Friday, April 29, 2011

Check Out My Poetry!

     I have been following the Poetic Asides blog throughout the month of April.  Robert Brewer of Writer's Digest Magazine has been writing poems and providing prompts all month long to celebrate National Poetry Month.  On April 19, he posted a challenge for a chance to be published in Writer's Digest magazine in a new feature: WD Poetic Form Challenge.  The challenge, this first time out, was 10 lines of 10 syllables.  That was all the instruction that was provided.  The poem that is chosen will be featured in the September issue of Writer's Digest entitled, "The Big 10" issue.  There will be a "Top 10" list posted, as well.  I posted my contribution on the website in time for judging.  I was #333.  So, the competition is fierce.  The contest deadline is April 29th at midnight EST.  As soon as a winner is chosen (I hope it's me!!!) I will post my poem here on my Chalk Outlines blog.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Quote for the Day!

Which type of person are you?  Do you dwell on the past?  Live for today?
Or look to the future?  
Depending on where your mindset is today, I have a variety of quotes to fit.
Which one speaks to you?

If you dwell in the past:
"We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the life we have waiting for us."
Joseph Campbell
(*the past is over, let it go, move on)
If you live for today:
"There is nothing worth more than this day!"
(*learn to live in the present moment)
If you look to the future:
"When one door closes another door opens; but we so often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us."
Alexander Graham Bell
(*slow down, look around you, you're missing your life)

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Quote for the Day!

"My favorite thing is to go where I've never been."
     -Diane Arbus

Monday, April 4, 2011

Quote for the Day!

"The creative mind plays with the objects it loves."
     -Carl Jung