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Sunshine
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0 posted 03-12-2011 08:22 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Tomorrow I will be heading off for this spree...
http://unitedpoetslaureate.wordpress.com/  

While half the world is in mourning for Japan, I
among them, will still hopefully collect understanding
and grace in the literary world while it is still
alive, before fundings cuts it off at our knees.

I am turning a ring three times:

I cannot make Japan better by wish; only by prayer;

I cannot stop organizations in holding an event;

I will bring back positive moments.

Of these three turnings, I know I can make #3 happen!

In the last two years, it became known to me that I could not stop being who I am; and there are so many of you out their who have no clue as to what I am referring to; but so many more who know exactly what I mean. And to you: thank you for not giving up on sunshine!

Tomorrow I journey into what I believe will better me...and I pray I bring it back to you!





[This message has been edited by Sunshine (03-13-2011 07:35 AM).]

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1 posted 03-12-2011 08:42 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Give up on Sunshine??? What would the world be like without it's Sun? Go get 'em, girl!

btw...if you see Skellings there from Florida, kick him the the shins for me. He beat me out for poet laureate of Florida in 1980 by a narrow margin.
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2 posted 03-13-2011 12:12 AM       View Profile for latearrival   Email latearrival   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for latearrival

enjoy! best to you,jo
Margherita
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3 posted 03-13-2011 10:10 AM       View Profile for Margherita   Email Margherita   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Margherita

Enjoy the event, dear Karilea! And may your charm and intelligence induce the Governor to increase the funding, instead of cutting it!

My best wishes!

After soaking up so much sadness, we are in need to recharge our trust in life and cultural events are precious for that purpose.

Love,
Margherita
Martie
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4 posted 03-13-2011 02:41 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

Sissie....please don't feel guilty for smiling or for feeling something positive in the face of the devastation in Japan.  They would be the last to want you to do that.  Let us know how it goes please!!
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5 posted 03-14-2011 04:52 PM       View Profile for Oklahoma Rose   Email Oklahoma Rose   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Oklahoma Rose

Sunshine, I would never give up on you
I believe in you. Hugs!

[This message has been edited by Oklahoma Rose (03-14-2011 09:31 PM).]

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6 posted 03-15-2011 12:12 AM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Thank you all! While I was in Lawrence meeting some wonderful people who were very, very open to sharing with other poets their failures AND successes....today I had the opportunity to meet with my editor from Sunflower Publishing. When I had told him a couple of months ago that I was going to be in Lawrence and wanted to come by the office, he suggested that we meet for lunch.

What better way to pick a writer's brain, than over lunch?

Well, as some of you know, I was also in the listing for a peer-review of Sunflower Living's first year of "best story".

When my editor came to pick me up for lunch, he was carrying a lovely vase of flowers. I thought he was bringing them to the consortium as a contributor to the arts. No, instead,

he handed them to me!  When I got home, his email to the crew read,

"Congratulations to Karilea Rilling Jungel whose article 'The Koehn Ranch' won a majority of votes from staff and contributors to win Sunflower Living’s first best-article-of-the-year award.

Thanks to everyone who submitted nominations and voted in this contest and to all who helped shaped the magazine through its first successful year."

Now, I have to admit, some of you may be reading this for a second time, because you'll probably see this little announcement in your EMAIL!  



Yep, I'm





But here's the thing, my friends. Without you? I would still be scratching my head, wondering...."do I even have a voice?"

It is definitely because of PIP...and YOU...that I do...and this is when one wonders, how many ways does one say, "thank you?"

There are not enough ways, believe me!





P.S.....there's going to be a LOT of poetry from me regarding this weekend...just to warn ya!


" It matters not this distance now  " Excerpt, Yesterday's Love
~*~
KRJ
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Karilea,I am so happy for you, and to know you. Imagine all this happening in such a  short space of time! I am sure you have not been able to sleep or  have your feet land on the ground as yet. Congratulations  you deserve it. jo
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congrats, Karilea~~ what a nice moment for you.


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You are a ray of Sunshine -  How could you do anything but succeed?  You go girl!!...
sandgrain
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Congratulations on your well deserved honor.  How inspiring that trip had to be, with your smile beaming among the greats, like you.

Thanks for sharing this with us.

God bless,
Rae
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11 posted 03-27-2011 10:52 PM       View Profile for Titia Geertman   Email Titia Geertman   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Titia Geertman's Home Page   View IP for Titia Geertman

Oh how could I have missed this. Glad I found it. Congrats dear friend and a lot of those famous Dutch huggies are coming your way. I knew when I bought your beautiful book, you would be famous one day.

Like scattered leaves...my words will flow

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12 posted 03-28-2011 06:07 AM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Congratulations Karilea! How absolutely wonderful!
Sunshine
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You're all just the greatest!
I'm not famous...LOL...but I'm happy!

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