High Five

Author: Kirsten K., Author: Kirsti K.

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In Two Thousand Fifteen on O-Five/O-Five,
A giddy new blog was all set to arrive.
Its two founding members intended to strive
For swoon-worthy posts that would flourish and thrive.

To all of our Swooners, we hope you derive
The lightheaded pleasure we’ve sought to contrive.
Through pause and pandemic we’ve worked to survive;
A half-decade later and we’re still alive.

If new to our site, you can do a deep dive
By clicking the plus sign to view our archive.
And if you pass out, we hope when you revive,
You’ll show your “faint” praise with a heartfelt high five!

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💐 Happy 5th Swooniversary! 💐

 

World War Zzz

Author: Kirsten K., Author: Kirsti K., Holidays

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We’ve been busy swooning instead of blogging,
but even though we’ve checked out recently,
we’re checking in on one of our favorite days
of the year to let you know that we haven’t
been turned into mindless zombies—yet.

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🎃 Have fun “passing out”💤 candy, Swooners! 🍬

💀 Happy Halloween! 💀

 

This pumpkin was carved using a Victorian zombie silhouette and tools from Pumpkin Masters.

 

Fantastic Four

Author: Kirsten K., Author: Kirsti K.

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♪ ♫ On an internet adventure,
They wrote posts while in a daze,
And the two were changed forever,
In some most swoon-worthy ways.

So raise a cheer, it’s here:
The blog turns four! Fantastic Four!
♩ ♬

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💥Happy 4th Swooniversary!💥

 

Lyrics adapted from the opening theme of the 1994-1996 Fantastic Four television show based on the comic book series.

 

The Pilgrim’s Bloggess

Author: Kirsten K., Author: Kirsti K., Holidays

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“We did not fix
To show to all the World our Posts and Pics
On such a blog; we only thought to share
What makes us swoon, so others are aware,
Thereby to please our Readers; to be true,
We did it our own selves to say, ‘Thank you.’

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🌽 Happy Thanksgiving Swooners! 🦃

 

 

Poem adapted from the prologue to The Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan.

 

Light-Headed

Author: Kirsten K., Author: Kirsti K., Holidays

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♪ ♫ Well, I’m light-headed, check it and see.
I’ve got a hollow feeling inside of me.
Getting sleepy, as if I’m in a trance.
I’m light-headed, I’m light-headed. ♩ ♬

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🎃 Happy Hollow-een Swooners! 🎃

 

 

This pumpkin was carved using tools and patterns from Pumpkin Masters. Lyrics adapted from Hot Blooded by Foreigner.

 

Three Is a Magic Number

Author: Kirsten K., Author: Kirsti K., Nostalgia, Pop Culture

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♪ ♫ Three is a magic number.
Yes it is, it’s a magic number.
On this day it’s our third anniversary.
We turn three—it’s a magic number.

The posts and the comments and the pictures
That form The Swoon Society,
The art and the puns and the stories
Give you three as a magic number. ♩ ♬


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Happy Swooniversary from

 

 

Three Is a Magic Number from the Schoolhouse Rock! series was written and sung by Bob Dorough.

 

Swoon Giver

Author: Kirsten K., Author: Kirsti K., Holidays

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♪ ♫ Swoon giver, why do you beguile?
To make our readers smile some way.
You sigh maker, you breath taker,
Wherever you show up this Valentine’s Day.

Two bloggers, off to write a post
To plug the site we host jointly.
We’re after the same worthy end:
To start a lovely trend
With stuff we recommend
For follower and friend,
Swoon giver and we. ♩ ♬
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 Happy Valentine’s Day, Swoonhearts! 

 

 

Will You Be Swooning New Year’s Eve?

Author: Kirsten K., Author: Kirsti K., Holidays

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♪ ♫ Maybe it’s much too early in the day,
Oh, but we thought we’d ask you anyway:
Will you be swooning New Year’s,
New Year’s Eve?

Wonder who’ll stand beneath a winter moon,
Champagne in hand, and fall into a swoon,
As we ring in the New Year,
New Year’s Eve.
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Maybe our readers, so engrossed,
As they peruse our latest post,
Of all their thoughts and their sensations
Will take leave.

Oh, but in case your evening’s hum and drum,
We hope your senses will be overcome.
Will you be swooning New Year’s,
New Year’s Eve?
Oh, will you be swooning New Year’s Eve? ♩ ♬

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🍾 🥂 Happy Swoon Year! 🕛 🎉

 

 

Picture of Ella Fitzgerald in 1947 by William P. Gottlieb with vintage Times Square ball,
party hat, pink champagne coupe, and pink S streamers with confetti added.

 

What Blog Is This?

Author: Kirsten K., Author: Kirsti K., Holidays

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♪ ♫ What blog is this, which notices
When stuff is worthy of swooning?
The one that’s here to bring good cheer
With a carol that’s had some re-tuning.

This, this, our Christmas wish,
Is for a day that’s filled with bliss.
Haste, haste, no time to waste; 

The day has arrived to be merry.♩ ♬
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Merry Christmas! Season’s Swoonings! 

 

 

My Lady Greensleeves by Dante Gabriel Rossetti is wearing an Anne Boleyn-style S necklace.

 

If Wishes Were Courses

Author: Kirsten K., Author: Kirsti K., Holidays

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If wishes were courses,
Then dreamers would dine
On plentiful sources
Of fine food and wine.

While those who were grateful
Could ask for the moon,
And feast on a plateful
That would make them swoon.

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The Swoon Society wishes you a
🍽️ Happy Thanksgiving!
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Image created using Freepik.