Lyrics, poetry and art all meshed together

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Hello Blog Family,

Well, as you know, my art show and sale was last Saturday. It turned out ok, about
19 people showed up, it was a first-time success and great networking with people in the AZ area. It's so diverse here, reminds me a little of NY but less stressful, of course. Although, I didn't have much sales I had a great time with my guests who got to eat and dance to Haitian and Salsa music, lol. They polished the floor all night until 11pm.
I had a friend of the family make the yummy lemon cake, he said it took him 4 days to prepare and he refused to give me the recipe, it was sooooooooooo delish and huge, lol. I put the rest in the freezer. As for food, I had appetizers from fried griyo which is fried pork, turkey meatballs, fried plantains, salad, chips and nachos.

I had 2 art tables, everything looked really nice. Didn't get a chance to take any extra pictures, was too busy entertaining. I plan to have another show in the spring...


Sorry but I can’t
Don’t make me choose…
Cause I won’t
Thanks to those lyrics I’m able to take away the bad feelings
Why carry such negativity like a cadaverous face ravaged and brittle by osteoporosis?
Without lyrics you’ll leave my hips broken
My brain will shrivel
Even my walk will look funny
I’ll be the only one pigeon-toed with an overflowing beltline
No mental or intellectual lines
artless I will be
A murderous death, my suicide
With my lyrics I’m the painter
the philosopher, a rhythmic thinker
You can’t carry my cross
Its all mine, it’s in me
The day those lyrics touched me
I was rattled and survived
I will say it again I won’t choose
Without it I will die
©2008 C. Delaleu

Delaleu’s Poetry CONTEST:
Open to all poets and writers, tell me how lyrics affects you as a writer, send me your own piece on “Lyrical Bullets” All poems must be 30 lines or less, the winners will be announced on 12/31/08 and will receive a free piece of art with their poems displayed on my blog and website:
Send all poems to, make sure to type on the subject “Lyrical Bullets”.

Only 2 winners for this contest, 1st winner receive a large piece of art, 2nd winner will receive a 5x7 piece of art.
Deadline for entries: 12/28/08

Have fun!!


Ty said...

Wished I could have been there to help support. I do have to admit that cake looks VERY tempting.

Looking forward to the poetry contest.

Anonymous said...

Cake looks good, but your artwork even better. Glad your event was a success in lots of ways even if it didn't ring the cash register as much as you had hoped. Hang in there, GF - you have TALENT and it WILL OUT!

Stephen Bess said...

Cathy, the art looks wonderful. Tell me that the guitar lady is not sold.

paris parfait said...

How I would have loved to have been at your show - the art looks gorgeous and I'm sure the food was spectacular. As for the contest, not sure I'm up to writing a poem quite yet - am still battling the flu; got antibiotics today, so maybe by the time your deadline hits, I'll have thought of an entry. Happy holidays to you and yours! Guess you'll see lots of beautiful farolitos around the town.

Devika said...

Hi Cathy,

Lot happening here...and in the process...I will choose to be a keen onlooker..
I love your art and the cake looks very tempting..


Dancing with Light said...

Soooooo proud of You Beautiful!!! I Love the entourage of colours displayed when your work is assembled together.
Keep Creating!!!

Libra Moon

Anonymous said...

Greetings! First time here and glad I made the journey. That cake is to die for. Much success!!!

Anonymous said...

I recently came across your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I don't know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.


Anonymous said...

Thanks for passing bye, iv been around just more into reading african literature cos i kinda feel alienated from writing at the moment. I think you should check the 2nd line of your poem

"Don’t make me chose"

maybe i don't get the context in which it appears.

Devika said...

Wish you a Merry Christmas, Cathy


Lyrically speaking said...

Ty: I think you would have had seconds and thirds, lol

Marvin: thank you much

Mr. Bess: Guitar lady is not sold, she needs a happy home, lol, will you buy her?

Miss Parfait: wish you were there too

Devika: thanks for the visit, come again

Libra Moon: thank you

Lyrically speaking said...

Sean Stone: Many thanks and come again, welcome to my world

Ruth: Welcome and come again...

Sprezatura: Thanks for the heads's been corrected, come again for a visit, love your blog

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas

get zapped said...

Sounds like a colorful time. Your art it really blooming. It's such fun seeing an artist flourish so colorfully!

The cake is to die for!!

Thank you for all you share in the world!

Happy New Year!

Lyrically speaking said...

Rehots: Thank you

Getzapped: wish you were there to share the cake, lol, thanks

Lady Koko said...

oh WOW!!!!!!! you are soooooo talented.....i think i will need to dedicate a RUN THROUGH THIS BLOG..WILL BE BACK!