Saturday, April 25, 2015

POETRY MONTH AND A PAINTING

Inaugurated by the Academy of American Poets in 1996, National Poetry Month, held every April, is the largest literary celebration in the world with schools, publishers, libraries, booksellers, and poets celebrating poetry’s vital place in our culture.

Yes, it is.  April is the month of poetry.  I had to literally dust of my magnetic poetry to piece together some words for the occasion.




Love, the moon and weather.  Always easy subjects for poetry, but what do you expect?  I was playing with my words during commercials while I was watching "The Science of Stupid" on Nat.Geo. Channel last night.

In other news---

I finished my third submission for Virtual Paintout, Bhutan.  My other two paintings can now be seen there.  Since Google Street View blurs out faces, I had to make up the features for these four youngsters.  They are each dressed in a traditional robe called a gho.  According to several sources all men are required by the government of Bhutan to wear the gho especially if they are in school or work in the government. 

To see the Google Street View location of my selection for this painting go here. https://goo.gl/maps/NpjpD 

I was so sorry to hear about the catastrophic earthquake in the Himalayan Mountains today.   At this time there are 1,800 known deaths.  Bhutan's northern border is part of these mountains but the country reported no major damages.

8 comments:

Bill S. said...

Poetry is rather interesting - and enjoyable. I love the paintings.

esbboston said...

Your poetry is wonderful. I had won a magnetic poetry kit a long time ago. I remember discovering the poetry contest while on the road on a trip home from Oklahoma City only to discover that the final deadline to make a submission happened to be that very day, so I had to go to great lengths to find a post office, write my poem and get it sent in on time.

Delores said...

magnetic poetry...how cool is that

fishducky said...

Lovely--the poems & the painting!!

laurak/ForestWalkArt :) said...

cool magnet poems!! i especially like the Goddess Moon one!!
beautiful painting too!! :)

Val said...

You gho, girl! Love the painting and the poetry.

Byron said...

In the street view of those boys, did you notice what was in the picture if you turn it around 180 degrees? Are they collecting beer bottles for money? Or the adults are raging alcoholics?

Eileen B said...

Byron: Wow! I missed that. Maybe it was a recycle center. Yeah, right.