Monday, October 22, 2012

spoken word blog round-up TWO

Last year, I was just blown away by the pieces submitted in the Spoken Word Blog Round-up, and was very excited to do it again this year. So, without further ado...

Welcome to the Second Annual Spoken Word Blog Round-up! YEEHAW!

Please read one of your blog posts, poems, or written word pieces aloud for a camera, post it, and link up here on the Mister Linky. Leave a comment. It is really extraordinary to hear people's inflections, manner of speaking, and connection to the pieces they publish on the internet. I hope you join me. I have read two pieces this year. One from still life with circles called curios. The other is from Glow in the Woods. It is called questions and answers.

curios.
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questions and answers.

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30 comments:

  1. There is nothing like hearing your writing Angie. Both writings are absolutely beautiful. Every time I hear/read you work I am filled with peace and imagery. Thank you for doing this again this year.
    Now I need to figure out which one of mine to read.

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  2. Thanks for doing this, Angie.
    These are 2 of my favorite posts. Both have helped me greatly as I wander about through my grief, sometimes blind, sometimes numb from exposure.
    I would do this spoken word video this year but I only lost her in September... I don't have enough written yet.

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  3. Breathtaking! Angie, you and your words are so beautiful. I love this project, and will be taking part. x

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  4. I'm so glad you're doing this project again. I don't know if I'll be busting out a new entry for this project, or if I'll sift through the mere 10 entries I have...? None of which I think are worthy!!

    But I'm happy it's in progress again. Back in the summer...I went through your archives and came across last years....and watched ALL the entries! It was so nice to see so many wonmen (and one guy!) share their posts with a vlog. I felt like I was meeting them n a brand new way. Can't wait to see who links up this year :)

    Angie - as always, your posts were beautifully done.

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  5. I meant to do this last year and never did. Maybe I will actually do it this year.

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  6. Thank you for doing this again this year! I will definetly be joining agian. I love the way you write Angie, you capture this grief and paint beautiful pictures with it all. Mine just seems to lay on the ground like a stinky dead carcus that everyone seems to avoid. =P

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  7. Ooh. I really want to try and do this this year. I'm so glad you do this project. It meant a great deal to me last year even though I wasn't ready to participate. You are a real gift, Angie.

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  8. Thank you so much for doing this again. Last year it was so amazing to see the people I have connected with online speak their words. And it's always wonderful to hear you speak your posts. Thank you so much for everything you do for this community.

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  9. I really wanted to do this last year and didn't. I will, WILL do this. I loved watching them. I was wondering if it would happen again.

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  10. I just put mine up. Thanks again, Angie.

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  11. Oh wow. I too feel so much peace hearing your voice. I don't know if I'm brave enough this year though, and i'm not sure why.
    I hope I can muster the courage.
    xo

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  12. Angie, I can't thank you enough for hosting this again. It is amazing on so many levels to get to connect this way with other loss mamas. Loved hearing you read both your posts.

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  13. Thank you for hosting this again Angie. I can't believe that a whole year has passed. Just put mine up now and then I'm going to start listening this evening when the house is quiet again.

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  14. Right - I'm only going to write about Curios at this point or I will lose all the idea I had in my mind as I was listening! Brain like a sieve!

    Firstly, you are REALLY beautiful. I know that this is far from the point but you are! And I really like your gloves.

    Secondly, I remember reading this post but hearing to you read it makes me notice different things about it. And somehow it makes the imagery even more vivid. All those jars, filled with things that are past, or unpalatable, or things that we would really like back. And it makes me think of the baby in the jar that you and Jess visited at the museum?

    I loved the description of you drinking the jars, hoping to recapture something but this being as futile as attempting to reattach an amputated finger by drinking it. I think I do the same thing, just hoping, hoping, hoping that this time . . . perhaps it will take?

    And isn't it strange how we put things on the internet? Like little exhibits? Strange and beautiful.

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  15. Back again to comment on questions and answers.

    Oh I remember this post when I first read it at Glow. It is strange the parts that stay with you, that burrow into your brain although you may remember who wrote them, you couldn't say which piece they came from. The knuckle bones, those have stayed with me.

    And your dear Beezus.

    May we all go into the trees, just as you say.

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  16. Thanks for organising this and thanks for sharing it with us all. It is comforting in a way to hear the voices of those who's blogs we read so often.

    Lisa
    http://dear-finley.blogspot.com

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  17. I loved hearing you read Questions and Answers. It was so much more lyrical when you read it. I can hear so much more of it when you read it than when I did. It was so intricate and I connected with it on many levels. Maybe Camille and Lucia are off in the trees together.

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  18. Curios~ I loved this when you wrote it and I loved hearing you read it.

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  19. Angie,thank you for reading your beautiful writings to all of us,and only to me.Angie I have been reading here for over two years,alternately vascillating between reading regularly,and not.You see,beautiful girl,we have very different beliefs you and I.But what keeps me coming back? why your writting! of course.I have not lost a child to death,but have been griefsrtuck,like someone in the deep throes of labor.Writing gives blessed relief.
    Love,from your friend and reader in san diego

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  20. thank you for doing this spoken word round up, I am so glad to participate this year and watch all the other videos also.
    Your writing is so profound and beautiful. It was great to see your face and hear your voice after following you for about a year now.

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  21. I don't know how I managed... but I finally got mine up.

    Thank you Angie for doing this. I'll try for more heart and soul next year (I was having trouble with my "all or nothing" mentality on this one) but until then, this is what I've come out with.

    I look forward to watching many more... of yours, and from others. I just love "meeting" the women I read about this way.

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  22. Oh wow, you are such an amazing writer Angie and to hear your words read aloud make it that much more meaningful. I love this and have enjoyed "hearing" some of the women who have supported me over the years. I may have to do this too although not sure I have the strength in my voice to do it.

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  23. Hi Angie!

    This is the first year that I heard about this amazing event and I am so happy to participate! Thank you for hosting it. Your writing is always so beautiful and I love hearing it spoken! :)

    Love and Hugs,
    Hannah Rose
    www.roseandherlily.com

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  24. I don't get around to reading much anymore but I heard you were doing it again and have meant to do it but yeah.....haven't yet! Maybe soon!

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  25. Thank you so much for organizing this. I was so happy to participate:) Your two videos were so moving.

    Thank you,
    Domenica
    www.inspiredbykarolina.com

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  26. Thank you so much, Angie, for organising this again. I feel like I am chasing my tail so much these days I keep losing touch. I have posted a video and now I will find time to watch everybody and hear their voices aloud.

    love to you. x Louise

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  27. Just watched Curios. Oh Angie. It's beautiful. It made me think of Gail Rieke's studios which I happened upon on Pinterest and love, love, love. Having a space to study grief and sort it into little jars.

    I am unpacking our studio/workspace at the moment and sorting. There are lots of bits collected along the way from my great grandparent's victorian home and since. We are a family of hoarders and I combine that with a hefty dose of creative arranging of stuff. Reading Curios made me realise how much I am doing that with my grief too, collecting the different aspects of it, studying the detail and arranging it beautifully on the internet and in little jars around the house.

    I do love the gloves too. Wrist warmers are my new favourite accessory. xx Louise

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  28. Thank you so much for this. It was powerful and so many of these words resonated with my heart.

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