Sunday, January 15, 12:30 to 1:30 pm, Third Sunday Literary Open Mic: Coffee Catz at Gravenstein Station, 6761 Sebastopol Ave. (Hwy. 12), Sebastopol, CA. A supportive group of friendly and witty fellow writers creates warm camaraderie. Grab a refreshing drink and tasty treat and enjoy the cozy comfort of the back room or patio, depending on weather. Round robin open mic: share a poem or short story by you or someone else. Listeners welcome. Donation: $5 to $10. Scent free event.
Saturday, Jan. 21: 12:30 to 1:30 pm, Sensory Literary Open Mic, Poetry and Stories That Highlight the Senses at Coffee Catz, Gravenstein Station, 6761 Sebastopol Ave. (Hwy. 12), Sebastopol The 2nd Saturday of each month. Round robin open mic. Donation: $5 to $10. *Scent free event. Listeners welcome.
Note: Normally the 2nd Saturday of each month. Second Saturday falls on Jan. 14 and third Sunday is Jan. 15, so I am temporarily changing sensory open mic to Third Sat. just this month, Jan. 21
Freeze me, squeeze me, winter,
in your cold grip like a vice.
Make my blood run frigid with ice.
Splash me, flash me your sharp grin.
Gnash your icy teeth in the frosty wind.
Chomp the flowers off at the stem,
leaving them to wither in the bloodless sun.
Blast the leaves from the trees,
but stop your laughing at my chagrin.
I’ll stomp you out with my light within,
blazing fiery until I win!
I’ll be cuddly, warm as a summer kiss,
cloaked head to toes in golden light,
draped in velvet and sensuous silk.
I’ll wear chenille and curl up with tea
until the world tips to greet the sun
and leaves you on the run.
I’ll be laughing then
as I chase you out the door.
You’ll pop up down under to even the score.
So, do what you may, winter, I’ll be warm
with the light of spirit blazing high.
I might even call my lover and say, “Hi.”
Sher Lianne Christian
Divining poetry and jazz organ for your party or group
Book: Star Kissed Shadows & CD: Sweet Tongue, Poetry & Music
For Sale at events and at
Audio samples from our CD
Star Kissed Shadows, Divining Poetry: Climb into this book like one would a warm bath for comfort, sensual pleasure, buoyant lightheartedness, and a lasting reminder to enjoy the moment. Open the book at random for insights. If you are ready to deepen your love of life and language, this book is a must.
“Sher's words are those of a woman who loves life, a woman who in her wisdom years knows how to fully embrace and express her playfulness, sensuality, and no-holds-barred honesty, acute observation, and love without judgment. I often pick up Star Kissed Shadows and with eyes shut and intuition open, turn to a page that always speaks to the moment, to the question of my heart. This is a book to carry around with you, to leave by your bed, or keep on your desk. Her poems remind us that we can have a life fully lived.”
Kay Hogan, Seminar Leader, Caregiver
Star Kissed Shadows, Divining Poetry; $20 postpaid. CD Sweet Tongue, Poetry and Music; $20 postpaid. Send a check or pay with paypal. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for mailing address or for Paypal, choose the personal tab, payment owed (to avoid the Paypal fee) at https://www.paypal.com/webapps/mpp/make-online-payments
For Sale at events also
Audio samples from Sweet Tongue https://soundcloud.com/johnny-bodega/sweet-tongue-sample
John's heart-lifting musical CD Behind the Mask is $20 postpaid. http://smokinkeys.weebly.com
Sher Lianne Christian Poetry Divination and Jazz Organ for Special Events & Groups, Care Homes, Church Services Meetings