SuperversiveSF Livestream with Tom Simon on the nature of Superversive Literature

There is about to be another SuperversiveSF livestream with special guest Tom “Mr Superversive” Simon, author of the breathtaking “The Making of the Fellowship: Concepts of the Good in The Lord of the Rings” in Sci Phi Journal issue 2 and many other essays on Tolkein and related subjects. Head over there to listen in!

http://superversivesf.com/2016/05/07/superversive-sf-livestream-the-hugos-and-the-superversive-mandate/

How to Remember?

Today is the day I commemorate the first time I contacted my wife (by tradition, I email her a poem last thing at night on the first of May, she reads it on the second; this reflects the fact that I first emailed her on the first, but she discovered the message in her inbox the day after). Here is this year’s effort:

How to Remember?

On this notable occasion
Of our first communication,
I search for inspiration
As for how to celebrate.

‘Twas with hope and consternation
That I sat at my workstation
To compose a salutation
To a possible soul mate.

Like my in-person mumbling,
I penned a note quite fumbling,
And to compound my bumbling,
It contained a broken link.

Your message sent back to me
(whose detailed words elude me)
Said openly and truly
That Alex’s advice stinks.

No angel choir euphoric
Nor wild ride meteoric
Told us this choice historic
Would transform both our lives.

Instead a growing friendship
Unveiling a deep kinship
That grew into a courtship
That to this day still thrives.

More poems telling the the story of the first contact, courtship and subsequent marriage of my wife and I can be found in my first poetry collection, Selected Verse – Faith and Family, the ebook of which is now permanently reduced to 99 cents (or territory equivalent) on amazon

Selected Verse - Faith and Family