Daily Archives: April 6, 2016



There is youth inside

It shows up as stray grey hairs

Disguised as glitter

©2016 Annette Rochelle Aben

Writers Quote Wednesday Writing Challenge Survival

Canadian free-verse poet, Alfred Wellington Purdy, said, “a ‘collected poems’ is either a gravestone or a testimonial to survival.” 

Wow, that’s deep. As a poet, I find that I am writing a lot based on getting through each moment, day-by-day.  Guess that’s what Mr. Purdy meant by it being a testimonial to survival.

While Mr. Purdy is famous for his free verse, I find the challenge of Haiku, much more appealing,so here are my thoughts on SURVIVAL.  Thank you to Colleen and Ron for the opportunity to allow my poetic efforts to THRIVE!

Daily, people strive

For that which shows they’ve arrived

More than just survive

Setting sights to thrive

The goal of being alive

Strong hopes to revive

©2016 Annette Rochelle Aben


Hugh’s Weekly Photo Challenge #20 Solitude

I appreciate SOLITUDE, much like this duck here.  This is one of the reasons I love going to the park to visit the ducks, it’s one way that I find some SOLITUDE!



The Poetry of Judy Martin on Tell Me a Story


Friday, April 8th, 1:30-2pm EDT ~  Welcome to Tell Me a Story, as well as National Poetry Month!  In 1996, The American Academy of Poets http://www.poets.org inaugurated an entire month to pay homage to the art and artistry of poetry. Joining us on the program today, is wife, mum, nurse, blogger and published author, Judy Martin! Judy’s easy to love energy comes through in everything she puts forth and this shines in her recently published book of poetry, Rhymes of the Times. You’ll find Judy and all her links, at her blog http://www.edwinasepisodes.com Find all things about The Magic Happens Magazine at http://www.themagichappens.com


25 Incredibly Beautiful Minerals and Stones

Incredibly beautiful and powerful!  CLICK THROUGH to the ORIGINAL LINK and experience nature’s voice!

Bismuth (Variant) Nature can sometimes create truly outstanding displays of beauty which are beyond the abilities of all the world’s artists. You only have to look at some of the minerals an…

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