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quotes ~ (inter)national poetry month April 2014

(inter)national poetry month
April 2014

encore  presentation

“Quotes”

from some of  my  favorite poems,  songs,  thinkers,  doers,  and poets & writers

i didn’t think i had that many “favorite quotes” until  i started writing this list.  i found one that i keep on my cell phone,   several that i have in a folder on my laptop,   more that are song lyrics…   some on my friends’ blogs…  {smile}   i have continued to add to the list since it was first posted in April 2012.

i  would love for you to share any of  your favorite quotes in a comment!

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“You say I’m a dreamer but I’m not the only One…”

Songwriter:  John Lennon
Song:  ‘Imagine’

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” I sung of chaos and eternal night…”

John Milton
‘Paradise Lost’

{ i  keep this quote on the notepad of  my cell phone.  i’m not quite sure why it sings to me… }

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When there’s nothing left to burn… you have to set yourself on fire. “

via a post from my dear friend,  Becky Sain,  on her  blog  ‘First Pages‘  ~

Setting Yourself  On Fire

I’ve seen this quote many times. I’ve never understood it. I googled it to see if that would help me. It didn’t. I found out that it is a  lyric in a song  and that it is loosely tied to a young Czechoslovakian martyr who set himself on fire to protest the Soviet-led invasion of 1968. But what does it mean?

Recently, my journey…..Read More

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“The best things in life are free.  The second best things are very,  very expensive.”

Coco  Chanel

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“You can’t use up creativity  ~

the more you use,  the more you have.”

Maya Angelou

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 ” At last my love has come along
My lonely days are over
And life is like a song “

Songwriters:  Mack Gordon,  Harry Warren
Song:   ‘At Last’

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 ” It takes a lot of courage to show your dreams to someone else. “
Erma Bombeck

” I must be braver than I thought. “
Ainsley Allmark
on his blog  ‘Dolphin Muse

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 ” You cannot depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus. “

Mark Twain

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” The heart has reasons that reason knows nothing of. “

Blaise Pascal

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” Joy delights in joy “

William Shakespeare

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” For my part I know nothing with any certainty,
but the sight of  the stars makes me dream. “

Vincent Van Gogh

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” And the point is, to live everything. Live the questions now… “

Rainer Maria Rilke
‘Letters to a Young Poet’

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” All you need is Love… “

Songwriters:  John Lennon and  Paul McCartney
Song:  ‘All You Need is Love’

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“The things you are passionate about are not random,

they are your calling.”

Fabienne Fredrickson

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“The secret to change is to  focus all of  your energy,

not on  fighting the old,

but on building the new.”

Socrates

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“Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again

and expecting different results.”

Albert Einstein

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“You must do the thing
you think you cannot do.”

Eleanor Roosevelt

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“The whole is greater than the sum of  its parts.”

Aristotle

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“Attract what you expect,

Reflect what you desire,

Become what you respect,

Mirror what you admire.”

Author  Unkown

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“Of  all  forms of  caution,

caution in love

is perhaps the most  fatal to true happiness.”

Bertrand  Russell

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John Keats

“ I have met with women whom I really think would like to be married to a Poem and to be given away by a Novel. ”

“ A thing of beauty is a joy forever. ”

“ I am certain of nothing
but the holiness of the Heart’s affections and the truth of the Imagination. ”

“ Beauty is truth, truth beauty –  that is all
Ye know on earth, and all ye need to know. ”

“ I want a brighter word than bright. ”

“ The excellence of every Art is its intensity. ”

“ The air is all softness. ”

“ Carpe diem. Seize the day. ”

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want more quotes?   click  HERE   for  Brainy Quotes   and  HERE  for quotes at goodreads

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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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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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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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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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