|STARLITE'S BIRTHDAY SEPT 14, 1995
|Posted on Wednesday, October 04, 2006 - 06:32 am: ||
I had no idea, but I do know is that if Starlite didn't become my shelter after rain, I'm not sure what would have become of my poems. I use to go to Allpoetry and other sites alot, but I will say this,.. Starlite is one place I've noticed I keep coming back to.
I can't stay away from it, I need to feed my need of reading poets who first wrote me when I came here and the many new ones coming along. I put the Starlite Link on every site I create, so that more people will come to it.
Even when people ask me where's a good site to post poetry and writings, I lead them home to Starlite.
THIS IS THE PLACE ON THE NET TO BE.
Love Marianne. (PS. If I knew of Starlite back in 1995 believe you and me, I would have been here long time ago).
But honestly it was just the year before in 1994 that I ever masterpieced the art of poetry.I found out that my poetry was something special and how it relaxed me from all the health problems I was having between 1993-1998.
I took up a poetry and writing class in College at that time and my instructor valued my work. Yes I was surprised.
Did so well I got an A+. Never imagined that, but loved writing ever since.
Now I try to write daily even if I feel sick.
It's amazing how people influence you to write more. This instructor was moved by my depressing writes. Having a boyfriend of mine in H.S. kill himself (Suicide at 16-we were both 16). I wound up in a Mood disorder Program (was suppose to be for 5 months but I got out of it, by faking I was ok. I ballooned that stuff up and by first year of College I popped. I was angry, depressed and everything. My instructor at the time Jack Urowitz requested me to turn to poetry to vent my thoughts out what was bothering me. Then he requested me to submit whatever I wrote.
So I did. He was in awe of my writings and said that this could be my medication to relaxing all the things that bottle me up. Without his help, I am sure I'd be a basket case by now or even worse dead.
They Psychiatrist when I was in the mood disorder Clinic requested me to journal my thoughts down. But as I did that I realized how much I would enjoy to write it into poetry.
Other things would come only after High School.
Like my drawing ability. Didn't have that in high school, a bit in Grade 13 but not much. I still like drawing Corn Stalks (well painting in water colour with no pencil) but I love to draw still life, fruit, cartoons, and always creating an idea of what to me would look cool. (funny how that works). In First year of College I learned how to draw Garfield, Spiderman and others from a small photo and I enlarged it on a bigger piece of paper free hand. I've enjoyed drawing ever since.
I'm an arts and crafts nut today. I love crafts, scrapbooking, drawing, painting, writing, creating new things, poetry, singing, writing stories etc. I even love to face paint and take photos.
What I'd like to learn is making: glass vases (Now that would be cool)
Ok so I wrote a book. I'll leave it at that lol.
"YES, IT'S TRUE I CONFISCATED PAPA SMURF!"
|Posted on Thursday, September 14, 2006 - 08:30 pm: ||
I want to thank you Tess and Albert from the
bottom of this poets heart for the Starlite
Cafe. It is the place that I call home. I have
never seen a more loving, caring, giving and
understanding group of people. And it seems like
everyday I meet more. You have blessed us all so very much and I just know the good Lord is going to look down upon both of you and say "Well done my good and faithful child".
Happy Birthday All who walk the halls of Starlite. With love ~ ^j^
~ Mary Anne Ray ~
God's Little Whispers
|Posted on Thursday, September 14, 2006 - 08:17 pm: ||
Oh Marianne, how I wish I had been a little mouse in the corner the day the idea for our Starlite Cafe was conceived. I would love to know what was the inspiration that brought our poetry home to us?
Did they have ANY idea how it would grow??? Could they have possibly known how much it would mean to the poets that find a haven here????
They couldn't have possibly known.
And I can't think of a more perfect tribute to our Albert and Tess as they cope with the uncertainties that face them, than to ALL of us show our appreciation to them for their diligence and hard work.
So here is a RIP ROARIN, HI FAULTIN, ROOTIN TOOTIN HIP HIP HOORAY for the gift that this Starlite Cafe continues to keep on giving.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, STARLITE
HUGS, TESS AND ALBERT. WE LUV YA.....
|Posted on Thursday, September 14, 2006 - 06:00 pm: ||
Please join in this celebration of the many who brought Starlite to the #1 Searches and Thank the Mod's who gave us a place called HOME.
Thank you Tess and Albert (CHEERS)
HAPPY BIRTHDAY STARLITE TODAY:
Psst its Tess' Birthday on September 9th and its Starlite's Birthday on September 14. Come one and All and Join in on GREAT EVENTS!