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(inter)national poetry month ~ April 2015 things to do, daily prompts + #giveaway

(inter)national poetry month ~ April 2015

fun things to do this month

it’s not too late if  you are interested in doing something to celebrate National Poetry Month.  there are a couple of  activities listed below which would have required earlier registration to participate “officially” but you can still join in just for the fun of  it.  there are poetry prompts and giveaways which you can still enter to win.

here are the resources i found:

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30 Ways to Celebrate at Poets.org

National Poetry Month was inaugurated by the Academy of American Poets  in 1996 to enhance and bring attention to the craft and art of poetic expression.  You might wish to read their  “30 Ways to Celebrate.

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NaPoWriMo.net

National Poetry Writing Month is being celebrated at  NaPoWriMo.net  with daily prompts  ~ click  HERE  to go to their site.

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Poets.org ~ Poem In Your Pocket Day
30 April 2012

click  HERE   to get all of  the information about Poem In Your Pocket Day ~ you can literally write a poem on a piece of  paper and put it in your pocket;  write a poem on your cell phone;  tweet a poem using the hashtag #pocketpoem;  text a poem ~ the idea is to share a poem throughout the day ~ it doesn’t even have to be one YOU wrote ~ you can use a favorite poem by someone else.

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imaginary garden with real toads

the garden is providing a daily poetry prompt throughout the month of  April 2015  HERE.  you can link in your (new) poem to the day’s prompt and also visit others to see how they interpreted the prompt.  this is a wonderful site with several prompts,  features and  “open”  poetry days all year round.

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Savvy Verse and Wit

Serena M. Agusto-Cox  at  Savvy Verse and Wit  is hosting her annual National Poetry Month Celebration and Blog Tour.  this year’s theme is  The Search for New Perspective.  in her words:  “I’d love to have guests talk about how poetry changed their perspective about something,  even if it is just one poem,  or how you think poetry can change perspective to not only reach more readers but leave a lasting impression.”   add your related blog post URL  any time during April  and visit others who have linked in to see their posts.  since i always add anything new i find during the month,  i’m taking a cue from one of  those bloggers to put a  link to this post in the sidebar of this blog ( click 2015 Poetry Month image at the top of the left sidebar. )

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A to Z  April Challenge 2015

while not strictly a poetry challenge,  {poets have participated in the past and they welcome poets}  for 26 of  the 30 days in April,  this challenge is to write a blog post  {or poem}  with the subject beginning with a letter of  the alphabet  { from A to Z } which allows you for Sundays off  and the freedom to select your own subject/topic.  click  HERE  to get the info about signing up and find the schedule of  what letters are scheduled for which dates.  pick up their header as a badge (at the top of  THIS PAGE );  a banner badge  (at the bottom of  THIS PAGE );  or  individual badges for each post  HERE  ~  just right-click and “save image as” to download to your computer.

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Carpe Diem Haiku Kai

provides a daily haiku/senryu prompt all year round.  you can find the prompt list for April 2015  HERE,  as well as a badge if  you wish.  go to their main page  HERE  for the detailed daily prompt.

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The Miss Rumphius Effect

for National Poetry Month 2015,  Tricia Stohr-Hunt  at  The Miss Rumphius Effect  is focusing on poetry forms throughout the month including examples.  It’s a great opportunity to learn more about a variety of  poetry forms.

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Enter the Big Poetry Giveaway at 25 blogs!

the giveaway is being curated this year by  Kelli Russell Agodon, the founder of  the BIG POETRY GIVEAWAY,  at her blog  Book of  Kells  HERE.  i will be giving away two books of  poetry as will she and many other bloggers…   anywhere in the world.  go  HERE  to find links to each of  the bloggers who will be hosting individual giveaways  { scroll down the page }   and  HERE  for the  my heart’s love songs  giveaway.  you may enter once at each blog.

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Daily Post at WordPress

daily prompts are provided year-round by the Daily Post at WordPress   HERE.

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don’t  forget to check back to see what’s been added by clicking on the link to this post in the sidebar of this blog in the 2015 Poetry Month image at the top of the left sidebar.

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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

Savv

*the giveaway closes at midnight  (12:00am)  Pacific Standard Time USA on the night of  April 30/May 1,  2015.

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·ξ· confession is good for the soul….. yeah, right!

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there’s

a  tempt
-ation

to  con
-fess

that

i

sucCUMbed

to  tempt•ation

but

…i  confess…

i’m  NOT   that   fuck
·ing

tempt
·ed

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do

you

confess

if   that

you

did some
{{{-thing}}}

you

{{{really}}}

should

{{{•n’t}}}

have?

(you

know)

(like…)

sleep
·ing  with

your
girl
-friend’s

best

(EX-)friend

thennnnnnnnnnnnnn…………

you’re

a

fool!

· Ꮄ ·

CORRECT
•ION

YOU‘re

A

fuck
·ING

stoooo-pid

Dumb  aSS

FOOL

who’s

GON
·NA

be

livin’

A-
lone!

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“Papa Was A Rolling Stone”     The Temptations

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originally posted  3 February 2012

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artwork  ~   “Monaco Monte Carlo”   Alphonse Mucha
{  public domain }

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this was my submission to these FABulous sites for poets ~

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Fireblossom Friday #3—Temptation!      at   imaginary garden with real toads
prompt:  Temptation and/or Confession

thank you for the fabulous prompt, Shay!

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Friday Flash 55   see the   G-Man  at  Mr. KnowItAll
flash fiction 55    special thanks to the G-Man!

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… SCULPT a memory …

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.

.

hear

the  SOUNDS  of

your own BREATHING

your heart  ·B·E·A·T·I·N·G·

.

taste

the  AIR

SAVOR

the  spices

.

see

the

W

I

N

D

.

fondling

the trees

as it

p  a  s  s  e  s

BYE

.

breathe in

deeply

catch the scents

s

w

i

r

l

i

n

g

a r (Y) O  U n d

EACH

o n e

d.  i.  s.  t.  i.  n.  c.  t.

.

CLOSE  your  eyes ~

feel

the  t e x t u r e

of  a cat’s  fur

THE BARK OF A TREE

your  lover’s  skin

.

combine

ALL  of  your  s e n s e s

sculpt

the  memory  of

DAY  in your life

keep  it

n

 e

a

r

b

y

so you can  revisit  it

whenever you like

.

learn

the  A R T

 of

e x p e r i e n c i n g   the   N O W

without

losing

the

P

 A

S

T

.

.

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.


“make a memory”   Bon Jovi

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originally posted  26 February 2012
slightly revised  24 March 2015

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artwork   ~   “Abstract Composition”   Oleksandr Bogomazov
{  public domain }

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this is my submission to ~

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The Tuesday Platform    at   imaginary garden with real toads

thank you, Kerry!

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• • • WILDcat • • •

as i  was
ly

-ing in my bed

on  the   EDGE   of   sleep

 the

a n i m a l

within

was   y e a r n i n g   to  get

o u t

OVERPOWERING

me

even though we both knew

it meant the

E N D

of  my humanity

silently,     c h a n g i n g

becoming  some-thing

N E W

Ư ɳ ɨ ɋ ų ę

feral

H·U·N·G·R·Y

H E

only saw

my amber eyes

glowing in the dark

…..before i attacked


“Maneater”   Daryl Hall & John Oates

originally posted  6 January 2012

prompted by  ~

Fireblossom Friday #2… You Animal!  

at   imaginary garden with real toads
prompt:   Image above and find the animal within

thank you for the great prompt, Shay!

Friday Flash 55   see the   G-Man  at  Mr. KnowItAll
flash fiction 55

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∙ఱ∙ •ౡ• ∙∙ secrets and lies ∙∙ •ౡ• ∙ఱ∙


∙ ౡ ∙

• ౡ •

i  wake each dawn exposed
stripped of  all pretense
anyone would see what  i am
thus i  must ever sleep alone

i  step outside my door
wrapped in deception’s raiment
allowing no one
to glimpse
the naked truth of  me

should you look too long
i  gather my illusions tight around me
reflecting that which you think i  should be
clothed in nothing but fantasy

my dress of  false conformity
leggings woven out of  secrets and lies
shoes shiny with your expectations
a sparkling necklace of  insincerity

if  i  should meet someone
who can ignore my desperate conjuring
yet still smile and reach for my hand
i  will finally become
the me  i was meant to be

∙ఱ∙ •ౡ• ∙ఱ∙

ఱ •ౡ• ఱ

∙ •ౡ• ∙

•ౡ•


“Secrets”   One Republic

artwork ~    “Woman with umbrella. The Parisian”    Robert Delaunay
{  public domain }

originally posted  24 January 2014  { revised slightly }

prompted by ~


Fireblossom Friday:  Clothes Make the Woman!    at    imaginary garden with real toads
prompt:   write a new poem in which clothes play a significant part


thank you,  Fireblossom!

this is my submission to ~

Poetry Pantry #242    at    Poets United
submit a new or old poem

thank you,  Mary

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