I need your help to hold a housewarming party for Jane Basil at her new blog. The door prize for helping out is a 30 USD shopping trip on Amazon.
If I came across a Jane Basil poem published in the Oxford Companion to English Poetry, I would not think it out of place.
Skeptical? Go and read Promises! Read just that one Basil poem. Then tell me whether you concur with me. Your call, but please don’t make your call until at least you have read Promises.
If there be any reason not to include Jane in an Oxford Companion, that reason would need to be discarded were she to turn her attention to the allegedly more “important” topics of life, such as the nature of truth, the essence of humanity, the human yearning to be renewed, reborn into life.
Jane focuses on the common, everyday concerns of lovers, friends, and people in their relationships to others. The Oxford folk seem to focus on the “larger things”. But that’s about the only way a Basil poem would not readily and instantly be recognized as fit for inclusion in a Companion.
In support of Jane and her new blog, I am encouraging you to visit her and comment on her poetry by offering you a chance to win a modest prize.
Between now and two weeks from now, any person or domestic animal who comments on Jane’s new blog will be entered into a random drawing. The winner of that drawing will be offered a sweet little shopping spree on Amazon.
Buy anything you like up to and including $30 dollars worth of merchandise. I will pick up the tab. This offer is not good only to lands and places where the shipping costs would be greater than thirty dollars. Otherwise, the goodies are yours entirely free of any cost to you.
Please act now! Comment on Jane’s new blog before Thursday, April 18, at 11:59 PM to enter.
P.S. If you like Jane’s poetry, please consider reblogging one of the poems on her new blog — or even this drawing. Let’s see if we can get her some visitors!