Thursday, November 8, 2018

poetry rally week 87 for Thanksgiving holidays....2018...

 


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we admire poetry,
the way we adore our thoughts
when poetry hits
we feel the thrills and the green hill lawn views

years turn
wheels of bus carry our poetic mind long and far
Rome poets, Sydney poets, Toronto poets, Seattle poets,
they all enjoy our rally week 1 to 86


when we hit week 87,
by Thanksgiving mood
we appreciate Robert Frost, Emily Dickinson, Ted Hughes, nick lantz,
we are passinate of Lori Webster, Horae Gregory, Charles Simic


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Monday, April 30, 2018

the window to the world on life of a poet interview: Neni I

Dear Maggie,

Well, thank you for your email. I am happy that you noticed me to be interviewed.
The following is my answer to your questions. 

Should you have more questions, please feel free to contact me.

Thank you.


Kind regards,
Neni I.


The Window to The World on Life of A Poet  Questions:
Can you tell us about yourself?
 Melancholic Virgo who loves reading, writing, traveling, daydreaming, and also the purple color and chocolate.

Which country do you live in now? What’s your profession? be general, no need to specify your location...
I am from Indonesia. (At the moment) I am a housewife expecting a baby, also a freelance English teacher.
 
We’re happy that you have been part of Poets Rally as a participant, what has driven you to where you are in this particular community? 
I love writing poetry, and I think it is fun and good for me to share my poems and get feedback in a community.
 
How long have you been blogging? Do you think being part of a poetry community contributes to your creative writing?
Since 2008. But I made a poetry blog (in English) in 2010. Yes, of course. By being a part of a community, I was pushed (in a positive and fun ways) to produce a poetry based on the theme given or a photo prompt. And it is fun and encouraging when I know that other people in the community read my poem and leave a comment. It can boost my confidence and spirit to be more productive and creative
 
Why poetry? Do you write fiction too?
I used to write fiction, but later on especially when I was a copywriter for official website for Ministry of Tourism, I used to write tourism articles.
I’m now trying again to be productive in creative writing especially poetry.
 
Why poetry? Maybe because I am kind of introvert who don’t want to clearly/blatantly state my feelings. Through poetry I can express my feelings using symbolic and concise words. And it is challenging to carefully choose the words in each verse to create certain nuance and deliver meaning.
  
Please share 3 to 5 blog links you enjoy reading most, give 1 or 2 sentences to tell why you love their creative process.
 
My friend’s blog. She is an honest writer who shares her true feeling over something or certain issues. She also shares her travelling stories with good photos.
 
it‘s weekly e-magazine found by also my friend. She shares daily and simple stories yet in a cool ways of writing and contemplation.  
 
Joining in this community (this site) allow me to keep productive in writing and sharing poetries.
 
The photo prompts from this site used to get me inspired writing poems or short stories.
 
fashion-blogger. Love to see the way she dress.
 
How do you know when a poem is done? your own experiences need to be shared here...
Sometimes, it’s just done and I just know it.
 
How do you decide when a poem is "good"? Do you redo your own poems after they’re posted? it could be poem someone else written...
I love a poem which uses simple words but simply stated and sounds right/fitted in each lines. Though, it evokes reader in certain way. That is why I could only admire one Indonesian poet, namely Sapardi Djoko Damono, who is skillful and playful in playing with words.
Here is one of his poems:
I want (translated by John H. McGlynn).
I want to love you simply, in words not spoken:
tinder to the flame which transforms it to ash
I want to love you simply, in signs not expressed:
clouds to the rain which make them evanescent
 
How Much I love Thee by Browning is kind of a poem to which I would fall in love.
 
Do you think music and poetry are related? Why?
It can be. Some lyrics are written concise and poetically. Some poems are transformed into musical forms. Besides, a poem also has its ‘sound’ to create certain effects heard/felt by the reader.

What issues are closed to your heart? Women’s rights, child abuses, etc.…name one…
I prefer love and feelings
What’s your other hobbies besides writing? Do you have pets? Give us a picture if you own a pet.
I love reading of course :D and also travelling.
Please list your blog links below, share 1 or 2 poems that represents best of your poetry talent…
 

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Thursday Poets Rally week 86 ....International nutrition month in april, 6th year, (2018 <------2013): from Apple / Yams to Oranges / Tomatoes


 


Rejecting Cakes and Ice Cream for a change
migrating my appetite to fresh greens,
i walk into a market of colorful things
i pick red tomatoes, I pick naval oranges,
I pick cucumbers, i pick broccoli, 
I am anxious
I am relaxing
I spring clean my backyard
I water my walls outside my window sills

Rejecting meatballs for a change,
switching my attention to April trees
I visit Angry orchard
I pick red delicious apples, 
I pick golden smith and fuji apples
I trust Asian pears, 
I am laughing at my kitchen floor with a skim milk spill
eating is good,
eating Yams, Egg drop soups, and Bamboo roots is better

from 2013, Northwestern musical well,
to 2018, Hyde Park poetry palace poets rally dispatch,
i keep minding my food styles
I wear a google digital watch , measuring my pulse
I wear a fitbit rubber wand, measuring my footsteps,
i write sentences with poetic note, fine tuning my mood,
I love to see Jingle Yanqiu / Anne Davis Pence / Kathleen Donaldsher Hurley bubble
Jeff Bezos, Mackenzie Bezos, Kate Middleton, Mimi Schapiro, Paula Clancy, Helen Wu
Janet Buffett, Susan Boggs, Yan Zhang, Yi Dong, Fengjiao Lin, Isabelle Yuan, Ann Hargis
.....

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samrufz hillford, 2 year old in 7/13/2018

Monday, January 15, 2018

Happy 8th Birthday, Thursday Poets Rally at Hyde Park Poetry palace, Chicago, Princeton, Austin, Stillwater, London, New Orleans, San Francisco, etc.

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a wheat filed could be fine to think of life's ups and downs, poetry wins!!!!!!!!!!!!

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A Calendar Of Sonnets: January - Poem by Helen Hunt Jackson



Only one cell in the frozen hive of night
is lit, or so it seems to us:
this Vietnamese café, with its oily light,
its odors whose colorful shapes are like flowers.
Laughter and talking, the tick of chopsticks.
Beyond the glass, the wintry city
creaks like an ancient wooden bridge.
A great wind rushes under all of us.
The bigger the window, the more it trembles.