancing Lolita-Flirtatious Innocence-Living Happy (Literary Diva Blogtalk Radio)*

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QUICK LIT BITE OF THE DAY! FAB LIT THINGS TO KNOW!

Fabulous, fantastic, and interesting are what literature truly represents! Here are some "quick lit bites" to get you motivated and inspired to read, write, and immerse yourself in literature.

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Think-To have or formulate in the mind. To exercise the power of reason, as by conceiving ideas, drawing inferences, and using judgment.

Thought-are forms created in the mind, rather than the forms perceived through the five senses.

Having the ability to think and form a thought can helps us understand so much.  Today use your mind it's the greatest "life insurance policy" you will ever have.

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Sunday, May 16, 2010

Literary Diva Presents: Literary Hip Hop Chat! Sean "XLG" Mitchell!


Join us as we welcome hip hop author and artist Sean "XLG" Mitchell." He's the author of the new book "The Roof Is On Fire-101 Greatest Moments In Hip Hop." This book celebrates and highlights events and achievments in rap music over the past 30 years. The events that are written about in this book, are from past and present with artist who made hip hop what it is today and artist who are continuing to take hip hop to the next level. In this book there are interviews from the greatest mc's and dj's who give their take on hip hop and it's true culture. As we dive into this hot book we will get to know the artist, writer, and the true hip hop head behind the words. Stay tuned and keep it locked.

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STRAIGHT JACKET-America's Wing's On Lock

I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and stop living like hypocrites full of ignorance and tempestuous antics. I have a dream. I have a dream that the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together and say don’t move before I break my shackled slave foot off in your slave owning ass. I have a dream. I have a dream. Thank God almighty I have a dream.

STOP LET’S BLEED OFF THE DREAM BEAT AND BREAK IT DOWN!

Institutions, lies, misuses, pimping, solitary confinement, and slavery are America’s ways and means. Rising up and breaking bread is not reality as we sit here and think “how in the hell are we going to eat!”

Dreams come in all forms of hopes, lust, and must-haves, as mountains of lies stake their claim and protrude willingly out into the confines and create mass hysteria. I have a dream, that’s right I do have a dream that one day shit will be work in my favor, and that I can get a leg up. I have a dream. I have a dream that I can get this money, and I can buy a banging car and hook it up with spinners and outfit it in the best louis vuitton seat covers. I have a dream. I have a dream that I can be the welfare queen in the ghetto and milk it for what it’s worth. I have a dream. I have dream that I can eat fried chicken and collard greens and with cornbread. I have a dream. I have a dream that I can walk in the white house ghetto fabulous style with gold fronts and bling. I have a dream. I have a dream that reparations are the answers to my money prayers. I have a dream. I have a dream that these damn tea baggers will shut the hell up and crawl back where ever the hell they came from. I have a dream. I have a dream that America will wake up and do right by its people. I have a dream.

Serious isn’t it? Mind blowing at best, but dead on wouldn’t you say. Something is fishy as we sit here keep putting our dreams in the hands Dr. King, Malcolm X, Barack Obama, Louis Farrakhan, and the damn Pope.

Scratch and sniff and see what kind of smell comes out of a dream as the devious rhetoric continues to rock America and bring instability, pain, tea parties, fornication, animated pastors, pimps, celebrity, dirty politics, and depopulation. Formulated and documented is what sticks as the dirty birdie works her magic on you.

Amped up semantics and hoopla are the variables of the day as we ride on America’s collision course to a never ending destiny that’s sure to take us out. Suffering and despair seems to find its way into the hearts of you and especially into America’s heart as solitary confinement isn’t far.

Hail to good old fashion America as this nation is on lock and living in a straight jacket full of lies, institutions, illiteracy and hot mess issues. Joy and pain are pumping out and creating a sea of suckers, robbers, deadbeats, crazies, and lost souls. Domination of evolution is prized to take over as morals are devalued into spiritual diarrhea that tells you to pray, pray, and pray and just maybe the hold will release its dark and supped up ways on you.

Dream big or go home they say, but what is there to dream about when you have people who can do it for you. “I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and stop living like hypocrites full of ignorance and tempestuous antics. I have a dream. I have a dream that the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together and say don’t move before I break my shackled slave foot off in your slave owning ass. I have a dream. I have a dream. Thank God almighty I have a dream.”

By: Literary Diva of Blogtalk Radio and (The Lit Factory)
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Saturday, May 15, 2010

*UPGRADING YOUR LITERACY STATUS-A Fabulous Endeavor*

Literacy is the ability to read and write. It’s the core and the foundation of what we use on a daily basis. Having access to this wonderful foundation is promising and propels our futures to the next level.

It’s important to continue upping your literacy skills as much as you can. The possibilities that can occur just by doing this, will reap substantial rewards in your professional and private lives. Reading and writing can benefit all of us, and most of all our younger generation of kids. Pushing the envelope to make sure we are literate and especially our kids, is a must so our evolution can continue in a creative and fabulous way.

As we embark within our lives and continue our journeys it’s imperative to look at literacy as a whole, and somehow work it into our lives, where it’s eventually apart of our lives on a daily basis. Being able to pick up a book, a newspaper, and a magazine article is a start to many to stay on track in continuing their literacy upgrading. Getting in as much reading and writing as you can will keep you guided on the path to eventually making it a habit. Striving to do just that will enable you to constantly keep upgrading your literacy skills.

Reading helps us to think and expand our mind into other forms of creative endeavors that can take our private and professional lives to the next level.  As writing helps us to think clearer and master our thought process; both are assets that can benefit everyone in grand ways.

All in all being the star of your literacy status is profound and puts you at a level beyond most. Taking this up is up to you and only you. Staying in the know when it comes to your literacy abilities is mega important and can ultimately take you to higher heights beyond your wildest dreams.

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Friday, May 14, 2010

QUICK LIT BITE OF THE DAY! FAB LIT THINGS TO KNOW!

Fabulous, fantastic, and interesting are what literature truly represents! Here are some "quick lit bites" to get you motivated and inspired to read, write, and immerse yourself in literature.

QUICK LIT BITE OF THE DAY!

Basil Bunting was a Bristish modernist poet who played a significant part in literature. His reputation was established with the publication of Briggflatts in 1966. He was an accomplished reader of his own work.

Briggflatts prt 1 by Basil Bunting:

Brag, sweet tenor bull,
descant on Rawthey’s madrigal,
each pebble its part
for the fells’ late spring.
Dance tiptoe, bull,
black against may.
Ridiculous and lovely
chase hurdling shadows
morning into noon.
May on the bull’s hide
and through the dale
furrows fill with may,
paving the slowworm’s way.

A mason times his mallet
to a lark’s twitter,
listening while the marble rests,
lays his rule
at a letter’s edge,
fingertips checking,
till the stone spells a name
naming none,
a man abolished.
Painful lark, labouring to rise!
The solemn mallet says:
In the grave’s slot
he lies. We rot.

Decay thrusts the blade,
wheat stands in excrement
trembling. Rawthey trembles.
Tongue stumbles, ears err
for fear of spring.
Rub the stone with sand,
wet sandstone rending
roughness away. Fingers
ache on the rubbing stone.
The mason says: Rocks
happen by chance.
No one here bolts the door,
love is so sore.

Stone smooth as skin,
cold as the dead they load
on a low lorry by night.
The moon sits on the fell
but it will rain.
Under sacks on the stone
two children lie,
hear the horse stale,
the mason whistle,
harness mutter to shaft,
felloe to axle squeak,
rut thud the rim,
crushed grit.

Stocking to stocking, jersey to jersey,
head to a hard arm,
they kiss under the rain,
bruised by their marble bed.
In Garsdale, dawn;
at Hawes, tea from the can.
Rain stops, sacks
steam in the sun, they sit up.
Copper-wire moustache,
sea-reflecting eyes
and Baltic plainsong speech
declare: By such rocks
men killed Bloodaxe.

Fierce blood throbs in his tongue,
lean words.
Skulls cropped for steel caps
huddle round Stainmore.
Their becks ring on limestone,
whisper to peat.
The clogged cart pushes the horse downhill.
In such soft air
they trudge and sing,
laying the tune frankly on the air.
All sounds fall still,
feilside bleat,
hide-and-seek peewit.

Her pulse their pace,
palm countering palm,
till a trench is filled,
stone white as cheese
jeers at the dale.
Knotty wood, hard to rive,
smoulders to ash;
smell of October apples.
The road again,
at a trot.
Wetter, warmed, they watch
the mason meditate
on name and date.

Rain rinses the road,
the bull streams and laments.
Sour rye porridge from the hob
with cream and black tea,
meat, crust and crumb.
Her parents in bed
the children dry their clothes.
He has untied the tape
of her striped flannel drawers
before the range. Naked
on the pricked rag mat
his fingers comb
thatch of his manhood’s home.

Gentle generous voices weave
over bare night
words to confirm and delight
till bird dawn.
Rainwater from the butt
she fetches and flannel
to wash him inch by inch,
kissing the pebbles.
Shining slowworm part of the marvel.
The mason stirs:
Words!
Pens are too light.
Take a chisel to write.

Every birth a crime,
every sentence life.
Wiped of mould and mites
would the ball run true?
No hope of going back.
Hounds falter and stray,
shame deflects the pen.
Love murdered neither bleeds nor stifles
but jogs the draftsman’s elbow.
What can he, changed, tell
her, changed, perhaps dead?
Delight dwindles. Blame
stays the same.

Brief words are hard to find,
shapes to carve and discard:
Bloodaxe, king of York,
king of Dublin, king of Orkney.
Take no notice of tears;
letter the stone to stand
over love laid aside lest
insufferable happiness impede
flight to Stainmore,
to trace
lark, mallet,
becks, flocks
and axe knocks.

Dung will not soil the slowworm’s
mosaic. Breathless lark
drops to nest in sodden trash;
Rawthey truculent, dingy.
Drudge at the mallet, the may is down,
fog on fells. Guilty of spring
and spring’s ending
amputated years ache after
the bull is beef, love a convenience.
It is easier to die than to remember.
Name and date
split in soft slate
a few months obliterate.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

QUICK LIT BITE OF THE DAY! FAB LIT THINGS TO KNOW!

Fabulous, fantastic, and interesting are what literature truly represents! Here are some "quick lit bites" to get you motivated and inspired to read, write, and immerse yourself in literature.

QUICK LIT BITE OF THE DAY!

Literacy is the ability to read and write. It's also the "ability to identify, understand, interpret, create, communicate, compute and use printed and written materials associated with varying contexts. Literacy involves a continuum of learning in enabling individuals to achieve their goals, to develop their knowledge and potential, and to participate fully in their community and wider society."

When it comes to literacy it's the foundation of all that we do in our daily lives.  Take action now and continue your education and help to provide others with the gift of literacy.

By: Literary Diva of Blogtalk Radio (www.blogtalkradio.com/diva29)
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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

QUICK LIT BITE OF THE DAY! FAB LIT THINGS TO KNOW!

Fabulous, fantastic, and interesting are what literature truly represents! Here are some "quick lit bites" to get you motivated and inspired to read, write, and immerse yourself in literature.

QUICK LIT BITE OF THE DAY!

*Character Sketching*

A character sketch is a short written description introducing the reader to a character in a story. This is often one of the first writing exercises taught in English classes. Strong characters give the reader a reason to stay interested in your story. Learning how to write a character sketch is the first step towards great creative writing.

Developing your characters before hand will enable your creative abilities to take the story to another level.  As you move forward with your character sketch think about; the name of your character, physical description, likes and dislikes, any interesting relationships the character may have, geographical location, strengths and weeknesses of the character, and what makes the charcater different such as high or low pitch voice, and or disablilities. 

All of these things and more can help when developing your characters for your next story.  Happy character sketching!

By: Literary Diva Blogtalk Radio (www.blogtalkradio.com/diva29
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Tuesday, May 11, 2010

*HONEY SUCKLE-TASTING SWEET RYTHYMS OF BUBBLE TAPS*

Chaotic grind of the mind tap lightly on tongue juice in Georgia.

Peel off the bottom of seduction with gentle taps of sweet saliva.
Tiny kisses feel ripe vein juice seeping out of sexy love portals.
Sweet melodious tones of a-cappella strings design soft peeps of scenery.
Intimate instruction of purple haze devours the erected brainstem to insanity.
Rain erupts and hit shoulders that taste lightly salted but sweet to the tongue.
Lazy egos collide and spark hard climatic intuition with hot dripping bubbles of intimidation.

Juicy summer drips off the beat and hit tasty prickly corpuscles running gently.


By: Literary Diva (www.blogtalkradio.com/diva29) and the "Lit Factory"
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QUICK LIT BITE OF THE DAY! FAB LIT THINGS TO KNOW!

Fabulous, fantastic, and interesting are what literature truly represents! Here are some "quick lit bites" to get you motivated and inspired to read, write, and immerse yourself in literature.

QUICK LIT BITE OF THE DAY!

Williams Carlos Williams was an American poet that was closely associated with modernism and Imagism. He was also a pediatrician and general practitioner of medicine. However writing was his true passion. His work consists of short stories, poems, plays, novels, critical essays, an autobiography, translations and correspondence. His most anthologized poem is "The Red Wheelbarrow", considered an example of the Imagist movement's style and principles.

William Carlos William-poem: "The Red Wheelbarrow"

so much depends
upon
a red wheel
barrow
glazed with rain
water
beside the white
chickens.

Monday, May 10, 2010

QUICK LIT BITE OF THE DAY! FAB LIT THINGS TO KNOW!

Fabulous, fantastic, and interesting are what literature truly represents! Here are some "quick lit bites" to get you motivated and inspired to read, write, and immerse yourself in literature.

QUICK LIT BITE OF THE DAY!

Alfred Francis Kreymborg was an American poet, novelist, playwright, literary editor and anthologist. 
Mushrooms. Kreymborg's first collection of experimental free verse which was the very essence of the new school of ultra poetic expression."

Kreymborg-poem: "Parasite"

GOOD woman:
Don’t love the man.
Love yourself,
As you have done so exquisitely before.
Like that tortoise-shell cat of yours
Washing away the flies; or are they fleas?
You’ve hurt him again?
Good!
Do it often.
No— 10
He’ll love you the more—
Always.
Remember how he forgave you the last time,
And how he loved you in the forgiving.
Give him an adventure in godhood
And the higher moralities.
Hurt him again.
Fine!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Literary Diva Presents: Financial Literacy Chat! Frank Corbin!

Join us as we welcome real estate investor, wealth builder, and financial expert Frank Corbin. He is the founder and CEO of REMIC CORP, a real estate mentorship company located in Mississauga, Ontario. We will be discussing his book "8 Strategies To Highly Effective Credit." We will also dive into the life of this author/business man to get his advice on business, credit, and what it takes to be debt free. Stay tuned and keep it locked.

Join us today@ 12pm@  www.blogtalkradio.com/diva29

Friday, May 7, 2010

QUICK LIT BITE OF THE DAY! FAB LIT THINGS TO KNOW!

Fabulous, fantastic, and interesting are what literature truly represents! Here are some "quick lit bites" to get you motivated and inspired to read, write, and immerse yourself in literature.


QUICK LIT BITE OF THE DAY!

Poet Emily Dickinson was a prolific private poet who lived a mostly introverted and reclusive life.  Her poems are unique for the era in which she wrote; they contain short lines, typically lack titles, and often use slant rhyme as well as unconventional capitalization and punctuation. Many of her poems deal with themes of death and immortality.

Emily Dickinson poem-"This is my letter to the world"

That never wrote to me,--
The simple news that Nature told,
With tender majesty.
Her message is committed
To hands I cannot see;
For love of her, sweet countrymen,
Judge tenderly of me!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

QUICK LIT BIT OF THE DAY! FAB LIT THINGS TO KNOW!

Fabulous, fantastic, and interesting are what literature truly represents! Here are some "quick lit bites" to get you motivated and inspired to read, write, and immerse yourself in literature.

QUICK LIT BITE OF THE DAY!
 
Poet, author, and journalist Djuna Barnes was one of literature's baddest literary divas of her time. She's most known for her compelling novel "Nightwood." It was a cult work of modern fiction! T.S. Eliot contributed to the novel by writing the introduction.  A very well known literary figure in Paris of the 1920s and 1930s, who ultimately voluntarily retired into reclusiveness and produced only a small body of work.

Djuna Barnes-poem: "The Personal God"

Creeds of a kind we've always had
To crouch by our dim fireside.
And here some gossiping wench arose
And the worth of some good name died
Yea, the whole stale world went rocking
To the sting of her poisoned heels,
As a sky-car mangles the stars
For lack of the guiding wheels.
Though all of us sin most fully
When hushed in our neighbourly sweats,
Yet sometimes a man goes empty
For the urge of things, and forgets.
We stick to the same old pattern,
All daubed and kissed and marred,
But I'll use my own gray plaster
And I'll build me a personal God.
I'll breathe out his flaccid belly,
I'll cup out his sightless eyes,
I'll sob in the labour bending,
As I handle his plastic thighs.
And he shall be rash of judgment,
And slow in the use of the rod.
My God shall giggle in spite of himself,
In the way of a personal God.
He shall heed no other's message;
He shall follow no dusty path;
He'll believe in no written pity;
Nor yet in a written wrath;
He'll breed no circle of platters
Nor take root in your yearly fees;
He'll ask no patient toll of tears
Nor the terrible toll of the knees.
So, when all of you flock to your fancy,
The God that is always the same,
My God shall halt and be human
And his judgment shall halt and be lame
Yea, the devil came down your pass,
Blown in on the strength of the breeze,
And because your Gods were duplicates
He shattered you on his knees.
I'll work my clay as I find it,
All hushed as it lies in the sod,
And he shall be built for better or worse
In the way of a Personal God.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

FABULOUS LITERARY SITE! "THE LITERARY PLATFORM!"

The Literary Platform is an interesting site that's dedicated to showcasing projects experimenting with literature and technology. It brings together comments from industry figures and key thinkers, and encourages debate.

It's a site filled with interesting literary news, and aims to help interested parties to get an overview of what is going on – here in the UK and abroad.
 
For more info visit http://www.theliteraryplatform.com/ today!

QUICK LIT BITE OF THE DAY-FAB LIT THINGS TO KNOW!

Fabulous, fantastic, and interesting are what literature truly represents! Here are some "quick lit bites" to get you motivated and inspired to read, write, and immerse yourself in literature.

Quick Lit Bit of the day!

Poet, author, and avante-garde bohemian designer Mina Loy had her own style. First readers of "Songs to Joannes" were shocked by Loy's forward expressions of human sexuality, particularly the grotesque and uncensored depictions of erotic desire and bodily functions.  Beyond the surface, Mina Loy exposed the inequities and hypocrisies of a male dominated society, and the resulting damage suffered by women physically and emotionally.

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Tuesday, May 4, 2010

NATIONAL ANTHEM-A DIRTY CLASSIC


As we sit and hail to America with gleam and bow to the trifles of classic American ways; we are robbed of our glory and right to bright stars and to take beliefs and ass whoopings to the next level.


Robbing Peter to Pay Paul is the anthem and cries of this early light. Time is flying and beefs are flourishing as we sit here and strip ourselves raw to the bone to fit into this hypocritical society we call America.

Hush little baby don’t say a word, momma’s gonna buy you a mocking bird and if that mocking bird don’t sing momma’s gonna buy you a diamond ring. Legendary and crude wouldn’t you say. Say it again momma, say it again momma please! “I want a diamond and a damn mocking bird so I tell your lying ass to shut the hell up. Deceit comes in all notions and must have fashions as the laziness is the strong operative in this religious, make a wish and erroneous society.

Breeding grounds of this ruckus are lies that keep America at the forefront and operating on air and borrowed time. Taste the life of the ways and enjoy the sunset as America is the nation under God indivisible with liberty and justice for all. Legendary and dirty, but this time it’s really dirty as mountains of hidden treasures remain in bondage; and as families reminisce about being on massa’s playground, filled with fields of cotton and one room lavish homes that niggers could live in and pick cotton forever. Deep wouldn’t you say, as the tragedies of down home America is kept under wraps, so the joys of knowing these hidden gems won’t flourish to the surface.

Oh say can you see by the dawns early light, what so proudly we hailed at the twilight last gleaming, whose broad stripes and bright stars; through the perils of dark fornication and lot souls that spill into the heartland of this backed up of a sewer nation. Dark, dirty and a mountain of dramatics is the obvious when it comes to this American classic.

As the rockets red glare; the bombs bursting in air; gave proof through the night; that our flag was still flying high with lies as we sing and embrace something that truly gets its rocks off on the backs of Americans and immigrants.

Oh how dirty this classic can be as we keep it moving in this nation of hidden gems and radical nonsense. Time encases us as we move to the American beat of “oh say can you see” only to live through massive hysteria, terrorist attacks and rhetoric that comes out to play when Al Qaeda is blowing us up.

Instant celebrity, political gambling, and turn a blind eye is what makes up this dirty classic. Creating a whirl wind of joy and pain is the true meaning of this hit song, but only to leave us encased in the four walls of American solitary confinement to rot as this dirty classic does it’s one two step for generations to come.


By: Literary Diva of blogtalk radio (Diva's House) and the Lit Factory
www.blogtalkradio.com/diva29

Monday, May 3, 2010

"SIX WORD STORY WEEKLY WINNERS"

THE READ-UP 4/30 "SIX WORD STORY WEEKLY WINNERS."

CONGRATS!

God's Angels-Embrace Me-Love Me (Emma, IL)

Summer Gleams-Hot Days-Rocking Times (Tony,  GA)

Hot Sauce-It's Hot-Tasty Flavor (Ryan, NY)

Kiss Me-Tease Me-Wait Insert (*Literary Diva Of Blogtalk radio*)

For more info on the six word story weekly challenge send an email to: literarydiva29@yahoo.com