Promote Yourself Monday- August 27, 2018

Here is your chance to show off your best work!! Don’t miss this opportunity!!

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Welcome to Promote Yourself Monday.  All Go Dog Go Cafe readers, guest writers, and baristas are invited to post one link to one specific post (600 words or less please!) from your blog into the comments section below.

If you post a link, be sure to read some of the other great writing people have linked to.

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5 Strategies to Jump Start Creativity – guest blog post by Carolyn Martin

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When a local writers group asked me to teach a class on inspiration, I was stopped in my tracks. How could what inspires me inspire this community of prose writers and poets? The more I thought about what might be universally applicable, however, the more excited I got. You see, I’ve come to understand that inspiration isn’t something you wait around for – although that’s one approach. Rather, it’s something you can consciously chase and catch in innumerable ways.

Here are five strategies that will jump-start your creativity:

  1. Place your senses on high alert for sights, sounds, smells, images in whatever environment you find yourself: at home, on a bus, in a mall, at a poetry reading. Wherever. Jot down what they tell you. For example, one day I sat quietly in my family room and opened my senses to the refrigerator growling, the clock ticking, the furnace clicking on…

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Every smile

Siren Whispers

I sat upon the sand

watching as he played amid the waves,

catching each swell as I’d taught him.

With every rise and fall,

and every smile and laugh,

I could see the past years

and the pain and stress he endured

melt away

and for those few carefree moments

he was a kid again,

one who had no worries in front of him

except for whether he might swallow too much

of the sea…


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“I Would Live In Your Love” … Sara Teasdale

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I Would Live In Your Love – Sara Teasdale

I would  live in your love

As the sea-grasses live in the sea,

Borne up by each wave as it passes,

Drawn down by each wave that recedes;

I would empty my soul

Of the dreams that have gathered in me

I would beat with your heart as it beats,

I would follow your soul as it leads.


A gentle love poem by the American lyric poet, Sara Teasdale (1884-1933).  After her marriage in 1914, she used the name Sara Teasdale Filsinger.  As the sea-grass lives in and is sustained by the sea, so the poet wishes her life to be consumed and given wholly to her love. The images created belie her own love story when it would appear that she married largely to meet with the wishes of her parents.  The marriage ended in…

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A Place She Would Like To Be

She loves the smell of flowers

That spring brings to the air

She longs for summer walks

Free of grief, and great despair.

She longs to feel the warmth of sun

So gently on her face…

As she strolls along the cobblestones,

In some quiet little place.

Perhaps a street in Italy

With its painted frescoed walls…

Where gondoliers sing softly

Of love that lingers on

Oh, but spring in gay Paris

For amour it fills the air

As wild Irises, and lilies

Adorn the streets and fairs

But in truth where she would like to be

Is a place where love can grow

Without life’s stain of cruelty

In a world where she belongs.

Antony King 2018


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