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The Arts Web Show… Video Result of the Humorous Poem Contest

Posted in Blog, Humor?, Poetry Reading with tags , , , , , , , on January 26, 2011 by dustus

If you’ve been following my work a long time, or know a thing or two about the blog scene, then you’ll probably recognize Richard North (aka Kseverny) and his 1-man cast of characters known as The Arts Web Show from out of the UK.

Richard & I have known each other since I began posting online, and truth be told (I’ve said this before), his continuous encouragement helped me through what was a rough beginning to blogging. In fact, his encouragement challenged me to be more creative and made me reconsider quitting.

Anyway, a few weeks ago when I hosted One Shot Wednesday, I announced a humorous poem contest. In the spirit of good fun, many poets submitted poetry for the consideration of having it read in a creative way in an Arts Web Show skit—for which Richard does all the production & continues to build a following.

Eric Alder

To make a long story short, I forwarded all the entries to Richard without names attached, and he selected a poem by poet, writer, and photoblogger Eric “Bubba”Alder for a creative poetry reading.

*It will also be my pleasure to spotlight Eric on One Stop Poetry, which will be posted at noon EST. So stay check that out later today.

Check out The Arts Web Show…
Click Here 4 The Arts Web Show: Episode 7 entitled “Happy days”

Thank You!

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“Bermuda Urn”

Posted in Image Poetry, One Stop Poetry, Poetry Reading, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 25, 2011 by dustus

When is life held in gold russet skies?
Vermilion glows, seagull glides…
Or cremation of muscle pulp
Mortar and pestled brain
Grains of sand trapped
Fevered oasis, metempsychosis
Cuticles and burnt hands
Without explanation as to how
We crawl from water, withstand
Nor why free radicals spread illness
Universal mitosis, for giving, then taking,
Our time…

Your body could not win that fight
Razed to die, its own undoing

Condensed via fire into a “Bermuda Urn”
Calling it that throughout your hurt
One lifetime more than a story…
Prior to sailing north of cancer

Her wit seldom lost then
Leaving me now without her laughter

Ex rays, cat scans, biopsies, skin grafts
Vomit, holding her hair back
Malignant ugly purplish bruising
Red bandanna covering bald head
Still meaning each word, every single thing
When I said that you were beautiful
Won’t forget those long drives
Venting for lest it drain in truth

Trips over The Ambassador Bridge
Both loving Vonnegut

Trying not to go broke dying
PT, OT, loss of limb
Watching her struggle on prosthetic leg
Her arm shook supported by cane
Painfully—self-awareness of living unable

Sadly, cursing fate
And all lifelong “friends”
Who out of convenience

Walked away

Before her fatal conclusion; there was a will
She planned a “Bermuda Urn” in pink ink

That made me squint at the torn spiral page
For herself spread, becoming over ocean

Immunity being without design here
Unlike a box of Wheaties, Shredded Wheat
“So it goes…”  Incomplete
You were my champion
In the throes of cosmic jokes
Left in trade winds of connection
Charred vestiges of insanity
Love, I’ll always miss you
Wishing you would come back to me

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Photo Slideshow from Recent Dustus Posts

Posted in slideshows with tags , , , , , , , on January 6, 2011 by dustus

Realized that I haven’t posted a slideshow in a rather long while, so here’s one! I took the following photos over the last few months. All of these images have poems that go with them. They can be found in my Image Poetry Archive.

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*all images by me

Collage Homage

Posted in Image Poetry, One Stop Poetry with tags , , , , , , , , , on December 31, 2010 by dustus

Today, One Stop Poetry celebrates “The Voice of Art,” a closer look at the work of Mitko Gogov. For the occasion I decided to make a collage of some of the images presented in the post (filling in the circles of his “Les Mots” with additional Gogov images), along with a short poem. Enjoy & Happy New Year!

Express yourself & don’t hold back
Sharing skill though some may laugh

Combining one’s inspired dreams
Discovery through artistry!

Dustus Friday: Introducing Poet Marinela Reka

Posted in One Stop Poetry with tags , , , , , , , , , , on October 15, 2010 by dustus

Guest Spotlight: Marinela Reka

Her blog is called Short Poems.

“There’s a rising star in the poetic blogosphere, and her name is Marinela Reka.  This young lady is 14 years old and has been writing since age 6….”

read more @
One Stop Poetry

Happy Friday!