ON THIS DAY: August 18, 2019

August 18th is

19th Amendment Yellow Rose Day *

Bad Poetry Day

Ice Cream Pie Day

Mail Order Catalog Day *

National Fajita Day *

Pinot Noir Day

Serendipity Day *

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ON THIS DAY: August 17, 2019

August 17th is

Black Cat Appreciation Day *

I Love My Feet Day *

National Non-Profit Day *

National Thrift Shop Day

Vanilla Custard Day

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ON THIS DAY: August 16, 2019

August 16th is

National Airborne Day *

National Bratwurst Day

Roller Coaster Day *

National Rum Day

Tell a Joke Day

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Word Cloud: WRATH (Revised and Revisited)

by Nona Blyth Cloud

There are some poets who have a universal appeal, whose hauntingly beautiful words we turn to again and again for succor and an uplifting of spirit.

Then there’s Diane Wakoski.

“This book is dedicated to all those men who betrayed me at one time or another; in hopes they will fall off their motorcycles and break their necks.” These words are right at the top on the front cover of my copy of The Motorcycle Betrayal Poems.

On the back cover, it says:

“A fine poet, a beautiful woman, and – God knows what else.” – Edward Abbey

And also:

“…..the voice of a woman who is not afraid of depths.” – Anais Nin


Diane Wakoski

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from LOVE LETTER POSTMARKED VAN BEETHOVEN                                                                                                                           for the man I love                                                                                                                         more than I should,                                                                                                                       intemperance being something
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .          . . . .    a poet cannot afford

. . .

I am too angry to sleep beside you,
you big loud symphony who fell asleep drunk;
I try to count sheep and instead
find myself counting the times I would like to shoot you in the back,
your large body
with its mustaches that substitute for love
and its knowledge of motorcycle mechanics that substitutes for loving me;
why aren’t you interested in
my beautiful little engine?
It needs a tune-up tonight, dirty with the sludge of
anger, resentment,
and the pistons are all sticky, the valves
afraid of the lapping you might do,
the way you would clean me out of your life…..

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ON THIS DAY: August 15, 2019

August 15th is

Chauvin Day *

National Relaxation Day *

Check (Your Pet’s) Chip Day *

Lemon Meringue Pie Day

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ON THIS DAY: August 14, 2019

August 14th is

Navajo Code Talkers Day *

World Lizard Day

Creamsicle Day

National V-J Day *

Social Security Act Day *

W0rld Calligraphy Day

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ON THIS DAY: August 13, 2019

August 13th is

International Lefthander’s Day *

Filet Mignon Day

Prosecco wine Day

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