Calliope – Women Who Write 2013 International Poetry Contest – $12
Poetry

Calliope – Women Who Write 2013 International Poetry Contest – $12

Calliope, the muse of epic poetry, daughter of Zeus and legend says she inspired Homer in his writing of the classics Odyssey and the Iliad. An anthology with her name is offering the Women Who Write 2013 International Poetry and Short Prose contest for a submission cost of $12 with a deadline of June 30, 2013. Continue reading

Poetry: Treasure Things by Annette Wynne
Books / Poetry

Poetry: Treasure Things by Annette Wynne

Sitting on my shelf is a worn, torn and colored Treasured Things children’s book with little poems to recite by poet, Annette Wynne. A telescope into the lives of children and adults in 1922.

Newspapers

If all the news gave out
And there should come a day
With nothing …. Continue reading

Poetry: Fireflies by Rabindranath Tagore
Poetry

Poetry: Fireflies by Rabindranath Tagore

One of my favorite poetry books is Fireflies by Rabindranath Tagore with decorations by Boris Artzybasheff published in 1928. On the opening page is the signature of BaiDzar Shalian, an old family friend who shared her library of treasures.

Tagore is a Bengali poet and winner of the 1913 Nobel Prize of Literature. His poems are magical. Here are a few favorites:

“Your smile, my love, like the smell of a

strange flower,

is simple and inexplicable.”

Fireflies by Tagore Continue reading