The LA Times Festival of Books…and New Poem for Poetry Monday!
It’s Monday already?! I had a really great weekend….photographing a dress rehearsal, hanging out a bit in Downtown Long Beach for the Toyota Grand Prix, the Bloggy Boot Camp and of course…one of my favorite events in SoCal went down for its 18th time, The Festival of Books presented by The Los Angeles Times. Last year was amazing as I set out to see Julie Andrews and Betty White. This year, I decided to not map out a schedule quite as much and just roam, chat with fellow bookies…here are some shots I got….
It’s not just all about BOOKS at this fair. You could also relax at several stage stops and hear pop (above), mariachi, rock and experimental at the USC stage and as always, my favorite stage is the Children’s Stage (below) presented by Target!
I also was searching some for Facebook’s aimed at National Poetry Month and I came across this fun challenge….even though I am a little late to the party, wouldn’t it be fun to write a poem a day?! I dare you! Here’s one I wrote quite a long time ago…..
Untitled, by Mary Lansing
He moves on and gravitates to all in the other world
Leaving behind someone who could be the only loner
Who ever gave a damn
But he is just too blind to see truth behind pure eyes
And rather would go to the safe clingers
In his cold circle all while deciding on the cruel path
For those who don’t apologize for the true heart
Within their bleeding souls.
(What do you think? xo)