Recording & Photos of The Circe Reading

Hi all,
I will put a few pictures that Dale, Tysun and Sannie took of my reading, Thank you all for being there and taking them. It was a wonderful audience, and it was so good to see old friends as well as new.
You can download the recording here if you missed it:
Recording at Circe’s 9/16/17


Profile Circe's New Poets Sanctuary, New Brighton, New Bri

Photo by Sannie

Snapshottysun _ Circe's New Poets Sanctuary, New Brighton, New Bri

Photo by Tysun

Snapshotsan2 _ Circe's New Poets Sanctuary, New Brighton, New Bri

Photo by Sannie


Photo by Dale


Photo by Dale


Photo by Dale

Snapshottysun2 _ Circe's New Poets Sanctuary, New Brighton, New Bri

Photo by Tysun



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Karima reads at Circe’s 9/16 -6pmslt

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Hi everyone,
I’m back again at Circe’s this Saturday, September 16th at 6pmslt!
I’m hoping a few friends will join me, along with the distinguished Circe’s crowd of poets, artists and all-around interesting people:)
I have planned an eclectic line-up of original poems, some I have not done for a long long time and of course music and imagery to accompany each one. There will be an hour of open-mic starting at 5pm on voice, and I will start at 6pm sharp on the music stream.
Come early and enjoy the open-mic warm up; I will be there too!
I hope you will come to listen and be transported by the magic of poetry.
Here is a Leap-Frog LM to click that will put you atop a nice toadstool for my hour presentation:) If you don’t like clicking links, you can ask me for a TP as long as I have not yet started reading….;)

See you at Circe’s Saturday!

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Center Stage On The Sunset Strip

Where to begin…..?
DB Bailey, Architect David Denton, SL friend and mentor for many years and brilliant visionary, approached Nat and I about doing a video to show a real-life project for The Sunset Strip, in West Hollywood California. He started by saying, “I know you and Nat do not do commercial videos but…..” After listening to his ideas and the project itself, our interest was captured and we said, “We’ll do it!” The rest is history.

This is our first commercial video ever and we actually had fun doing it! Working for DB was just wonderful and in the end, the client was very pleased and everyone lived happily ever after:)
Big thanks to my SL sister Maria Vought and Odracir Wrigglesworth who helped Nat and I give our little commercial pitch a Grand Finale! The virtual scenes were both shot in SL on LINC Island and on David Denton’s site on Kitely – Virtual Worlds on Demand. Many thanks to Dale Innis for making moving cars and textures.

This is not a public YouTube and comments have been disabled. Please feel free to comment here on my blog or let me know in an IM in SL what you think of our first baby steps into Hollywood;) Our little video will be shown to the executives of ABC who are interested in the space, and also to the City of West Hollywood. I almost get giddy when I think of this:)
eel free to comment and Like here on the blog, but watch it full-screen on YouTube.

Oh, and we decided now was the time to have a real logo, so we asked our good buddeh, Menubar Memorial, to make it..and he did! Here it is..Thanks again Menu. It’s a beauty:)

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This Too Shall Pass….

This too shall pass.
Find comfort and sadness here.
The pain will go away…become just a distant memory;
but joy also obeys, pushing cherished memories out to sea on waves
Not in control as we’d like to be because…

This too shall pass…

Don’t fear. The bad times are not forever.
All the scenery’s changing…bad to good, good to bad.
So what was once so vital will shrivel like an autumn leaf.
Conquer fear; place your foot upon it; be the victor
But take a picture because…

this too shall pass….
this too shall pass

Don’t we wish we could make this train
stop at just our stations?
The ones with holy moments on their signs?
Live the good times, the miraculous, love’s surprises,
instead of this local, that also stops at pain, fear and nightmares…?
“Hurry up, let’s get going,”
We close our eyes as we leave it behind.
“Oh, let’s stay here, I love it here!”…and then the grinding of the gears…
We’re moving- moving -moving on

This too shall pass.

Karima Hoisan
July 23, 2017
Costa Rica

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Photos and a Recording from Aux Bains du Paradis

Well the reading I did yesterday was really fun, and I have Natascha Randt to thank for taking some amazingly beautiful pictures at the venue while I was reading. I want to share them all, along with a recording I made of the event. If any of you wanted to come, but couldn’t, just click this link to download and hear the whole hour:) Recording of Reading at Aux Bains Du Paradis
Once again thank you to Kim(kimhanh) for the beautiful Arab-style venue, and to Rob Barber for inviting me to read. It was a magical scenario and I want to thank everyone who supported me by being there.


Reciting “The Possessive” in front of Jan Bett’s  gorgeous painting,”Dissolving and Becoming”


The magical atmosphere Kim created


A poet’s -eye view


Dale Innis changing the imagery


I hope they invite me back:) These textures are to die for….



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Karima Hoisan Reading at Aux Bains du Paradis- Sat.- July 8th-12 noonSlt

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I would like to invite my readers and friends who enjoy my poetry, to a special reading
this Saturday, July 8th at 12pm SLT in Second Life.
I have been invited by the creator of the Baths, Kim (kimhanh) and Sir Rob Barber
See post: Rob Steenhorst’s Art Book-Sporting Life
to read there this Saturday.  This is an adult sim, but Kim has created a lovely
Arab-style living-room setting for my reading, and I am really looking forward
to performing my poetry on stream, with musical accompaniment, at this new venue
with a new audience. I am told that before my reading there will be a showing of the Machinima, Sea Swell by Iono Allen, A short film about the art of Rob Steenhorst, in which I read  my poem ,”Sea Swell,”  inspired by a painting of the same name, by the artist.
After the reading, the baths will be open for bathing, sauna dance and socializing.
Please use this LM  as your taxi to the event. I hope to see you there:)



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Akoviani”Guide From Beyond” with Karima

Well…this is the music that inspired my latest poem,”From Beyond” I am so very proud to be part of it and that Akoviani chose me to read excerpts from this beautiful Rumi poem. It’s hard to be objective about something you are also involved in, but for me, this piece should be heard by thousands, not hundreds. Please listen to it on YouTube and leave LIKES and comments there and here. Let’s help Akoviani get this amazing and inspiring piece of music out to the world. Pass it on, share it on fb and Twitter and let’s get “Guide From Beyond”  to be heard everywhere. The message and the music are truly healing and magical….let yourself be taken by it. A good headset is my recommendation for listening to it… Don’t forget that:) Akoviani is in Romania and I am in Costa Rica..and here we are together:) For those interested in how we met, please see the post, “Catharsis and Serendipity” Help spread the word and let Akoviani know what you think of it.

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