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  • Refugees of Syrian War Continue Migration into Turkey
    Text and Meaning in Elemental the Power of Illuminated Love (part 3 of 3)
    To read this article series from the beginning please see the links following the bonus poem at the end. Part 3 with the concluding poem begins now:When looking at the extended timeline of Elemental's creation, one important reoccurring factor...
  • Section Detail of Painting: The Blessing by Luther E. Vann
    Text and Meaning in Elemental the Power of Illuminated Love (part 2 of 3)
    One example of ELEMENTAL, The Power of Illuminated Love’s principal themes would be the painting "Christ Listening to Stereo." It depicts a youth on a bus in New York City. The image reveals how the youth is at once physically part...
  • Mr. Moon
    Mr. Moon
    The Lemonade Ladies Poetry night turned out to be a night of magic as women read their original poems. One of the poets was Mona Woodruff. Mona is a flaming red-head, with a Cajun accent, a big heart, an amazing chef, and a life full of joy and...
  • Trust
    Fathers and Daughters
    Lemonade Ladies Poetry by Kathryn ChestnutKathryn is the CEO and founder of OK Embroidery Center. She had lived internationally, and is a proud Lemonade Lady.Her poem reflects what all little girls want from their father, but often do not receive....
  • A Poet's Expression
    Anticipation overshadows sorrow
    Yes, after everything I went through I was determined to get a Bachelor’s degree. The General Manager where I was employed at the time, Mr. Watson told me about the school he graduated from Oklahoma State University. I researched the Hotel...
  • The Perfect Dog by John O'Hurley
    'The Perfect Dog' by John O'Hurley
    It's a small book with a huge message. "The Perfect Dog" is a tiny jewel perfect for dog-lovers of any age. While it is a small book (perfect for gift-giving), the message is loud and clear.From the simple line from the poem on each...
  • Coffee Shops
    Coffee: Cup of Comfort (a fun poem for coffee lovers)
    Do you have an addiction with coffee? Or perhaps you need a few cups to conquer your day?... This poem is dedicated to our favorite drink: coffee. )**************************************The rich enticing spice-like aromathat sends jolts of energy...
  • leadership
    Leadership Lessons: Let’s All Close for Business (Thank You U.S. Gov’t)
    QUESTION: Did you ever have a day when you just wanted to pull the covers over your head and go back to sleep?QUESTION: Did you ever just want to sit at the beach and watch the waves without doing anything at all?QUESTION: Did you ever want to say...
  • Looking to the Skies
    Mother's day thoughts for all
    Mother’s Day ThoughtsMemories are created every day, they stay with you foreverOrdinary meets extraordinary, that’s what you areTimeless is what you areHappiness always wins, maintain that smileEmbrace the blessings around you they are...
  • Forgiveness - how will it impact your career?
    Forgiveness - how will it impact your career?
    I presented On Personal Branding and Career Success at a San Diego PMI chapter morning meeting - and at the end of the event someone brought up the horrific events in Boston and Texas. For a short while we discussed how even the way we approach...
  • Amanda Palmer ‘Poem for Dzhokhar’ rows the boat ashore
    Amanda Palmer ‘Poem for Dzhokhar’ rows the boat ashore
    The former lead singer for the Dresden Dolls, Amanda Palmer, is no virgin when it comes to controversy she’s certainly committed to her share. She finds herself the center of the un-adoring public when she wrote a poem, “A Poem for...
  • Dzhokhar Tsarnaev
    Performer Amanda Palmer urges empathy for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in poem
    Amanda Palmer, described as "an American performer who first rose to prominence as the lead singer, pianist, and lyricist/composer of the duoThe Dresden Dolls," wrote a poem in which she urged empathy for suspected Boston Marathon bomber...
  • Painting Titled "The Promise" by Jaanika Talts
    Sensualized transcendence: Editorial and poem on the art of Jaanika Talts (pt 2)
    To read part 1 of this special editorial by Aberjhani please click here. Part 2 with the accompanying poem begins now:“The Universe said, ‘let me show your soul something beautiful.’”––Aberjhani (from ELEMENTAL,...
  • Shane Koyczan
    Video: Anti-bullying poem rises above "the hiding places pills can’t provide"
    On its facebook page less than one day ago, Socialvest,a movement of shoppers who are giving back to causes they care about with their purchases,brought attention to the fact that April is Poetry Month. In honor of Poetry Month, they called on the...
  • The Holidays and the Military
    Holiday Letter for a Poet Gone to War: Editorial and Poem
    Why do you think certain creative works make such a powerful and lasting impact on a wide range of people? By way of example, consider the very edgy TV drama series Homeland, the current hit movie Lincoln, and Clint Eastwood’s modern film...