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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 }

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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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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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ꖢꔷ ꔷ i can build a house ꔷ ꔷꖢ

ꔷ ꖢ ꔷ

i can build a house

with the East wall looking to the future

the South made up of  the present

the West nothing but the past

the North facing infinite possibilities

and above a sky full of  stars

but it’s not a home

without you

ꔷ ꖢ ꔷ

ꕐ ꔷꖢꔷ ꖪ

ꔷ ꕐ ꔷꖢꔷ ꖪ ꔷ


“A House Is Not A Home”    Ella Fitzgerald

originally posted  21 February 2013

artwork ~   “Houses at Falaise in the Fog”   Claude Monet
{ public domain }

*in certain divinatory practices the directions represent time phases:

North = Infinite Possibility (no-time)
South = Present – Now
West = Past
East = Future

this was prompted by ~

Words Count With Mama Zen    at   imaginary garden with real toads
prompt:   build a house in 48 words or less


thank you,  Mama Zen!

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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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encore presentation: useful websites for poets & writers & bloggers ~ (inter)national poetry month April 2014

(inter)national poetry month
April 2014

encore  presentation

useful sites
for poets & writers & bloggers

do you ever find yourself  needing a definition or a synonym?  or you want the lyrics to a song?  how about searching for images which you can use in a post?  sometimes i  want to research a certain type of  flower or a fairy tale.  maybe you have a question about how to do something on your blog.  the sites i  go to for these things & more are the types of sites i  have listed in this post.  i would love for  you  to leave a comment to let us know what other sites you use.

below are some of  the sites i have found to be the most useful:
{  in  alphabetical  order }

{ either click on the site name
or copy & paste the URL into your browser }

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BLOGGING HELP & TIPS ~

BLOGGER.com ~  this is the  “help”  site for blogspot.com blogs
http://support.google.com/blogger/?hl=en }

HOW TO MAKE MY BLOG. COM ~  tips & tools for bloggers
{  http://www.howtomakemyblog.com/  }

PROBLOGGER  ~  tips & tools for bloggers
http://www.problogger.net/  }

WORDPRESS.COM  ~  this is the  “help”  site for  wordpress.com blogs
{  http://en.support.wordpress.com/  }

WORDPRESS.ORG   ~  extra help for wordpress.com blogs
{  http://wordpress.org/  }

WORDPRESS.ORG  ~  FREE PLUGINS DIRECTORY  for wordpress.com blogs
http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/  }

DICTIONARIES  ~

Dictionary.com ~  dictionary  &  thesaurus
{  http://dictionary.reference.com/  }

Merriam-Webster  ~  dictionary  &  thesaurus
http://www.merriam-webster.com/  }

The Free Dictionary  ~  dictionary,  thesaurus  &  encyclopedia
http://www.thefreedictionary.com/  }

Webster’s  ~  dictionary  &  thesaurus
http://www.webster-dictionary.org/  }

Wiktionary  ~  dictionary  &  thesaurus
http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Wiktionary:Main_Page  }

FONT  &  PHOTOGRAPH  SPECIAL  EFFECTS  ~

glitter effects for fonts and photos
{ http://glitterboo.com/  }

glowing text with animation options
{  
http://glowtxt.com/  }

gothic fonts
http://pookatoo.com/  }

Shape  collages
{  http://www.shapecollage.com/  }

special  characters  &  fonts  available  in  Windows ~
click on  START,  either go into  ALL PROGRAMS  or  enter into the  SEARCH box ~
CHARACTER MAP

tilt-shift photograph effects
http://tiltshiftmaker.com/  }

IMAGES  ~

clip art  free use of  a wide selection of  clip art  for  non-commercial use
http://etc.usf.edu/clipart/index.htm  }

deviantArt  {look for “some rights reserved” }
http://www.deviantart.com/ }

flickr.com/creative commons { look for  “some rights reserved” ~ click on that and it will show you which type of  creative commons license }
http://www.flickr.com/cr  eativecommons/

flickr.com LIBRARY OF CONGRESS IMAGES
http://www.flickr.com/photos/library_of_congress/  }

google.com  IMAGES   { look for  “some rights reserved” }
{  http://www.google.com/imghp?hl=en&tab=wi  }

ImageChef  Word Mosaic   { make them yourself }
{ http://www.imagechef.com/ic/word_mosaic/ }

publicdomainpictures.net
http://publicdomainpictures.net }

twitpic.com photographs { look for  “some rights reserved” }
http://twitpic.com/  }

we heart it.com   { look for  “some rights reserved” }
http://weheartit.com/  }

Wikimedia Commons  IMAGES ~  especially artwork
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Images  }

Wikipedia.org   ARTS
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portal:Arts  }

WikiPaintings.org
{ http://www.wikipaintings.org/ }

Yahoo.com  IMAGES
http://images.search.yahoo.com/images  }

ARTWORK  (ie:  PAINTINGS)  in the United States are considered to be in the  PUBLIC  DOMAIN  SEVENTY YEARS AFTER THE ARTIST’S DEATH

MISCELLANEOUS  ~

About.com ~  classic literature,  including poetry
{ http://classiclit.about.com/ }

Glossary of  Poetic Terms
{ http://highered.mcgraw-hill.com/sites/0072405228/student_view0/poetic_glossary.html }

goodreads.com ~  poetry
http://www.goodreads.com/genres/poetry }

Martha Stewart  ~   recipes,  crafts  and “good things”
http://www.marthastewart.com/  }

mental_floss  ~  trivia,  facts,  miscellaneous information
{  http://www.mentalfloss.com/  }

PoemHunter.com  ~   find poets,  poems,  song lyrics,  quotations  and more
http://www.poemhunter.com/  }

Poetry Glossary at Poets.org
{ http://www.poets.org/viewmedia.php/prmMID/17105 }

Wikimedia Commons  ~   free to use media -  images,  sounds,  video
{  http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Main_Page  }

Wikipedia.org  ~  online  “encyclopedia”
this is where i go to research artists or fairy tales or poets or poetry forms etc.
{  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page  }

Wikisource  ~   Library
http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Main_Page   }

POETRY  FORM   Resources  ~

dVerse ~ Poets Pub
{  http://dversepoets.com/category/formforall/  }

imaginary garden with real toads
{  http://withrealtoads.blogspot.com/search/label/format%20challenge  }

my heart’s love songs  ~  poetry forms
{  http://myheartslovesongs.com/2014/04/04/encore-presentation-poetry-forms-international-poetry-month-april-2014/  }

POETS.org
http://www.poets.org/page.php/prmID/197  }

The Teacher’s Guide
http://www.theteachersguide.com/poetrymonth.htm  }

Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poetry_form#Forms  }

QUOTES  ~

looking for a quote or  wanting to know who said  it?    search options by quote or author

brainyquote.com ~
{ http://www.brainyquote.com/ }

goodreads.com  ~  popular quotes
{ http://www.goodreads.com/quotes }

Wikiquote.org ~
{ http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Main_Page }

SEARCH  ENGINES ~

Bing
{  http://www.bing.com/#  }

Bing  Images
{  http://www.bing.com/images?FORM=Z9LH  }

Google 
{  https://www.google.com/   }

Google  Images
{  https://www.google.com/imghp?hl=en&tab=wi   }

Google ~  tips for narrowing your search
http://thewritesisters.blogspot.com/2009/06/sunday-sharing-narrowing-your-search.html  }

Yahoo
{  http://www.yahoo.com/  }

Yahoo  Images
http://images.search.yahoo.com/images  }

Search  the  deep  web ~  tips and tools for  more extensive searches
{  http://www.online-college-blog.com/features/100-useful-tips-and-tools-to-research-the-deep-web/   }

SOCIAL MEDIA  ~

Facebook    this is the  “help”  site for  Facebook
{  http://www.facebook.com/help/?ref=pf  }

Pinterest ~   this is the  “help”  site for  Pinterest
{  http://pinterest.com/about/help/  }

Twitter  ~   this is the  “help”  site for  Twitter
{  https://support.twitter.com/  }

i have only mentioned the most popular sites  ~  go  HERE    for  a  comprehensive list
{  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_social_networking_websites  }

SONG  LYRICS  &  MUSIC  VIDEOS  ~

search by  artist  or  song title  { there are often discrepancies in the lyrics }

A – Z  Lyrics Universe
{  http://www.azlyrics.com/  }

AllTheLyrics.com
http://www.allthelyrics.com/ }

Lyrics.com
http://www.lyrics.com/  }

Songlyrics.com
{  http://www.songlyrics.com/  }

YouTube.com  ~   music  videos
http://www.youtube.com/  }

WRITING  TIPS,  INFO  & FREE SOFTWARE

Fear of  Writing  ~  writing tips
http://fearofwriting.com/blog/  }

How to write a memo  ~  writing tips
{  http://jennifaye.wordpress.com/  }

RHYMEZONE.COM  ~  find  rhymes,  definitions,  synonyms,  antonyms,  homophones  &  more
http://rhymezone.com/  }

VersePerfect FREE  software program from  Softonic.com  ~
the program gives you phrases,  proper nouns and common rhymes for the words you need;  famous quotes that help you finish your poem with speed.  it has the Hyperbolic Thesaurus,  which is a kind of semantic chart;  online dictionaries,  thesaurus suggestions and Wikipedia files are just a click away.  (not all the rhymes suggested are phonetically okay)
{ i have downloaded the program but have not yet used it. }
{  http://verseperfect.en.softonic.com/  }

write to done
{  http://writetodone.com/  }

writing prompt sites  ~  a list of  sites i put together in one post  (sorry ~ links have not been updated yet for 2014)
http://myheartslovesongs.com/2013/04/22/international-poetry-month-april-2013-encore-presentation-places-to-play/  }

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have you entered the

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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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