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Hello Word Press Friends,

I’m trying something new during our quarantine. Some of my musician friends are live streaming their music, since they cannot play out, so I’ve decided to live stream some poetry.

This evening, Sunday, April 26, 2020 at 6:30pm EST, I will be live streaming some of my poetry from my author Facebook page to raise money for GLSEN New Hampshire. Tonight would have been our annual Prom OUTLoud! to be held in Manchester, NH.

Please join me at https://www.facebook.com/ladydictionwriter/

If you would like to donate to GLSEN NH I have set up a fundraiser on Facebook. You can also donate directly here.

Thank you!

~Heather

TGAP3 Week 34 submitted November 23, 2011

Le Reve by Pablo Picasso
She looks young,
Sad. I imagine the room
A library.
 
She rests her arms
Over a book and mourns.
She is blue, after all.
 
She wears a bracelet.
How does he 
Create this colour?
 
The blue in contrast,
Directly, with yellow;
Its compliment
 
Sky to sun
Sadness to sunshine
Cowardice to wishes
 
Cradle your head
Young, ponytailed
Girl and weep.
 
Sometimes that is
All there is
To be done.

This is my submission Week 34 of the TwinGeekz Artz Project. The art work is by fellow Geek Pablo Picasso.

TwinGeekz is a loose affiliation of loose affiliates in New Hampshire who began the TwinGeekz Artz Project challenge in May of 2005; the task was for each of the original seven participants to produce and submit a piece of art every week for one year.  Every artist succeeded in completing their 52 pieces of art, and thus the TGAP theory was proven: “all creativity needs is a deadline”. 

We grew each of the three years that the project continued. It’s time to bring it back.  Join us?

TGAP 3 Week 33 submitted November 16, 2011

Death lurks from behind
The wall of paint. The young
Lovers never knew that first
 
Night they met that he’d be
There always – waiting
For their coming soon.
 
His green hair plastered
Down, he plans for your
Demise over a jar of
 
Mayonnaise. Black spots-
Or is it ink – seal the deal.
A young girl who’ll
 
Stab herself in the breast
Rather than live another
Crypt kept moment without.
 
Gosh, she barely breathed
Three minutes betwixt his
Drink and her awakening and
 
The dagger in the chest
is always a promise
in the mist of the cave.




This is my submission Week 33 of the TwinGeekz Artz Project. 
 

TwinGeekz is a loose affiliation of loose affiliates in New Hampshire who began the TwinGeekz Artz Project challenge in May of 2005; the task was for each of the original seven participants to produce and submit a piece of art every week for one year.  Every artist succeeded in completing their 52 pieces of art, and thus the TGAP theory was proven: “all creativity needs is a deadline”. 


We grew each of the three years that the project continued. It’s time to bring it back.  Join us?

TGAP 3 Week 31 submitted October 30, 2011 Artwork by fellow geek Gina Martin.

Gina Martin
We suddenly find ourselves,
The X, sandwiched between slices
Of booming babies and me, me,
 
Me; it’s all about me. We fumble
With our own latchkeys chained loosely
Around our young necks – dolled
Out by parents with key
Parties of their own.
 
We escaped the dim
Of Disney Princess pressed
Identity. Trusted John Hughes
To chronicle our youth instead.
 
We could have had a prophet
In Kurt Cobain, but he found
His gun too soon. Now, he’s dead.
 
So, shovel your blind promises, this October
Snow, over our heads and give us
Time to lace up our Doc Martens
Before we plough in to help you
Clean up this mess.

This is my submission Week 31 of the TwinGeekz Artz Project. The art work is by fellow Geek  Gina Martin.

TwinGeekz is a loose affiliation of loose affiliates in New Hampshire who began the TwinGeekz Artz Project challenge in May of 2005; the task was for each of the original seven participants to produce and submit a piece of art every week for one year.  Every artist succeeded in completing their 52 pieces of art, and thus the TGAP theory was proven: “all creativity needs is a deadline”. 

We grew each of the three years that the project continued. It’s time to bring it back.  Join us?

TGAP 3 Week 29 submitted October 17, 2011 Artwork by Michael S. Piper

Rise Up by Mike Piper
Childhood you’ve stomped
Through my life; twice
I’ve lost you and promises
 
Say you’ll leave again. Waltzing
Through, stirring up the ballroom,
And leaving faster than Cinderella,
 
On the mother who’s just
Getting started. One day, you’re
Crying, needing every thing,
 
Clinging to sweaters
When I try to leave.
Lasso that moment
 
And the moon. I’ll read
Love You Forever
One more time
 
Before your shoe
Tumbles down
Behind you as you run.






This is my submission Week 29 of the TwinGeekz Artz Project 3 The art work is by fellow Geek Michael S. Piper. Be sure to check out his new art workz here. 

TwinGeekz is a loose affiliation of loose affiliates in New Hampshire who began the TwinGeekz Artz Project challenge in May of 2005; the task was for each of the original seven participants to produce and submit a piece of art every week for one year.  Every artist succeeded in completing their 52 pieces of art, and thus the TGAP theory was proven: “all creativity needs is a deadline”. 
We grew each of the three years that the project continued. It’s time to bring it back.  Join us?

TGAP 3 Week 28 Submitted October 10, 2011 Artwork by w.c. pelon.

Anime Style Wallpaper by WC Pelon
Reflect upon each twist
Of phrase, (Your younger
days.) The way verb follows
Noun follows adjective or
(college follows
 
decision follows high
school parties) article. Note if
Stanzas work – the sounds
Of lines. (Know the fines
when reading for rhymes.)
 
Discover a clear theme. Meaning:
Your gift to the world. Now,
You must murder what
You have created. (And know
your decision here will be
questioned before it’s
celebrated.)

This is my submission Week 28 of the Twin Geekz Artz Project 3. The art work is by fellow Geek w.c. pelon,

TwinGeekz is a loose affiliation of loose affiliates in New Hampshire who began the TwinGeekz Artz Project challenge in May of 2005; the task was for each of the original seven participants to produce and submit a piece of art every week for one year.  Every artist succeeded in completing their 52 pieces of art, and thus the TGAP theory was proven: “all creativity needs is a deadline”. 

We grew each of the three years that the project continued. It’s time to bring it back.  Join us?

TGAP 3 Week 27 submitted October 6, 2011 Artwork by Ashley Davenne.

My reassurance clenched
In my palm, a pink
Ticket – number 67 – I
 
Listen to orders
Of those who’ve come
Before me. Fat-filled
 
Luncheon meats, pounds
Of Land-o-Lakes American
Cheese.  The stench
 
Of seafood swims over
From the fish counter.
A cacophony of large
 
Levis, Vera Bradley granny
Bags, and impatience
Pushes me under.
Wonderland by Ashley Davenne

This is my submission Week 27 of the Twin Geekz Artz Project 3. The art work is by fellow Geek (and my lil’ sis) Ashley Davenne.

At the moment, I think many of us are wishing for the days of impatiently standing in line at the deli counter. Today our grocery stores, if we’re able to get to them, are filled with empty shelves, Lysol wipes for carts and pin pads, and people walking around suspiciously with face masks and six-feet apart from each other.

I will judge your food purchase decisions no more.

TwinGeekz is a loose affiliation of loose affiliates in New Hampshire who began the TwinGeekz Artz Project challenge in May of 2005; the task was for each of the original seven participants to produce and submit a piece of art every week for one year.  Every artist succeeded in completing their 52 pieces of art, and thus the TGAP theory was proven: “all creativity needs is a deadline”. 

We grew each of the three years that the project continued. It’s time to bring it back.  Join us?

TGAP 3 Week 26 submitted September 26, 2011 Artwork by Edgar Degas

After the Bath, Woman Drying Her Neck, Edgar Degas
https://www.mfa.org/exhibitions/degas-and-nude
Would you find it odd to see,

Degas create pornography?

Beneath ballerinas in dancer’s dress,

Legs spread reveal a pubic tress.

 

The review says Edgar painted

“shockingly carnal acts” that tainted;

Bronze, charcoal and paper textured

His work evidence of fingers’ dexterity,

 

When to the left of a museum peep

Reel show, trench-coat men seep below,

[pimped-out popcorn buckets in tow]

And cross the line at night between

Art and something quite obscene.


This is my submission Week 26 of the Twin Geekz Artz Project 3. The poem is inspired by an exhibit, Degas and the Nude, that was about to open at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. The art work is by Edgar Degas and was featured in the exhibit.

Although the MFA is closed at the moment due to the world wide Covid-19 pandemic, you can still take a virtual tour at their website or YouTube Channel. Art can help us get through our time apart.

TwinGeekz is a loose affiliation of loose affiliates in New Hampshire who began the TwinGeekz Artz Project challenge in May of 2005; the task was for each of the original seven participants to produce and submit a piece of art every week for one year.  Every artist succeeded in completing their 52 pieces of art, and thus the TGAP theory was proven: “all creativity needs is a deadline”. 

We grew each of the three years that the project continued. It’s time to bring it back.  Join us?

TGAP 3 Week 25 submitted September 18, 2011 Art work “Life’s Chaos” by Photobug Shar.

“Life’s Chaos” by Photobug Shar
At the abrupt brick
Corner of each season,
I am again startled
By your absence.
 
When the birds have raped
Each sunflower of her seeds
And she attempts to twist toward the sun,
The giant, droopy flower
Heads bow, echoing
Me without.

This is my submission Week 25 of the Twin Geekz Artz Project 3. The art work is by fellow Geek Photobug Shar.

TwinGeekz is a loose affiliation of loose affiliates in New Hampshire who began the TwinGeekz Artz Project challenge in May of 2005; the task was for each of the original seven participants to produce and submit a piece of art every week for one year.  Every artist succeeded in completing their 52 pieces of art, and thus the TGAP theory was proven: “all creativity needs is a deadline”. 

We grew each of the three years that the project continued. It’s time to bring it back.  Join us?

TGAP 3 Week 24 submitted September 11, 2011 Art work Koi by Elizabeth Fox

Poems often come to me when I’m moving – walking Sugar or driving my car – for instance. Because of this, I always keep a little notebook tucked in my glove compartment. Today, I’ve decided to submit two poems that I scribbled in the days following September 11th, 2001. Both are unedited from the little notebook I was keeping in my car at the time.

The notebooks also serve as a means to keep the kids entertained. Zoë was just two years old at that time, and the little notebook, with a smiling orange cat on the front, is filled with her drawings, and the messy beginnings of a few lines of verse.

I’ve decided to type up these poems “as is” – keeping even my crossed-out, on-the-spot editings, capitalization or lack of it, original dashes and punctuation, and the carrots that indicated an inserted word. The only revised parts of these poems added today are the titles, which I borrowed from snippets of speeches I heard this morning while watching the observance of the 10 year anniversary of September 11th on ABC.

The first poem, “Descended into Hell on Earth” was written on September 12th 2001. I think I was listening to NPR and their coverage of the poetry that was already being written about what happened the day before. This inspired me to try writing a poem of my own. I just couldn’t stop thinking about Chicken Little.

The second poem, “People Really Do Catch You When You Fall” was most likely written sometime after Sunday, September 16th, the day after Mike & Robyn’s “Yup We’re Still Married” party, at which a number of us geekz were present and feeling quite wounded. It was good for us to be together with people we love so much, even when things got a little out of hand. The first part of the poem is reflecting on that. The second part is reflecting on another party Cameron and I attended around the same time. It was a child’s birthday party at a roller skating rink. Cam and I were skating and holding hands, because he was just learned. He lost his balance and fell, pulling me down with him.

These poems are raw and messy. Maybe someday I’ll do something else with them, but for now, I’m doing what I tell my students never to do: sharing unrevised work with you.

Descended into Hell on Earth
September 12th, 2001

             *line
The sky ↑ is empty –
Now, of the planes,
of the Titanic Tall Towering
          *They
Twins. ↑  have fallen,
And People fell too,
out of the sky
like chicken
little yelled. warned
      *as
And ↑ the sky keeps
falling, we
wait for it
to      drop
the
other
shoe.

People Really Do Catch You When You Fall

I

He fell on me –
drunken, but kind-
Ironically -just switched
to coffee
And stained the
white sweater I’d
protected from
Red wine all night.
My face burned
with caffeinated
liquid and I
felt nothing
Except the burns
of Every body
that dropped w/
the WTC

II

I fell skating
just a couple of
feet. My back,
slightly broken –
reminds me of
the force of falling
110 stories
from the sky.
This morning
on GMA –
A wife told
of how
A body crushed
her firefighting husband.

Koi by fellow Geek Elizabeth Fox

This is my submission Week 24 of the Twin Geekz Artz Project 3.

TwinGeekz is a loose affiliation of loose affiliates in New Hampshire who began the TwinGeekz Artz Project challenge in May of 2005; the task was for each of the original seven participants to produce and submit a piece of art every week for one year.  Every artist succeeded in completing their 52 pieces of art, and thus the TGAP theory was proven: “all creativity needs is a deadline”. 

We grew each of the three years that the project continued. It’s time to bring it back.  Join us?

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