Sally’s Cafe and Bookstore – New book on the Shelves – Songs of Heartstrings : Poems of Gratitude and Beatitude by Miriam Hurdle.

Sally Cronin has put my new book on the bookshelf of her Bookstore. It’s an honor to be among the great authors and wonderful books. Please go over to visit her. 🙂

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Delighted to welcome a new author to the cafe and bookstore with her debut collection of poetry launched yesterday….. Songs of the Heartstrings: Poems of Gratitude and Beatitude by Miriam Hurdle.

About  Songs of Heartstrings

Human being has the willpower to travel through an exhausting journey, win a tough battle, and heal a deep wound. Strength from hope keeps us going until the light at the end of the tunnel is in sight and striving until the storm is over.

This poetic memoir comprises themes ranging from the suffering through an undesirable relationship, surviving an aggressive cancer, to the happiness in true love, the joy of parenthood, and gratefulness toward the Maker. Hurdle reveals the honest self-talk and reflects a heart filled with optimism, faith and trust. She illustrates the poems with her beautiful photos and paintings.

An early review for the collection

Bette A. Stevens 5.0 out of…

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Colleen’s #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge Recap No. 108, “Afraid & Grave”, #SynonymsOnly

Another week of fabulous entries of creative poets. You’ll enjoy this recap from Colleen’s Poetry Challenge. D.G. Kaye, the Poet of the week wrote a excellent double Etheree.

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Welcome to the Tanka Tuesday Poetry Recap featuring the work of poets from around the globe. If you would like to participate in this challenge, you can learn the rules on the menu item called Colleen’s Weekly Tanka Tuesday Guidelines.

PLEASE NOTE: Don’t forget to count your syllables. Use this site: howmanysyllables.com. Click on the workshop tab. Then, copy and paste your poem into the box, and click “count syllables” at the bottom.

What a fabulous collection of poetry this week. We had horror, humor, romance and plain old Autumn magic! Thanks for celebrating Halloween with me. I can’t wait until we can do it all over again! ❤

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Each week, I like to highlight a poet who I call the Poet of the Week, who has shared an exceptional message, or shown an impassioned creativity through words or form. Poetry is all about perception, so don’t be shocked if…

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Sue invite you to be her guest on her 17,000 follower blog. Hop over to read about it. 🙂

Sue Vincent's Daily Echo

“The time has come, the walrus said, to talk of many things…”

At 17.00 every day, I like to publish a guest post, inviting other writers, bloggers, photographers and artists to share their work and their stories. The Daily Echo Blog has just topped the 17,000 followers mark… not a huge readership by global standards, but not a number to be sneezed at either, especially if you have something to share.

Why not be my guest? Read on to find out how…

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Have you have had a strange experience or encounter that you would like to share? I am not looking for sensationalism or fictional tales… but in light of the response to recent posts, I think it would be both useful and reassuring to others to realise that none of us are alone in these strange encounters and experiences and perhaps we can open discussion on what they may…

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge – Blending in or Standing out

Anne-Christine has a great theme for this week’s Lens-Artists Photo Challenge – Blending in or Standing out.

We went to China for a eight-member family vacation. We had our private van with a private driver. The itinerary included Beijing, Xi’an, Guilin and Hong Kong. The first city tour was Beijing. Great Wall is surely standing out with the length of 13,170 miles (21,196 kilometers). It can be seen from outer space and the moon.

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Colleen’s Poetry Challenge – Afraid & Grave

The prompt words for Colleen’s Poetry Challenge this week are Afraid and Grave – #SynonymsOnly.

gratitude

Eleven years ago this time, a drastic decision was made that changed my life. I was diagnosed with melanoma cancer in the female organ. The doctors proposed a treatment plan using a combination of five aggressive drugs. My daughter and I read the descriptions and the side effects of the drugs, I commented, “The drugs may kill me before killing the cancer.”

It was a tough decision to make and I had to make it fast. The caner went from stage II to stage IV in three months. Without the treatment, I would have died sooner. With the treatment, there was a chance to live. I wanted to live for a while longer to enjoy the reunion with my daughter after five years of isolation, seeing her only once during those years. I accepted the six months of harsh chemotherapy, three surgeries and one month of radiation. I’m grateful to be alive.

Not fear of dying

Soft yearning to stay alive

For the family

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