Means "beautiful voice" from Greek καλλος (kallos) "beauty" and οψ (ops) "voice". In Greek mythology she was a goddess of epic poetry and eloquence, one of the nine Muses.
Join us every Tuesday afternoon at the Daily Kos community political poetry club.
Your own poetry is always welcome in the comments.
Bongos, berets & turtle neck sweaters optional.
The keyboard is mightier than the sword.
The quiet room.
Let me show you
a fictional room,
a room of my daydreams.
The room is about twenty feet
by twenty feet,
but not quite square.
Since this is a daydream,
you're not quite clear
what kind of building
the room is in;
maybe the ground floor of a hotel,
making the room a small meeting room,
or an office building,
making the room just a small office.
But the contents of the room
make it seem like a library,
libraries don't have rooms like this either.
The room has three large,
but only one chair,
a stacking chair,
like commercial buildings usually have.
On each table
is a scattered pile of booklets,
about one hundred booklets
on each table,
about three hundred booklets in all.
The booklets are small enough
to be made of copy paper,
with card stock covers,
and the covers are an assortment
of pastel colors,
Two shades of ivory;
more ivory than the other colors.
Each booklet has a title,
in a large print font,
on the pastel card stock cover,
an assortment of different fonts.
None too fancy;
like the lines of verse
inside the booklets.
You walk around,
sampling a few lines of poetry,
from a few of the booklets,
and then your feet get tired,
and you move the chair
to the table with the booklet that caught your interest,
and you start reading the whole thing.
The lines flow,
some better than others.
"Our hand made,
You find yourself wishing
you could send a message
to the writer of the poetry,
that bigjac dude.
Maybe a blog,
with a comment thread,
where you could leave a comment.
The room is quiet,
You get up from the chair,
and leave the room,
and live your life,
with the lines of poetry,
trickling through your brain,
and contaminating your thoughts,
for the rest of your life.
Readers & Book Lovers Series Schedule
|DAY||TIME (EST/EDT)||Series Name||Editor(s)|
|SUN||6:00 PM||Young Reader's Pavilion||The Book Bear|
|Sun||2:00 PM||What's on Your E-Reader?||Caedy|
|Sun||9:30 PM||SciFi/Fantasy Book Club||quarkstomper|
|Bi-Monthly Sun||Midnight||Reading Ramblings||don mikulecky|
|2:00 PM||Political Books||Susan from 29|
|Mon||8:00 PM||Monday Murder Mystery||michelewln, Susan from 29|
|Mon||11:00 PM||My Favorite Books/Authors||edrie, MichiganChet|
|TUES||5:00 PM||Indigo Kalliope: Poems from the Left||bigjacbigjacbigjac|
|alternate Tuesdays||8:00 AM||LGBT Literature||Texdude50, Dave in Northridge|
|alternate Tuesdays||8:00 AM||All Things Bookstore||Dave in Northridge|
|Tue||8:00 PM||Contemporary Fiction Views||bookgirl|
|Wed||2:00 PM||e-books||Susan from 29|
|Wed||8:00 PM||Bookflurries Bookchat||cfk|
|THU||8:00 PM||Write On!||SensibleShoes|
|Thu (first each month)||11:00 AM||Monthly Bookpost||AdmiralNaismith|
|alternate Thursdays||11:00 PM||Audiobooks Club||SoCaliana|
|FRI||8:00 AM||Books That Changed My Life||Diana in NoVa|
|Fri||8:00 PM||Books Go Boom!||Brecht; first one each month by ArkDem14|
|Fri||10:00 PM||Slightly Foxed -- but Still Desirable||shortfinals|
|SAT (fourth each month)||11:00 AM||Windy City Bookworm||Chitown Kev|
|Sat||11:00 AM||You Can't Read That! Paul's Book Reviews||pwoodford|
|Sat||9:00 PM||Books So Bad They're Good||Ellid|
We have a volunteer
for the third Tuesday
of each month.
Three more such volunteers,
and I can relax!
aside from any third Tuesday,
such as the 20th of this month,
aside from those,
all the other Tuesdays
are opportunities for you.
You have the poetry in you;
I can feel it!
Wed Aug 14, 2013 at 12:16 AM PT: Hey gang!
I forgot to mention,
the three hundred booklets
are simply a visualization
of what it could look like
if I were to simply print all my 300
Daily Kos diaries,
staple them into booklets,
and lay them on tables,
in a quiet room.
My Daily Kos Diaries.
Wed Aug 14, 2013 at 12:28 AM PT: Link to the list of my diaries: