fig harvest

anonymous asked:

Top 5 poems! (Any language)

These are mostly excerpts from poems but are beautiful nonetheless: 

Her voice left a flavor of honey and gunpowder on the air.”

Peter S. Beagle

زندگی نوبر انجیر سیاه،

در دهان گس تابستان است

Life is

the first harvest of figs,

in summer’s dry mouth

– Sohrab Sepehri

“I cannot understand why my arm is not a lilac tree.”

- Leonard Cohen, Beautiful Losers

“We slowly melted into a lazy summer of gentle sea breezes and singing trees. Each languid day rolling into the next like the curling waves caressing the silent sands. Our thirsty kisses sipping softly on wine-tainted lips as we fell quietly into each other’s open arms. ”

- Michael Faudet, Bitter Sweet Love  

“I fell in love with your honey brown eyes, drinking Egyptian wine by the riverside.”

- Cricket 


Congratulations to the finalists of the Fourth Annual Bisexual Book Awards!

The nominees for Speculative Fiction are:

• Ariah by B R Sanders, Love, Sex & Merlot/The Zharmae Publishing Press
• The Harem Master by Megan Derr, Less Than Three Press
• A Harvest of Ripe Figs by Shira Glassman, Prizm Books
• Peripheral People by Michelle Moore and Reesa Herberth, Riptide Publishing
• Seven Tears at High Tide by C.B. Lee, Duet Books
• The Tide of War by Lori A. Witt, Riptide Publishing

Winners will be announced at the Bisexual Book Awards Ceremony on Fri June 3rd, following the BWA’s annual reading and multi-arts celebration of bisexual writing, known as Bi Lines, to be held in New York City at Westbeth, in the West Village at 55 Bethune St., corner Washington 6:30-10pm.

Summer subtly turning toward fall these days. (Only two pumpkins survived the crazy heatwave we had at the beginning of September. The second round of figs are happening. And the Juliet tomato is still out of control - all of the tomatoes in that top right box are from a single plant!)