|Woodblock Peace puzzle* block - A Corgi playing fetch.|
1. I'm participating in another gigantic *Puzzle Print. Go to printmaker Maria Arango Diener's website to learn more. This one's theme is Peace. I could think of nothing more peaceful than playing fetch with the Corgis every day.
2. And so we soar in on a parachute and settle gently to the ground. National Poetry Month is over. Crunching the numbers here I have 39 poems and poem starts to work with. (Sometimes the poem starts didn't want to wait and became a poem rather quickly.) Onward to editing! How did you do? Get anything new written? When you fine tune, send Gyroscope Review your best work! And don't forget to go read our interview with poet Oonah Joslin.
3. I carried Emily Dickinson around for Poem In Your Pocket Day April 30th. People are still attracted to rhyme, and she's short and pithy enough to captivate. Plus she's one of my favorites. We share a birthday, even.
I never saw a moor,
I never saw the sea;
Yet know I how the heather looks,
And what a wave must be.
I never spoke with God,
Nor visited in heaven;
Yet certain am I of the spot
As if the chart were given
Two butterflies went out at noon
And waltzed above a stream,
Then stepped straight through the firmament
And rested on a beam;
And then together bore away
Upon a shining sea,—
Though never yet, in any port,
Their coming mentioned be.
If spoken by the distant bird,
If met in ether sea
By frigate or by merchantman,
Report was not to me.
4. Did you know that "Green (unroasted) coffee beans are one of the most traded agricultural commodities in the world."
"Over 900 species of insect have been recorded as pests of coffee crops worldwide."
"The roasting process influences the taste of the beverage by changing the coffee bean both physically and chemically."
"Widely known as coffeehouses or cafés, establishments serving prepared coffee or other hot beverages have existed for over five hundred years."
5. Still looking for apps for my iPad. Reading, knitting, music, comics, photography, language etc. Any suggestions of apps you like or can't live without?