ReCap of The Raglan Shire Reading – Art Walk 2015

Well..what can I say? I LOVED performing for all the tinies, biggies, petites, quads and all who assembled on Raglan Shire this last Saturday afternoon. The crowd was big, welcoming and wonderful! Nat counted 46 and all were so enthusiastic and seemed to appreciate my reading with big “Appaws!” I want to thank all the organizers of this fantastic Art Walk (and it is not over yet!) especially karmagirl and my dear friend Kage Stratten who extended this invitation to me to read. I will include an .mp3 right below here. If you would like to hear the reading, feel free to download or stream it from this link: Raglan Shire Reading-Karima-May 16th 2015.mp3
Thanks to Nat and “The Gecko” for the photos below
I hope you all will invite me again next year:) *hint hint

Now it begins

Right before showtime-Photo by Natascha Randt

Siz Diz and The Gecko

Siz Diz and The Gecko -Photo by Natascha Randt

The  tiny audience was fun, attentive appreciative and so generous. - Photo by The Gecko

The tiny audience was fun, attentive appreciative and
so generous. – Photo by The Gecko

Great photo - Photo by Gecko

I see some biggies from New Toulouse – Photo by The Gecko

I want to include some great photos from Joey, that appear on her very nice pingback (click and take a look; it’s the first comment) The last one is Joey herself as an alter-ego giraffe riding the fabulous hedgiepillar:)

warming up

Winding down..Whale Song-my last poem – Photo by Joey

Fun group

Joey’s great view of the event

Best transport you can find at the Art Walk -Photo by Joey Giraffe :)

Best transport you can find at the Art Walk -Photo by Joey Giraffe :)

 

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Karima Gets Tiny For A Great Big Event: Art Walk 2015 on Raglan Shire!

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Ta Da! I love being a Tiny…especially for such a great event:
The amazing Art Walk on Raglan Shire
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I want to invite all my readers, friends, and passerbys to come to my reading, Saturday, May 16th at 12noon slt. I have been working hard to prepare something very special for all my tiny friends and biggie friends too.
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There is so much to see there, on various sims, full of Art, Sculptures, Dancing, Waffles (of course) and Fun activities.
Just to show you what you would miss, if you decided to come as a biggie:
The Hedgiepillar Tour at the main entrance!

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Reaches over and pinches Kage and giggles..

Main Entrance and Hedgiepillar Tour
As the notecard says:”We also have a Hedgiepillar ride for you to ride around all the beautiful 2D art in the Raglan Shire sim. *They are great to ride with friends :-) Just click on the stand and one will rez or jump on one for a ride.
This is reason enough to brush off your tiny avatar in the bottom of your inventory, or rush out and get a new adorable one before Saturday! (PS if you just can’t.. Biggies are welcome too)
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Here is where you go to see my poetry performance: Art Walk Stage
Here you can find a whole calendar of all the events : Calendar of Events
Waves and giggles..Hope to see you all there this Saturday! Lots of Fun!

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Karima Brings Some Poetry Home to Araxes ~ Saturday May 9th @ 12 Noon SLT

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In the days when I was the Poet Laureate of Al Raqis….such memories!

I would love to invite my readers to join me in Araxes (formerly Al Raqis) this Saturday, May 9th at 12 noon slt. I will be giving a small reading of about 30 minutes (more or less) to those who might enjoy listening to a poetic performance. The theme is “Reflections of Home,” and  just returning to this world, that was my home for more than two years, puts me in theme.
As always I will be doing a whiplash eclectic mix of poems, to carefully chosen music and imagery behind. I include below the official idea and invitation for this Art event, of which my reading is but a small part:

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Legate Calina Tereshchenko is pleased to announce the second annual Art Show. The theme as suggested by His Grace, Margrave Princely Count Sardar Kumar Sri Rai Sahib Khanzadeh – Reflections on Home.

So many of those who call Araxes home are from other worlds. For this show, please submit pieces that are representative of your home world or culture of origin.

Dates:
May 4-17
Displays are located in the Imperial Square near Water’s End and the Central Plaza :
Imperial Square
Central Plaza

Former Al Raqis Poet Laureate, Karima Hoisan, will give a reading on Saturday May 9, 12pm SLT in the Arena.
Here is your tame Sandworm to take you to the entrance for my reading:
Arena on Mount Jofar
I hope to see you all there!
P.S  Sci-fi theme is always fun and the clothes are amazing, but not mandatory for this event:)

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Life Without Rain

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Irisb477 – taken on Oct. 5,  2009

Grey clouds moving forward into the clear night sky,
the shadows blowing over darkened fields of waves,
while some black birds circle the moon, the water becomes a lens
and they swim against the silvery depths before it all goes dark.

Everyone knows how the weather changes here;
in a moment when you are asleep, the sun just disappears
and everyone seems surprised, but if they could have really seen,
it would not have caught them so off -guard, that storm approaching.

Sometimes the breeze seems to get stuffed up and fail.
We lose our sense of energy, a lack of oxygen, then lightning.
All goes stagnant before a storm, like the world is waiting,
then it blows down upon us, not very unexpected, but still amazing.

Can we be mad at the weather for raining?
Can we be hurt if the sun won’t shine?
Can we expect the climate to be more humane?
Can it stay sunny forever and nurture life without rain?

Karima Hoisan
May 2,2015
Costa Rica

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The Voice of Annihilation

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The Voice of Annihilation
For the innocents

Not really like Bird Man..
but the voice is one we all know and fear.
The whisperer of deadly-bad advice, the coaxer to oblivion.
It’s so far in the background weave, we are unsure what we perceive, but we think it.
It’s we who think it and then, for our survival, we fight it.

“Who’s talking? Is it talking to me?
It’s not a chat, a monologue or a soliloquy, not a request,
a
favor nor a memory.
Not really like Bird Man, but it calls to us.
It flaps like a shadow in our shadow
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tells us to open windows in skyscrapers,
walk like a zombie to the edge of the cliff,
put our feet on the tiles of the roof, while it coaxes,
“Just slide down.”

It has no tone or timber, nothing we even recognize as speech and yet,
if we know it, we fight it,
and stay away from all those places it keeps sending us to.

It’s a black hole of our own universe reclaiming from whence we came.
It’s a stop watch to madness: Times up, and we all are prone to hear it someday.
It’s why I crawl, not walk, over suspension bridges, close the windows on all hotel rooms,
stay off of high balconies with low verandas..
“Oh, jump why don’t you?” It really says things like that!

It’s the anti life..calling you to your guaranteed death.
Acute-collective built-in bad programming, we all know it;
we came with it.
The voice of annihilation, one maybe heard in a locked cockpit, over the alps.
“Oh just get it over with!” Take it down”

Karima Hoisan
March 27,2015
Costa R
ica

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Partaaaaaaaaay!

Karima Hoisan:

Nat’s post and gorgeous pictures of my birthday party yesterday in Kari’s Bar and Dance New Toulouse! Click on any picture to see all of them on Nat’s Photostream! Thank you Thank you my Natskers for these wonderful memories!

I will add a few more pictures that were given me by Dale Innis, Anje Aiche, and Doctor Avalon. Thank you all for sending these my way..

Dale Innis and The Birthday Girl (photo D. Innis)

Dale Innis and The Birthday Girl (photo D. Innis)

Biggies and tinnies on the floor

Biggies and tinnies on the floor

Woots (photo D. Innis)

Woots ‘n  Hooots for Dallas Winslet (photo D. Innis)

Front 'n Center On the Danceline (photo by D. Innis)

Front ‘n Center On the Dance-line (photo by D. Innis)

Luna!! (photo by D. Innis)

Luna!!  looking gorgeous (photo by D. Innis)

Great shot! We look like some surreal musical:) (photo by D. Innis)

Great shot! We look like some surreal musical:) (photo by D. Innis)

My new "profile pic" thanks to Anje Aiche

My new “profile pic” thanks to Anje Aiche

Doctor Avalon's eye on the party

Doctor Avalon’s eye on the party

Oh, and one more from Joey from her own, great post on the party:https://joeysl.wordpress.com/2015/03/13/birthday-girl/

Kari...Caked!

Kari…Caked!

Originally posted on aetherisavidi:

Yesterday’s evening witnessed one of the BIGGEST Birthday Parties ever in SL

Karima Hoisan, my filmpartner, the vocalizer, the very best poetess, I ever listened to, and simply the best friend you can have, celebrated her birthday in SL.
And guess what?

Many friends came to Kari’s Bar and Dance in New Toulouse, to celebrate this special day with her.
Sometimes more than 37 people are on the Sim. WOW!
Dancing and having a good time while listening to the music, performed by Dallas Winslet and RoseDrop Rust.
We had so much fun! YAY!

Only a few of many pictures I shot:
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Gäste:

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Our birthday child “caked” :)
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HAPPY BRTHDAY KARIMA!!

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Kari’s Birthday Live! ~ Sunday March 8th 1pm-3pm slt

Come Help Me Celebrate! (poster by Natascha Randt)

Friends and Neighbors and Total Strangers, Come help me celebrate my birthday at my club, “Kari’s Bar and Dance” in New Toulouse.
Sunday, March 8th at 1pmslt (Don’t forget the Daylight Savings)
Dallas Winslet will delight you for the first hour with his mellow and unique style
then
My dear talented friend, RoseDrop Rust will makes you dance and dream at 2pmslt
Come help me celebrate another year on this planet and in Second Life.
Hope to see you all there: Here is your taxi..don’t be late! I promise you a good time:)
Kari’s Bar and Dance

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