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I’ve written very little fiction these last few days. I’ve plotted and thought about my characters… but my hours have been filled with Rice and Coffee Poesy—poetry about everyday things as they happen.

I’m having a blast with it. Now I see why William Blake wrote pieces like “The Chimney Sweeper,” and “London(I’m not comparing myself to the Romantic poetry god, so stop rolling your eyes, Luvs). I’m just saying that that life tastes so freaking good when it soars high over the vast valleys (and alleys) of poetic prose, and Blake’s work shows just how much.

The next couple of weeks, starting tomorrow, should be more productive when it comes to fiction. I will revise a few short stories for my next ebook. And I need to contact one of the best artists in the world *cough, cough, Shelle, are you there?* to discuss the cover. The working title is Guts for Joy and Other Tales. I’m ridiculously high on excitement ;-)

Carmi, the brains of Thematic Photographic, has also been high lately. His “Fly” is shiny, powerful, and in your face—I like it. Yet, this week, I chose to soar back to the past:
This old baby sits in everlasting flight at the New York Hall of Science

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  1. Magaly, it's great that you're feeling soooo good! Keep on feeling that way...

    Blessings,

    Victoria

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    1. I shall continue flying in bliss. In all truth, I doubt I can stop any time soon ;-)

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  2. See, you've gone and mentioned Blake and now I have to go and read 'Tyger Tyger' again. Or sing 'Jerusalem', very loudly, just for the hell of it.

    Dark Satanic Mills indeed.

    Thank you so much for coming over and writing love comments on my blog about my little doll. No, you're not weird for liking the faux stome wall. It just means you have stuff in common with my father-in-law, a huge and mythic man who might very well have been a bear in a previous life. Two bears...

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    1. Blake has that effect on people, doesn't he? I've been reading his collected poems all day, trying to walk in those old cities, those graveyards, under that poison tree...

      I hope your readings are enjoyable. And loud... "just for the hell of it."

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  3. The thinking & plotting is part & parcel of the writing, anyhow. Glad that you're feeling so happy :)

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    1. Always so perceptive, my dear luv. And you are right, I've been plotting and rethinking characters. Luna specially, trying to figure out how she went from ass-kicker to constant whiner *sigh*

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  4. That shot certainly catches the eye. Please educate me - what does it represent or is it for me to interpret? I can see it was meant to fly.

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    1. The sculpture is called "Forms in Transit." It has a very rich history, here is a bit of it:

      "Sculptor: Theodore Roszak
      Description: Large composition on pedestal
      Materials: Composition--sheet metal and tube metal (aluminum and iron?); Pedestal--concrete
      Dimensions: Form H: 12' W: 14' D: 30'; Pedestal H: 8' to 12' W: 8' D: 15'
      Cast: ca. 1964
      Dedicated: 1964
      Inscription: FORMS IN TRANSIT. THE IDEA FOR THE SCULPTURE EMERGED FROM VARIOUS FORMS IN MOTION HAVING THEIR COMBINED ORIGIN BOTH IN NATURE AS WELL IN MAN MADE OBJECTS. THE BAS-RELIEFS ILLLUSTRATE EVOLUTIONARY SEQUENCE OF MOVEMENT FROM A SINGLE FIRST STEP TO THE COSMIC SPEED OF A METEOR.

      THEODORE ROSZAK SC. 1964
      Please note, the NAME field includes a primary designation as well as alternate namings often in common or popular usage. The DEDICATED field refers to the most recent dedication, most often, but not necessarily the original dedication date. If the monument did not have a formal dedication, the year listed reflects the date of installation."

      And you can find a lot more following this link: http://www.nycgovparks.org/parks/fmcp/monuments/519

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    1. In happiness and beyond, my dear Laura!

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    1. Particularly if the thunder don't get me ;-)

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  7. Riding on thermals of hot love no doubt :D XXX

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    1. Indeed, my Gina. Definitely burning ;-)

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  8. Very awesome plane- Leaving on a Jet Plane and Come Fly with me! Comes to mind! Enjoy your character and plot building!

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    1. Now I have to go and listen to Leaving on a Jet Plane lol

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  9. Thanks for the photo, and the history - fascinating! (I'm a BIG Blake fan, too)

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    1. I think Blake is loved by all. Okay, I might be a bit bias ;-)

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  10. I enjoy your interpretations! Very unique sculpture!

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    1. Well, I'm very glad you did ;-)

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