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Jyoti Wind’s Oh Sister, My Sister: An Anthology of Sisterhood

Jyoti Wind’s Oh Sister, My Sister: An Anthology of Sisterhood

Jyoti has been writing since she was a teenager and has self-published a number of books on poetry, memoir and four anthologies featuring contributions from  more than 30 writers.

Her latest book is dedicated to her much loved sister who recently transitioned and it is filled with the joys and sorrows of living that we can intimately connect with. It celebrates sisterhood: a bond not defined by blood, but by common purpose and experience. The fierce spirit that is woman is the strength we share, and it is sometimes suppressed by the burdens we bear. To be free to express ourselves, to let our voices be heard is a gift denied to many around the globe.

It is a celebration of life, a worthy read that will please the senses and the emotions.

Click on the link below to read more or to order the book.

Oh Sister, My Sister: An Anthology of Sisterhood

 
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Posted by on October 27, 2015 in anthology, Jyoti Wind, Sisterhood

 

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Poetry on a Fallish Day

Poetry on a Fallish Day

From Green to Gold

There is a tree

No,

There are millions and billions

And they are shedding

And dropping

And letting go

The end of a cycle                                                                  IMG_0845

a season and

Of the toil of summer,

Shade’s no longer needed

Their canopies now

Littering the lawns,

the ponds,

the streams

With their colorful bounty

I want to roll in the crunch

and jump and stomp

and sniff the air like a dog

For finally,

yes

finally

Fall is falling

 
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Posted by on October 27, 2015 in Fall, nature poetry, poetry

 

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It’s the Tone of Voice

It’s the Tone of Voice

How many of you have been whipped into action by the urgent, hurried tones used by newscasters predicting dire emergencies?   

I certainly have!

The tone of voice used by these master manipulators of emotion are geared towards eliciting a fear response that hits you in the solar plexus. It is was the same way Hitler galvanized the German volk.

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Most people are not even aware of the way they are being controlled or influenced. They are blithely unaware and react as intended by the media. This is especially noticeable on American television; the quieter tone of voice used by the BBC is not as abrasive or annoying as the fake, hyper-excited strident tone of the American voice.

So, yes, I rushed to the local store, bought a few bottles of water and coffee, thinking all the while, “I bet that Joaquin hurricane is going to piss off to the East!” The store was full of shoppers stocking up on food. There were many specials; presumably the store feared that produce and frozen foods would spoil if there was a power outage. One never knows what to expect when a hurricane hits Maryland.

Yeah folks, the European model that predicts weather was correct once again. Why don’t we just do away with the American one? And that tone of voice.

This time, it seems that it was a WIN for shoppers.

Cheers Joaquin. Go blow somewhere else.

Off course, everything may still change, and I will be drinking all that coffee.

 
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Posted by on October 1, 2015 in hurricane predictions

 

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