Poetry **Special Edition

Lauren Schmidt, editor of the new poetry journal, Long Dumb Voices, model’s

the poet, writer and world contributor to whom I aspire.

The second I read Long Dumb Voices Home Page and Mission Statement, I cried happy tears.

 

Finally, a poetic platform with a heart for the misunderstood. A journal encouraging writers descriptive documentation of social crevasses – a literary gift, individual packed ‘Super Glue’ filling up gaps; ‘filling up’ minds, bodies and souls.

I am grateful to Long Dumb Voices, Lauren Schmidt – a truth-teller of the highest order.

Lauren published two of my poems in the First Edition of Long Dumb Voices

can life get any better? Yes, of course, we write it so.

Thanks to Lauren, Long Dumb Voices and all the artists, contributors to the First Edition of Long Dumb Voices!

http://www.longdumbvoices.org/

 

Living Life to the Best of Your Possibility

‘One can judge a nation by the way it treats its most vulnerable’ ~ Aristotle

Victoria Kaloss

Sunday Poem~ Spoken Word -Warning Adult Language

 

Chris August – the first feature poet visiting LoserSlam on my first ever open-mic.

Chris has been the Individual spoken word champion twice. His emphatic, authentic heart is not worn on his sleeve, he embodies – love.

One of my favorite poets and people.

Wait for then end, you’ll be floored.

 

Living Life to the Best of Your Possibility

‘One can judge a nation by the way it treats its most vulnerable’ ~ Aristotle

Victoria Kloss

Photo archives celebrate Black History Month

What a unique platform to honor Black History Month. The Guardian pulled out never seen photos shedding new light on the past civil rights movement.

Fresh perspective through images and articles using reputable sources outshines expected platforms for Black History Month.

Enjoy!

http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/gallery/2016/feb/01/previously-unreleased-images-made-public-to-celebrate-black-history-month

 

Living Life to the Best of Your Possibility

‘One can judge a nation by the way it treats its most vulnerable’ ~ Aristotle

Victoria Kaloss

Happy St. Brigid’s Day!

Living Life to the Best of Your Possibility

Living Life to the Best of Your Possibility

Victoria Kaloss

One can judge a nation by the way it treats its most vulnerable’ ~ Aristotle

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Sunday Poem~ At Last

by Christina Rossetti (to read more about the poet, click the author’s name)

 

http://academyofamericanpoets.cmail20.com/t/ViewEmail/y/9BA839988BC92FF5/F7AC937704804FC38BD4C707EBCCB890

I couldn’t wait for Valentine’s Day for this gem!

Make your day count!

 

Living Life to the Best of Your Possibility

‘One can judge a nation by the way it treats its most vulnerable’ ~ Aristotle

Victoria Kaloss

 

 

Disabled photo exhibit~

Highlighting handicapped creative works lightens my spirit.

Creativity is a feature in my life and sharing art, well,

I am a believer in sharing

and All Things Magical ;)

Enjoy the show!

http://www.grandforksherald.com/news/local/3931924-video-through-their-eyes-photography-exhibit-shows-work-people-disabilities

 

Living Life to the Best of Your Possibility

‘One can judge a  nation by the way it treats its most vulnerable’ ~ Aristotle

Victoria Kaloss

Sunday Poem ~ (also author of ‘Jungle Book’)

The Power of the Dog

Rudyard Kipling, 18651936

There is sorrow enough in the natural way
From men and women to fill our day;
And when we are certain of sorrow in store,
Why do we always arrange for more?
Brothers and Sisters, I bid you beware
Of giving your heart to a dog to tear.
 
Buy a pup and your money will buy
Love unflinching that cannot lie—
Perfect passion and worship fed
By a kick in the ribs or a pat on the head.
Nevertheless it is hardly fair
To risk your heart for a dog to tear.
 
When the fourteen years which Nature permits
Are closing in asthma, or tumour, or fits,
And the vet’s unspoken prescription runs
To lethal chambers or loaded guns,
Then you will find—it’s your own affair—
But … you’ve given your heart to a dog to tear.
 
When the body that lived at your single will,
With its whimper of welcome, is stilled (how still!).
When the spirit that answered your every mood
Is gone—wherever it goes—for good,
You will discover how much you care,
And will give your heart to a dog to tear.
 
We’ve sorrow enough in the natural way,
When it comes to burying Christian clay.
Our loves are not given, but only lent,
At compound interest of cent per cent.
Though it is not always the case, I believe,
That the longer we’ve kept ’em, the more do we grieve:
For, when debts are payable, right or wrong,
A short-time loan is as bad as a long—
So why in—Heaven (before we are there)
Should we give our hearts to a dog to tear?

This poem is in the public domain.

Rudyard Kipling

Joseph Rudyard Kipling is best known for his novels The Jungle Book, The Second Jungle Book, and Kim, and his most famous poem, “If“.

Living Life to the Best of Your Possibility
‘One can judge a nation by the way it treats its most vulnerable’ ~Aristotle
Victoria Kaloss

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