Happy Poem-in-a-pocket Day!

I’ll be carrying on of my all time favorites;

Invictus

by William Ernest Henry

Which poem are you toting today?

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Living Life to the Best of Your Possibility

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

Victoria Kaloss

Protect Your Poems: The Copyright Notice

Monday Morning – Sharing is caring for copyright protocol

Lonely Blue Boy

The Copyright Notice 

The protector of your poems 

Hello, poetry lovers!

I’ve noticed that some people have been adding copyright notices on every poem they make.

Or the classic “this poem is mine”no stealing”.

You can create a clear copyright notice on your site by following the steps below:

Step 1 

Go to Customize

Step 2

Go to Widgets

Step 3

Click “Add a Widget”

Step 4 

Scroll and look for “Text”

Step 5

Copy and paste this to your text widget

© [Full Name] and [Site Name], [Current Year or Year Range]. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to [Your Name] and [Your Site Name] with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

Step 6

Set the title of…

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Sunday Poem~

‘Dear God of Hiccups’

Spoken by Rebeca Mae

National Poetry Slam 2015

Button Poetry on youtube

Shout out to Spoken Word Poetry for National Poetry Month~

The link is secure so you’ll have to work for the video – yeah, it’s worth the extra effort!

 

Living Life to the Best of Your Possibility

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

Victoria Kaloss

Friday Poem ;)

Tattoo

by Nick Flynn

At fourteen, I wanted a tattoo.

At thirty-two, a friend and I dove into the then, less than acceptable tattoo underground. My mother was quite upset with me saying, ‘that is a permanent mark, a permanent scar!’

I explained laser therapy for tattoo removal ending my chit-chat by stating, ‘I have permanent scars from over thirteen surgeries. Those scars are permanent and can’t be lasered off. Tattoos are my scars of choice.’

A documentary on the history and art of tattoos noted many cultures denoted significant life events by inking – birth of a child, death of a parent, good health, survival~

At fifty, I celebrated with two more tattoos.

I think I’m done 😉

Nick Flynn’s poem Tattoo gives us a glimpse into the mind and heart the soulful tattoo essence.

Enjoy!

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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 ~

To E

Sara Teasdale

 

About This Poem

“To E” was published in The Little Review (Volume 1, Number 2) in April of 1914.

Sara Teasdale was born on August 8, 1884, in St. Louis, Missouri. In 1918 she won the Pulitzer Prize for her book Love Songs (Macmillan, 1917). Teasdale died on January 29, 1933.

more-at-poets

 

American Literature moves me.

 

Living Life to the Best of Your Possibility

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

Victoria Kaloss

And poetry begins!

Happy National Poetry Month – 20 Years in the running!

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Poems, shorts stories, blog posts, flash fiction, character outlines, children’s books, IDEAS for future projects, no matter the form, April asks us for time, energy and to celebrate poetry.

Turns April rain showers into rainbows.

 

Living Life to the Best of Your Possibility

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

Victoria Kaloss