Beanery Online Literary Magazine

November 28, 2008

“WORLD CHANGES”

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“WORLD CHANGES”
THE PHOTODOCTOR

It’s Thanksgiving evening, and the Beanery Writers hope that you had a great turkey day. A friend of mine (yes, readers, I actually DO have friends!) E-mailed me a link that demonstrates one direction that writing can take. Visit it and enjoy:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nWwesAMPsLI

Meanwhile, enjoy these Thanksgiving stories:

A THANKSGIVING POEM

THE SNITTY CAT LIKES PUMPKIN PIE?

LEFTOVER TURKEY

To read a post about the birthmother in LEFTOVER TURKEY:

PENNSYLVANIA WEDDING, (LAMOINE) MAINE ROOTS

We hope you enjoy tonight’s post, a poem by our visitor-writer, The Photodoctor.

“World Changes”
by The Photodoctor

had a polaroid
had a disc
had a 35
had a 120
had a 4×5
talents expanded
world changes
in a key stroke (more…)

November 27, 2008

A THANKSGIVING POEM

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A THANKSGIVING POEM

HUGH KERRY

On my holiday there’s too many great deceits,
“Leave it to beaver,” style songs that sing
With candle lights and songs of glory
Yet reality says it’s not the story
 
A working class man who struggles today
Earning (more…)

November 26, 2008

THANKSGIVING READINGS & GREETINGS

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HAPPY THANKSGIVING

From the

BEANERY WRITERS GROUP

 

 

TWO THANKSGIVING STORIES:

THE SNITTY CAT LIKES PUMPKIN PIE?

LEFTOVER TURKEY

 

To read a post about the birthmother in LEFTOVER TURKEY:

PENNSYLVANIA WEDDING, (LAMOINE) MAINE ROOTS

 

 

ADDITIONAL READING:

RIDING THE RAILS: A True Story

“DATING WHEN FIFTY-SOME:” A Guy’s Version

LEAF-PEEPING: Autumn Leaves

THOUGHTS FOR DAVID

JUST ANOTHER WEEKEND IN PARADISE

AND NOW, THE FORECAST

THE ART OF THE INTERVIEW: Things Writers Should Know

MY HAPPY PLACE

DAVID PAGE: Notes from St. David’s Writer’s Conference

LOBSTER-TALES

FLASHY MOON EXPLOSIONS

November 21, 2008

MOTHER TERESA: IN MEMORIAM

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MOTHER TERESA: IN MEMORIAM

Mustang Sally

On one anniversary of Mother Teresa’s death, Mustang Sally sent the Beanery Writers Group members an excerpt on her from the book  Mustang Sally’s Guide to World Bicycle Touring. It was a telling of Mustang Sally’s meeting with Mother Teresa.
Mother Teresa was born in Skopje Macedonia. She was seven years old when her father was murdered and her family fell into poverty. She decided to follow in the footsteps of the Irish missionary nuns who educated her. She trained in Dublin Ireland at age 18. Her first assignment was in Calcutta, India, where she taught high school and worked her way to principal.
One day she found a woman dying in the street and sat with her, stroking her head until death came. This experience inspired her to found a new religious order. The Order of the Missionaries of Charity devoted itself to anyone who was “unwanted, unloved and uncared for.” By the time she died the Order included more than 5,000 nuns and brothers who operated over 2,500 orphanages, schools, clinics and hospices in 120 countries, including the United States.

     10.18.95  Calcutta. Tomorrow is to be the last day in Calcutta and I will spend it going to the Lepers’ colony.  It is fairly far from the city and is quite extensive when you get there. The ill are given a place to stay and work so that they can be self-supporting.   Linda wants me to go to the Varinasi with her and I would like to do that but I have my schedule.
     The place we visited today was for women from a prison. These women were in terrible condition when Mother Teresa got them out of prison. They had been kept in (more…)

November 19, 2008

SHORT TRIP FROM SEATTLE, WASHINGTON To Ligonier, PA

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SHORT TRIP FROM SEATTLE, WASHINGTON
To Ligonier, Pennsylvania
JOAN W.

     Recently, I flew to Seattle to visit my sister in a retirement home.
     They have a guest room but it can be rented for four days only. I stayed there for that time and enjoyed the many elderly people I met. While there, I was asked to give a fifteen minute talk about (more…)

November 12, 2008

A SONNET IS A POEM?

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A SONNET IS A POEM?

FAYE ADAMS

 

My brain is forced to work within a zone
when writing sonnets as prescribed to me.
Three syllables taboo, use (more…)

November 10, 2008

ALL SUMMER IN A DAY: The Use of Descriptive Language

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ALL SUMMER IN A DAY

The Use of Descriptive Language

KAITLYN

 

     What do you think of when I say sun? I think of day, warmth, large, and bright yellow. Those things are taken for granted here on earth, so if you went to Venus, you wouldn’t know what to do.  In this heart-warming story, All Summer in a Day, the author Ray Bradbury used descriptive language to explain how the sun exposed everything to the warmth for the first time in seven years. Ray Bradbury includes the use of figures of speech, images, and specific language. By using these key points, he painted a vivid picture of how the children experienced the sun for the first time.
     First of all, the author uses figures of speech to create a scene that we could connect to. We have all been caught in the sunlight at one time, soaking it all in. As we jump for joy (more…)

November 2, 2008

Old Dawn & A New Dawn

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Old Dawn & A New Dawn

The Photodoctor

 
 
work ends
time card marked
tired worker
steps fall
as he
walks home
 
problems at work
lean on him hard
problems with a (more…)