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poem in your pocket day Thursday, 24 April 2014 #pocketpoem

(inter)national poetry month ~

April 2014

Celebrate national Poem In Your Pocket Day on Thursday, April 24, 2014!

The idea is simple: select a poem you love during National Poetry Month then carry it with you to share with co-workers, family, and friends. You can also share your poem selection on Twitter by using the hashtag #pocketpoemit doesn’t even have to be a poem YOU write ~ write down a favorite poem of  yours by any author and share it.

PUT A POEM IN YOUR POCKET  ~

In this age of mechanical and digital reproduction, it’s easy to carry a poem, share a poem, or start your own PIYP day event. Here are some ideas of how you might get involved:

  • Start a “poems for pockets” give-a-way in your school or workplace
  • Urge local businesses to offer discounts for those carrying poems
  • Post pocket-sized verses in public places
  • Handwrite some lines on the back of your business cards
  • Start a street team to pass out poems in your community
  • Distribute bookmarks with your favorite immortal lines
  • Add a poem to your email footer
  • Post a poem on your blog or social networking page
  • Project a poem on a wall, inside or out
  • Text a poem to friends
  • Tweet a poem using the hashtag  #pocketpoem
  • Help expand the list: send your ideas to npm@poets.org.

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have you entered the

BIG POETRY GIVEAWAY?

just click  HERE  to go to the giveaway post ~  you’ll get all of  the information about what books are being given away and how to enter.

thanks  for  joining  in!

dani

*the giveaway closes at midnight (12:00am) Pacific Standard Time USA on the night of April 30/May 1, 2014.

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the world sighs { Earth Day 2014 }

the world sighs

the wind dies

the sky weeps

the moon fades

the stars hide

the sun refuses to rise

the universe is sad to see

what we have done to Mother Earth


“While My Guitar Gently Weeps”  George Harrison  (Rare Acoustic Version)

originally posted  1 March 2010  { revised  for Earth Day }

image ~ google images  {  fair use }

related post ~

celebrate Earth Day ~ Tuesday 22 April 2014

have you entered the

BIG POETRY GIVEAWAY?

just click  HERE  to go to the giveaway post ~  you’ll get all of  the information about what books are being given away and how to enter.

thanks  for  joining  in!

dani

*the giveaway closes at midnight (12:00am) Pacific Standard Time USA on the night of April 30/May 1, 2014.

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•ৡ• ঐ •ৡ• rose petals { redux }

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her lips as pink as rose petals

…..her scent as sweet…..

her heart as fragile

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“Fragile Heart”   Westlife

originally posted  26 December 2010

artwork  ~   “Roses”   Konstantin Korovin
{  public domain }

have you entered the

BIG  POETRY  GIVEAWAY?

just click  HERE  to go to the giveaway post ~ you’ll get all of  the information about what books are being given away and how to enter.

thanks for joining in!

dani

the giveaway closes at midnight  (12:00am ) Pacific Standard Time USA on  the night of  April 30/May 1, 2014.

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celebrate Earth Day ~ Tuesday 22 April 2014

celebrate  Earth  Day

Tuesday  22  April  2014

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if  you can’t do it Tuesday, do something this weekend

Have fun doing Earth Day activities with your kids

Fun Earth Day Activity Ideas ~

  • Check out  www.earthday.org.
  • Google search  Earth Day 2014 activities and the name of  your town/city/state  to find out what’s going on where you live.
  • There are fantastic suggestions for activities to do with your kids for Earth Day { and the weekend before }  from  About.Com Green Living   HERE   and   HERE.  there are too many great ideas for me to list.
  • Go Meatless for a day!  Combine Meatless Monday  Tuesday with Earth Day for a healthy and environmental one-two punch!
  • Plant a tree — visit the   Arbor Day Foundation  site for more info.  { ARBOR DAY IS  APRIL 25, 2014  but your state or country may celebrate on a different date   find out more HERE }  or just plant a tree!
  • If you have kids,  print out a calendar and draw a green star for each day that you do an activity that helps the earth!
  • Get your green thumb dirty and start a garden.  Learn more at sites like  Garden Web.   Even one pot with herbs inside by a window, or a container garden on your balcony.
  • While you’re at it,  start a compost pile too!   See  HowToCompost.Org  to start,  plus  8 crazy things  &   more things   you can compost  and  The Huffington Post  “Cheat Sheet”  guide for how to start composting .
  • Turn trash into treasure!  Refurbish an old sofa,  chair or even a garment.  Get crafty and creative,  and you just might produce a work of art.  Get some ideas here at RealSimple.com ~  101 New Uses for Everyday Things.   Pinterest  is a great resource for Do-It-Yourself  ideas.
  • Park your car.  Spend the day walking or biking to the places you need to go.  If you’re heading somewhere that’s a bit far,  try public transportation!
  • Green Spring Clean.  Swap your bulbs for energy efficient CFL’s,  clean your house with eco alternative products,  upcycle and or donate unwanted clothing and household items,  etc.  Use great environmentally safe and super effective cleaners of all types from lemons to vinegar to baking soda at Real Simple  HERE.
  • Cook up a local,  organic meal  and serve up some organic cocktails!  Toast Mother Earth and yourself,  too.
  • Go on a picnic  ~ See  The Nature Conservancy.

⋆ ⋆ Thanks to the Huffington Post for many of  these ideas PLUS MORE ~ click on their links below for  LOTS of  great ideas.
Huffington Post:  Slideshow of  fun activities for kids  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/04/19/earth-day-activities-for-kids_n_1435718.html#s882725&title=1_Take_A
Huffington Post:  Earth Day activities for kids  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/04/19/earth-day-activities-for-kids_n_1435718.html#s882495&title=2_Make_EarthFriendly
Huffington Post:  ways to help the Earth in how we shop and cook  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/danielle-nierenberg/earth-day-13-things-every_b_3112746.html
Huffington Post:  great ideas for Earth Day and every day   http://www.huffingtonpost.com/news/earth-day-2013

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have you entered the

BIG POETRY GIVEAWAY?

just click  HERE  to go to the giveaway post ~  you’ll get all of  the information about what books are being given away and how to enter.

thanks  for  joining  in!

dani

*the giveaway closes at midnight  (12:00am)  Pacific Standard Time USA on the night of  April 30/May 1st,  2014.

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⋆ ✫ ⋆ tears from a star ⋆ ✫ ⋆

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tears from a star

rain down upon the earth

for you have departed this life

and she misses you

…as  do  i

…as  do  i

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“Fragile”    Sting

artwork ~   “Evening Star”   Alphonse Mucha
{  public domain }

have you entered the

BIG POETRY GIVEAWAY?

just click  HERE  to go to the giveaway post ~  you’ll get all of  the information about what books are being given away and how to enter.

thanks  for  joining  in!

dani

*the giveaway closes at midnight  (12:00am)  Pacific Standard Time USA on the night of  April 30/May 1st,  2014.

“Fragile”    Sting

lyrics ~

Album: The Living Sea

If blood will flow when flesh and steel are one
Drying in the colour of the evening sun
Tomorrow’s rain will wash the stains away
But something in our minds will always stay

Perhaps this final act was meant
To clinch a lifetime’s argument
That nothing comes from violence and nothing ever could
For all those born beneath an angry star
Lest we forget how fragile we are

On and on the rain will fall
Like tears from a star, like tears from a star
On and on the rain will say
How fragile we are, how fragile we are

On and on the rain will fall
Like tears from a star, like tears from a star
On and on the rain will say
How fragile we are, how fragile we are
How fragile we are, how fragile we are

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