Jazz Berries

I met Lisa at L.K. Thayer’s Poetry Juice Bar: Lisa’s poetry Blog.  Since discovering the ‘Juice Bar’ late last year it’s been my destination of choice for a ‘good squeeze’ as Lisa would say. This “Web Mistress” publishes submissions from writers and poets, celebrities and artists; many of them in the L.A. and NYC regions, 24/7.   Thayer’s recent poem, “Find a Way,” struck a chord with me.  Lisa squeezes my poetry and I wanted to introduce her to my viewers.

"A Way"

“Find A Way”

if it’s around the corner

under the overpass

between the seats of your sofa

behind the door

in another country

across the hall

up the elevator

on your knees


in front of your face

you can find a way

to make it worth

this moment

on earth

Photo by L. K. Thayer

Here is what Roz Levine has to say about Lisa, and the Poetry Juice Bar that inspires and offers an atmosphere of friendship.

“Jazz Berries”

Ah, Lisa, queen and empress and regal directress of the Juice Bar. We fly to your Juice Bar for fattening and feasting, plumping ourselves up to ripe and ready with words and art and the god damn jazzy mysteries of creativity shaking its head from the womb of the creator.
Thank you, merci beaucoup, muchas gracias, danke shein or thanks for the rootin’, tootin’ shots of energy we need to keep us going, going, going till we are gone and out of the sometime of this ordinary world and can see with our own eyes on fire burst just how beautiful, how very beautiful is the holy.

Love you, girl with the hats galore and the words of pussy willows wafting across the wide of this world.


Roz Levine

Photo by L.K. Thayer


Stephen John Kalinich is a New Yorker and writes in a variety of fields that includes poetry.  He has written lyrics for talents such as the Beach Boys and Diana Ross. Kalinich was spot-on when he told Lisa, quote: “You are the Juice Bar’s Hot Mama!” Lisa’s vibrant personality and love of the arts has yielded hundreds of friends and viewers for her blogs and her profile on Facebook.

Thayer’s latest ‘Love’ is Photography and they are now a steady item.  L. K. Thayer’s Foto Fetish is where you’ll find her capture of angles, colors, architecture, people, and popular culture in a spirited pulsating L.A. http://www.fotofetish.wordpress.com

Link to L.K. Thayer’s Poetry Juice Bar for viewing and details for submissions.   http://lkthayer.wordpress.com

BTW – checking out the comments can prove very entertaining.  I look forward to seeing you there!!!

Copyright © 2010 Nicole Rigets

6 thoughts on “Jazz Berries

  1. Oh my Nicole, Lordy was right again, I’m over the moon!! Beyond flattered & I don’t have a speech written!! You have such a thorough eloquence & sophistication for being a brilliant artist, poet & photographer too! Many thanks, & Thank you Jaymie as well…I love squeezing the three of you! Cheers Dame, pour me a JD on the rocks! 🙂

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