I love #promoteyourselfmonday at the GoDogGoCafe website. It’s a lovely community and I get to read all kinds of poems. This one, I had to listen to. Sometimes that puts me off; I find most poems easier to understand when I read them. But this one… From the first guitar notes I was hooked.
I hope you like it too! https://wordslessspoken781842219.blog/2020/11/29/gourmet-two-point-oh/
This is a screenshot of how I can read my book – Amazon doesn’t make that as intuitive as I’d like. On my laptop, I need to go to the page where I bought the book. Then look for the price button. Then notice that it says Read with our free app beneath it.
I’ve heard on the iPhone it works differently, and people that are new to Amazon are having trouble finding it. Please let me know if you’ve found the solution – or if you need help. I can also send you a high quality PDF of the book if you prefer that over the Kindle app.
Today is the last day of our book being free. I’m not sure at what time exactly Amazon will turn it off. Here are the links. Enjoy!
amazon UK https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B08MDHTG4R
amazon Nederland https://www.amazon.nl/dp/B08MDHTG4R
amazon Deutschland https://www.amazon.de/dp/B08MDHTG4R
amazon France https://www.amazon.fr/dp/B08MDHTG4R
amazon Espana https://www.amazon.es/dp/B08MDHTG4R
amazon Italia https://www.amazon.it/dp/B08MDHTG4R
amazon Canada https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B08MDHTG4R
amazon Australia https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B08MDHTG4R
amazon India https://www.amazon.in/dp/B08MDHTG4R
amazon Japan https://www.amazon.co.jp/dp/B08MDHTG4R
amazon Brazil https://www.amazon.com.br/dp/B08MDHTG4R
amazon Mexico https://www.amazon.com.mx/dp/B08MDHTG4R
After all the #ThursdayDoors you’ve seen me write about my book in the making, it’s finally here! And you can buy it for free until Saturday (I don’t know when on Saturday it stops in different time zones).
I have a poem in the making with about saving cauddles, but the sun shines and I’m close to the woods. The poem will have to wait. I hope you’ll get my book. Here’s a picture to entice you, and the link to different stores to make it easy 🙂 Thurday’s doors are at the bottom of this post.
Draw a blank
colour in blank
The picture is what I had in mind. But block editor, sigh. So I played another way. Today’s post at octpowrimo.com started with “I drew a blank”. That was enough for me, so I skipped the prompt 😉
take solo time take the space that you deserve taking moments to yourself Time for exercise, and alone time take self care take time Time for self taking a break Taking time out my own space allocating what you already have taking time off social media taking rest taking space taking time Taking time and taking up space connecting take a breath solitude taking a risk Taking a walk taking a swim taking a rest time take care taking my turn take care taking my rights receiving taking time for myself taking my money taking up spsce self-giving sthing taking time take care of myself take time out for pleasure taking life - a gift taking my love take my truth taking my power back taking what I need taking stance Take it!
Today’s poems was inspired by one of the lecture at the free online embodiment conference I’m volunteering in at the moment. (Google it if you want to join, I can’t find a link right now, I’m logged in).
In the picture you can see a bit more about the session. It was for people who spend too much energy pleasing others, and not taking enough care of their own needs. Hence this ode to taking, based on the answers partcipants shared. Our first associations with the word “take” had been 95% negative. Then he asked us for positive associations… For me the are pretty in line with our prompt today at #OctPoWriMo:
How do you relax and process your feelings?
Today’s prompt is playful, but I feel very serious. I blame Blurb. They offer 50% discount on my book before October 17th, and for a high quality coffee table book of 30x30cm, that’s a lot. Only trouble was, I didn’t have it in the store yet… I’ve fixed that, and tell you more about it after the poem. But OctPoWriMo day 12 comes first!
For more playfulness visit the #OctPoWriMo page for day 12. I’ll head over there too when I’ve finished all the serious stuff for today. Like how I can get my book to you at this amazing discount.
The offer is valid until the start of October 17th. For a maximum of 5 people. How does it work?
- You send me a message that you want the book.
- I check on the Blurb account what they charge as postage for your address (and tax maybe, I haven’t figured out how that differs across countries yet).
- I’ll message you the total amount, and how you can pay for it (PayPal, Transferwise, bank account).
- After you’ve sent me the money, I can order the book and have it sent to your address. Expect delivery around October 31th.
More than meet… By Angela van Son Gre… Book Preview
I love what Maria did with the forms. The Diamante turned mushroom, and the table poem has a sharpness to it that comes both from the breaks and the words. Superb!
This morning’s theme “Breaking Boundaries” inspired an exciting photo adventure. I looked at things I see every day with fresh perspective.
Read for inspiration and craft
Louise Glück won the 2020 Nobel Prize for Literature. Here’s an encouraging clip of her talking about poetry.
Spotlight Poem from OctPoWriMo Day 7
I enjoyed the question/answer rhythm of RALLENTANDA’s triolet.
Poetry prompt Today’s OctPoWriMo prompt is Breaking Boundaries
Forms Diamante or Table poem
I tried both forms .
Kindness and Cruelty
caring, accepting, giving
door, home . . . zoo, airport
trapping, attacking, emptying
Mine looks more like a mushroom than a diamond. I like that.
Tooling up for breaking boundaries
|I’ll need scissors to||separate||sullen skies|
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Oh, so cool!
Day 8 OctPoWriMo
Prompt: Breaking boundaries
Form: Table poem
Angela, I hope this will be considered a table poem. WordPress was making a mess of it so I had to type it on Word and paste a screenshot here. Loved your art.
(The left column is a poem in itself and so is the right one. Together they form a poem too! So you get three poems today:) )
Regular visitors of #ThursdayDoors, the weekly doorfest created by Norm Frampton, quickly learn a new word: doorfie. It’s when you take a picture of a beautiful door but accidentlily (or not) show up in the picture yourself, through reflection.
The graffiti you see is on the prison door I wrote about last week. I’m supposed to write a poem today, for day 8 of #OctPoWriMo. I’m not sure if I’ll manage, I’m so incredibly exited that the daily prompt post today is written by me (for the first time).
I keep checking the page to see if new, wonderful poems have shown up 🙂 Another huge distraction is the fact that Blurb offered me to order our coffee table book More than meets the I at a gigantic discount: 50% off. I’m torn between letting people know they can order one through me today because it’s the best offer they ever provided. Or come across as a greedy, salesy person by telling everyone they can order it for a fabulous price and that there’s time pressure…
Anyhow, if you happen to want want let me know. I’ll order the books in about 6 hours, to make sure I won’t miss the deal. The print and paper quality of the book are absolutely fabulous, both my mum and me were stunned when we saw the Dutch edition.