I went to two fun Saturday classes on watercolor painting taught by wonderful teacher and artist Annie Murphy Springer. See her art at the Artist Coop in Bodega and http://www.anniemurphyspringer.com
This poem from my book makes me think of watercolor.
I’ve submerged in watery realms of shame,
pushed down, drowned with myriad thoughts,
decisions to make, details to handle.
I surface you.
Float me out of over-strive
to achieve with playful grace.
Let’s revel in a sensual
swim, swirl in fragrance of spring-kissed cheeks,
honey dust, love-tumbled sheets,
baked-golden grass in summer rain.
We’re caressed by satin waterfalls,
splashes of apricot sunrise,
sprays of lemon light,
frosty skies, cool silver mist,
streaming sunsets of scarlet.
I shed dry ways, faded dress,
slip into this sultry self.
let's get juicy.
©2004 Star Kissed Shadows, Divining Poetry by Sher Lianne Christian
Sunday, October 19, 12:30 to 1:30 pm: Third Sunday Poetry Open Mic, Coffee Catz at Gravenstein Station, 6761 Sebastopol Ave. (Hwy. 12), Sebastopol. Donation: $3 to $10. Grab a refreshing drink and tasty treat and enjoy the cozy comfort of the back room or patio, depending on weather. A supportive group of friendly and witty fellow writers creates warm camaraderie. Round robin open mic: share a poem or short story by you or someone else, if you like. *Please come scent free.
Star Kissed Shadows, Divining Poetry; $21 postpaid
CD Sweet Tongue, Poetry and Music; $23 postpaid
book and CD; $42 postpaid
Audio samples from Sweet Tongue https://soundcloud.com/johnny-bodega/sweet-tongue-sample
John's heart-lifting musical CD Behind the Mask is $18 postpaid.
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Poetry & Stories for Special Events & Groups
*Dance with your Muse Online Poetry Class Forming: Weekly writing prompts and helpful, encouraging feedback on your poems from facilitator and participants. Four weeks. $65. Email Sher Christian at firstname.lastname@example.org for information and to enroll.
Friday, October 31, 1:00 to 2:30 pm The Russian River Senior Center Open Mic. Trick ot treat! Join us for a fun afternoon of musicians, singers, comedians, storytellers, and poets. Costumes welcome.
Call 707 869-0618 asap to sign-up for your ten minute claim to fame. Donations appreciated.
15010 Armstrong Woods Road, Guerneville.
Come early for lunch at noon. Donation: $4 and up
Call 707 869-0618 to reserve your lunch.
*Thursday, October 9, 6:00 pm One of the poems from my book is in the new anthology Cry of the Nightbird: Writers Against Domestic Violence. You are invited to join YWCA, me, and other writers for the gala book event at the Finley Senior Wing 2060 College Avenue, Santa Rosa. Seating is limited to the first 100. Networking and light refreshments at 6:00 pm. Readings begin at 6:30. Tickets are $20 and include admission and book. Please RSVP by September 30th to April at 707 303-8402.