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Thursday Thinking by YoTrip for April 26, 2012- POET’S NEVER DIE (Vol.4, Iss.4)


National Poetry Month Display @ Forest Hills

National Poetry Month Display @ Forest Hills (Photo credit: mySAPL)

POET’S NEVER DIE

Our words are lasting like the memories in the corners of our mind

Poet’s Never Die

What we share is worthy of pause by all who encounter our talents

Poet’s Never Die

What we express goes on,lives on, moves on but more importantly stays on

The paper,  the pen, the mind of the reader, and the heart of those touched by the words

Poet’s Never Die

They just get worn, like your favorite pair of shoes, they get weary, like a fighter at his last round who feels like giving up

Poet’s Never Die

Yet what keeps us, makes us appealing for the young and old alike

Poet’s Never Die

Consider the great artist who are dangerous with their stokes of the pen

Still their stories are picked up off of the shelves or the  subject of Google searches

Poet’s Never Die

As long as there are faces, places and spaces for seeking to have them  in their lives

Poet’s Never Die

YoTrip 4/26/12

April is National Poetry Month

Let’s celebrate the beautiful of creative expression. Happy Sweet 16, Poets!For more information go to http://www.poets.org

National Poetry Month

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“FOCUS FORWARD in 2012″
Turning Back Is  NOT An Option!
Yolanda Clay Triplett
“YoTrip”
~Words and Thoughts Artist~

 

 

“Words the joyful noise of my
mouth, sweet sounds to my ears.The
results of a love affair between
pen and paper, words”

Copyright © 2012 YoTrip-Words and Thoughts 

 

 


In celebration of two of my favorite people-Miss Zora and Dr. Maya.

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Today is the 124th birthday celebration for the one and only Miss Zora Neale Hurston. As the world pauses to remember the genius woman of Eatonville, Florida’s favorite adopted daughter, I wonder what would Miss Zora think of this world and how would she record it. ” I have the nerve to walk my own way, however hard, in my search for reality, rather than climb upon the rattling wagon of wishful illusions.” Letter from Zora Neale Hurston to Countee Cullen like she expounds in the quote she walked her own way.

Since this post first appeared almost three years ago, Miss Zora has an auspicious author, a passionate poet, and a wisdom-filled writer the incomparable Dr. Maya Angelou, join her beyond the heavenly gates. I can only imagine sitting at the feet of greatness and gleaning the wisdom and knowledge they would so freely share. Miss Zora and Miss…

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Tuesday Thoughts by YoTrip for April 24, 2012- Miss Zora Meets Dr.Maya (Vol.4, Iss.4)


Maya Angelou, February 2011

Maya Angelou, February 2011 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Today is the 124th birthday celebration for the one and only Miss Zora Neale Hurston. As the world pauses to remember the genius woman of Eatonville, Florida’s favorite adopted daughter, I wonder what would Miss Zora think of this world and how would she record it. ” I have the nerve to walk my own way, however hard, in my search for reality, rather than climb upon the rattling wagon of wishful illusions.” Letter from Zora Neale Hurston to Countee Cullen like she expounds in the quote she walked her own way.

Since this post first appeared almost three years ago, Miss Zora has an auspicious author, a passionate poet, and a wisdom-filled writer the incomparable Dr. Maya Angelou, join her beyond the heavenly gates. I can only imagine sitting at the feet of greatness and gleaning the wisdom and knowledge they would so freely share. Miss Zora and Miss Maya two renaissance women who gave the world so much and left indelible footprints of a beauty legacy on this journey called life. 1-7-15

This post is in celebration of National Poetry Month during the month of April. Miss Zora Neale Hurston and Dr. Maya Angelou are two of my “sheroes” for being women who epitomize making your own way. Both Miss Zora and Dr. Maya set the pace for their contemporaries to try to keep up. A dear friend of mine Publisher,author,poet and “every woman”, Katandra Shanel Jackson Taylor of Freedom Ink Publishing http://www.freedomink365.com/ saw a picture of me at an event and inspired me to pen this post. Here is the poetic piece, enjoy!

Miss Zora Meets Dr.Maya

Two sassy southern belle’s meet on a dusty road

Walking in purpose and passion as they carry their load

I can almost hear them as they speak and share their stories

Shouting, jumping for joy and sharing in each others glories

“I Won’t Take Nothing For My Journey” Dr. Maya tells all

How about those “Mules and Men” back at her Miss Zora recalls

Walking along their path two women find their souls are intertwined

“Dust Tracks On The Road’ Miss Zora exclaims from deep within

“I Know Why The Cage Bird Sings” Dr.Maya shares her life with her pen

These two writers,poets, authors, educated women equipped with their own way of thinking and mind

Make no mistake Miss Zora and Dr.Maya can be called two strong women and truly one of a kind.

Yolanda “YoTrip” Triplett

Zora Neale Hurston, beating the hountar, or ma...

Zora Neale Hurston, beating the hountar, or mama drum (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Let’s celebrate the beautiful of creative expression. Happy Sweet 16, Poets!For more information go to http://www.poets.org

National Poetry Month
Do you want to be inspired and learn how to live triumphantly? Listen to the Dr. Loretta Faith Harris Radio Show on Wednesday’s from 6:30 pm-7:00 pmEST, join us http://www.blogtalkradio.com/lorettafaithharriss

Write your Story. Join the Orlando Renaissance Writers Guild. http://www.orwriters.org/ Purchase a copy of the collaborative book an “Anthology
“FOCUS FORWARD in 2012”
Turning Back Is NOT An Option!
Yolanda Clay Triplett
“YoTrip”
~Words and Thoughts Artist~
“Words the joyful noise of my
mouth, sweet sounds to my ears.The
results of a love affair between
pen and paper, words”

Copyright © 2012 YoTrip-Words and Thoughts


WORTH sharing again, enjoy!

YoTrip-Words and Thoughts

 

For as long as I can remember since I was a wee wonder, a little child

Putting words on paper would always make me smile

The Poet in Me

Drives my need to express my feelings on this and that

The Poet in Me

Let’s me be simplistic

The Poet in Me

Allows me to be complex

The Poet in Me

Can be tough as nails

The Poet in Me

Can soft as a baby’s skin

The Poet in Me

Goes deep as the oceans floor

The Poet in me

Can be shallow like the water’s edge

The Poet in me

Bears all from the depths of my soul

The Poet in me

Shutdown and hides when life takes it toll

The Poet in me

Loves the power of words

The Poet in me

Hates the abuse of words

The Poet in me

Respects creative…

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Thursday Thinking by YoTrip for April 19,2012-The Poet Rita Dove (Vol.4, Iss.3)


Rita Dove in 2004 Polski: Rita Dove w 2004

Rita Dove in 2004 Polski: Rita Dove w 2004 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Rita Dove

(b. 1952)

"I believe even 5-year-olds can get something from a Shakespearean sonnet...as long as you DON'T tell them, 'This is really hard.'" - Rita Dove

Rita Dove
Rita Dove (b. 1952) was encouraged by her parents to read widely from a young age and she explored all that the local library in Akron, Ohio, had to offer. Dove went on to study English at Miami University, Ohio, was a Fulbright Scholar at Tübingen in Germany, before joining the renowned University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop. Her glittering academic career was soon matched by her growing reputation as a poet, her first collection, The Yellow House on the Corner, appearing in 1980. Seven years later her third book, Thomas and Beulah, based on her grandparents’ lives, won the Pulitzer Prize. In 1993 Dove became the American Poet Laureate, making her both the youngest recipient of this honour and the first African American. Her many other awards include over twenty honorary doctorates, the National Humanities Medal from President Clinton and, in 2006, the Commonwealth Award of Distinguished Service. She currently holds the chair of Commonwealth Professor of English at the University of Virginia and was recently elected Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets.

Dove is an inspirational figure for African-Americans and for women, and her own work reflects these two important facets of her life, featuring many iconic names including Billie Holiday, Rosa Parks and Hattie McDaniel. click here to continue viewing this story.

Let’s celebrate the beautiful of creative expression. Happy Sweet 16, Poets!For more information go to http://www.poets.org

National Poetry Month
Do you want to be inspired and learn how to live triumphantly? Listen to the Dr. Loretta Faith Harris Radio Show on Wednesday’s from 6:30 pm-7:00 pmEST, join us http://www.blogtalkradio.com/lorettafaithharriss

Write your Story. Join the Orlando Renaissance Writers Guild. http://www.orwriters.org/ Purchase a copy of the collaborative book an “Anthology”
“FOCUS FORWARD in 2012”
Turning Back Is  NOT An Option!
Yolanda Clay Triplett
“YoTrip”
~Words and Thoughts Artist~
“Words the joyful noise of my
mouth, sweet sounds to my ears.The
results of a love affair between
pen and paper, words”

Copyright © 2012 YoTrip-Words and Thoughts 

Tuesday Thoughts by YoTrip for April 17, 2012-Discovery’s Final Flight (Vol.4, Iss.3)


STS-128 Return to KSC 13

STS-128 Return to KSC 13 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Discovery’s Final Flight

The Shuttle Discovery has been blasting off into the atmosphere of space

For almost 30 years it has been celestial missions in a far away place

The Shuttle Discovery is taking its final flight

Moving to retirement and settling for a spot in not so bright light

There is not a spaceship with more traveled miles in the sky

Shuttle Discovery really knows how to fly

This spaceship has stood the test of  time above all

Shuttle Discovery has done it’s duty and answered its final call

From NASA’s space coast it called home

On the wings of a Boeing 747 took flight to land in Washington, DC no longer to roam

The Shuttle Discovery to become an artifact in the historic  Smithsonian for all to see

The Shuttle Discovery turning in its wings upon taking its last run

Watching this spaceship high beyond  the clouds has been fun.

4/17/12 ~~YoTrip

So long Shuttle Discovery….

 

Let’s celebrate the beautiful of creative expression. Happy Sweet 16, Poets!For more information go to http://www.poets.org


National Poetry Month

Do you want to be inspired and learn how to live triumphantly? Listen to the Dr. Loretta Faith Harris Radio Show on Wednesday’s from 6:30 pm-7:00 pmEST, join us http://www.blogtalkradio.com/lorettafaithharriss
 

Write your Story. Join the Orlando Renaissance Writers Guild. http://www.orwriters.org/ Purchase a copy of the collaborative book an “Anthology”


“FOCUS FORWARD in 2012”
Turning Back Is  NOT An Option!

Yolanda Clay Triplett
“YoTrip”
~Words and Thoughts Artist~

“Words the joyful noise of my
mouth, sweet sounds to my ears.The
results of a love affair between
pen and paper, words”

Copyright © 2012 YoTrip-Words and Thoughts  

 

 

Thursday Thinking by YoTrip for April 12, 2012-IT IS POSSIBLE (Vol.4, Iss.2)


Tell Me Your Dreams

Tell Me Your Dreams (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Dreams Less Sweet

Dreams Less Sweet (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

IT IS POSSIBLE

IT IS POSSIBLE…A DISCOURSE IN BELIEF!

To dream, a dream into reality real… IT IS POSSIBLE!

          To have an attitude of determination, despite the arrows of deflation… IT IS POSSIBLE!

To have a “No Turning Back” mindset, when all roads are blocked along the way… IT IS POSSIBLE!

To ponder back into the past, be the pulse of the present, and focus on the future…IT IS POSSIBLE!

          To always stand for something and refuse to fall for anything… IT IS POSSIBLE!

          To rise above the HATERS of you, and rally around the HEROES in you… IT IS POSSIBLE!

To beat the odds, because you are better than ordinary…IT IS POSSIBLE!

To see defeat as a doorway to an opportunity to try again, if at first you don’t succeed…IT IS POSSIBLE!

To stay in the game, especially when others count you out of the game…IT IS POSSIBLE!

To recognize the best is yet to come, if we stay the course… IT IS POSSIBLE!

TO KNOW THAT ONE OF OUR GREATEST GIFTS IS TO RECOGNIZE AND ACKNOWLEDGE WHO WE ARE, AS A PEOPLE. OUR VAST AND RICH HISTORY, AS A PEOPLE IS TIED TO MANKIND’S BEGINNINGS AND EXISTENCE. KINGS AND QUEENS, RULERS AND ROYALTY, SLAVES AND SERVANTS ARE THE CALLING CARDS OF OUR PEOPLE. NOW IN THIS TIME AND PLACE WE PAUSE… TO HONOR, REMEMBER AND CELEBRATE, THOSE WHO SHOULDERS WE STAND UPON. THE FOREPARENTS OF OUR HISTORY AND HERITAGE, SO GREAT OUR STORIES TO SHARE.

OUR LEGACY BUILT ON THE BRIDGE OF LITERACY AND KNOWLEDGE, COMING TOGETHER IN CELEBRATION OF “WHERE WE WERE, WHO WE ARE, AND WHAT WE SHALL BECOME?

MAY WE NEVER STOP. “YEARNING FOR LEARNING”, FOR THE DAY THAT HAPPENS WE ARE DOOMED AND DESTINED TO DIE.

WE HAVE COME TOO FAR AND HAVE TOO FAR TO GO TO STOP NOW…

IT IS POSSIBLE…IF YOU ONLY BELIEVE

~~YoTrip  02/07/08

Let’s celebrate the beautiful of creative expression. Happy Sweet 16, Poets!For more information go to http://www.poets.org


National Poetry Month

http://www.poets.org/images


Do you want to be inspired and learn how to live triumphantly? Listen to the Dr. Loretta Faith Harris Radio Show on Wednesday’s from 6:30 pm-7:00 pmEST, join us http://www.blogtalkradio.com/lorettafaithharriss

 


Write your Story. Join the Orlando Renaissance Writers Guild. http://www.orwriters.org/ Purchase a copy of the collaborative book an “Anthology”



“FOCUS FORWARD in 2012”
Turning Back Is  NOT An Option!

Yolanda Clay Triplett
“YoTrip”
~Words and Thoughts Artist~

“Words the joyful noise of my
mouth, sweet sounds to my ears.The
results of a love affair between
pen and paper, words”

Copyright © 2012 YoTrip-Words and Thoughts  

Tuesday Thoughts by YoTrip for April 10, 2012-The Beauty of HAIKU (Vol.4, Iss.4)


Haiku Girls w/refrigerator

Haiku Girls w/refrigerator (Photo credit: Pirate Alice)

The Beauty of HAIKU

Cultural Dictionary
haiku [( heye -kooh)]

A form of Japanese poetry. A haiku expresses a single feeling or impression and contains three unrhymed lines of five, seven, and five syllables, respectively.

The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

As a show of honor for National Poetry Month, I want to showcase the art of the poetic expression know as HAIKU.

Here is my take on the art of  HAIKU

Words Speak

Words moving in motion
Expressing feelings and sharing
From your head and heart

The Paper

Let the pen flow free
Unleash it on the blank space
Fill it with your words

 

You are a storybook
Walking and talking your life
Writing chapter daily

~~YoTrip

 

April is National Poetry Month
Let’s celebrate the beautiful of creative expression. Happy Sweet 16, Poets!For more information go to http://www.poets.org

http://www.poets.org/images

Do you want to be inspired and learn how to live triumphantly? Listen to the Dr. Loretta Faith Harris Radio Show on Wednesday’s from 6:30 pm-7:00 pm EST, join us http://www.blogtalkradio.com/lorettafaithharriss

Write your Story. Join the Orlando Renaissance Writers Guild. http://www.orwriters.org/ Purchase a copy of the collaborative book an “Anthology”

“FOCUS FORWARD in 2012”
Turning Back Is NOT An Option!

Yolanda Clay Triplett
“YoTrip”
~Words and Thoughts Artist~
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“Words the joyful noise of my
mouth, sweet sounds to my ears.The
results of a love affair between
pen and paper, words”

Copyright © 2012 YoTrip-Words and Thoughts

Thursday Thinking by YoTrip for April 5, 2012- The Poet In Me (Vol.4, Iss.1)


Blue Train Books Celebrates National Poetry Mo...

Blue Train Books Celebrates National Poetry Month April 2012 (Photo credit: Blue Train Books)

 

Poetry Month is in April!

Poetry Month is in April! (Photo credit: Manchester Library)

For as long as I can remember since I was a wee wonder, a little child

Putting words on paper would always make me smile

The Poet in Me

Drives my need to express my feelings on this and that

The Poet in Me

Let’s me be simplistic

The Poet in Me

Allows me to be complex

The Poet in Me

Can be tough as nails

The Poet in Me

Can soft as a baby’s skin

The Poet in Me

Goes deep as the oceans floor

The Poet in me

Can be shallow like the water’s edge

The Poet in me

Bears all from the depths of my soul

The Poet in me

Shutdown and hides when life takes it toll

The Poet in me

Loves the power of words

The Poet in me

Hates the abuse of words

The Poet in me

Respects creative expression

The Poet in me

Wakes each day with a desire to write

The Poet in me

True to my gift, my craft

The Poet in me

Is and will always be! 4/5/12

~~YoTrip

Let’s celebrate the beautiful of creative expression. Happy Sweet 16, Poets!For more information go to http://www.poets.org


National Poetry Month

http://www.poets.org/images


Do you want to be inspired and learn how to live triumphantly? Listen to the Dr. Loretta Faith Harris Radio Show on Wednesday’s from 6:30 pm-7:00 pmEST, join us http://www.blogtalkradio.com/lorettafaithharriss


Write your Story. Join the Orlando Renaissance Writers Guild. http://www.orwriters.org/ Purchase a copy of the collaborative book an “Anthology”



“FOCUS FORWARD in 2012”
Turning Back Is  NOT An Option!

Yolanda Clay Triplett
“YoTrip”
~Words and Thoughts Artist~

“Words the joyful noise of my
mouth, sweet sounds to my ears.The
results of a love affair between
pen and paper, words”

Copyright © 2012 YoTrip-Words and Thoughts 

 

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Tuesday Thoughts by YoTrip for April 3, 2012-Poetry Magazine Turns 100 (Vol.4,Iss.1)


Copies of The Rialto Poetry Magazine

Copies of The Rialto Poetry Magazine (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

April is National Poetry Month

Poetry Magazine is celebrating 100 years of publishing  read about it’s humble beginnings .

Poetry (founded as, Poetry: A Magazine of Verse), published in Chicago, Illinois since 1912, is one of the leading monthly poetry journals in the English-speaking world. Published by the Poetry Foundation and currently edited by Christian Wiman, the magazine has a circulation of 30,000 and prints 300 poems per year[1] out of approximately 100,000 submissions.[2] It is sometimes referred to as Poetry–Chicago.
Poetry has been financed since 2003 with a $200 million grant from Ruth Lilly.

Founded in Chicago by Harriet Monroe in 1912, Poetry magazine began with the “Open Door”:

May the great poet we are looking for never find it shut, or half-shut, against his ample genius! To this end the editors hope to keep free of entangling alliances with any single class or school. They desire to print the best English verse which is being written today, regardless of where, by whom, or under what theory of art it is written.

In its first year Poetry published William Carlos Williams and William Butler Yeats; Joyce Kilmer’s “Trees” and Ezra Pound’s “In a Station of the Metro”; and introduced Rabindranath Tagore to the English-speaking world just before he was awarded the Nobel Prize.Founded in Chicago by Harriet Monroe in 1912, Poetry magazine began with the “Open Door”:

May the great poet we are looking for never find it shut, or half-shut, against his ample genius! To this end the editors hope to keep free of entangling alliances with any single class or school. They desire to print the best English verse which is being written today, regardless of where, by whom, or under what theory of art it is written.

In its first year Poetry published William Carlos Williams and William Butler Yeats; Joyce Kilmer’s “Trees” and Ezra Pound’s “In a Station of the Metro”; and introduced Rabindranath Tagore to the English-speaking world just before he was awarded the Nobel Prize.Founded in Chicago by Harriet Monroe in 1912, Poetry magazine began with the “Open Door”:

May the great poet we are looking for never find it shut, or half-shut, against his ample genius! To this end the editors hope to keep free of entangling alliances with any single class or school. They desire to print the best English verse which is being written today, regardless of where, by whom, or under what theory of art it is written.

In its first year Poetry published William Carlos Williams and William Butler Yeats; Joyce Kilmer’s “Trees” and Ezra Pound’s “In a Station of the Metro”; and introduced Rabindranath Tagore to the English-speaking world just before he was awarded the Nobel Prize.http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poetrymagazine/about

Do you want to be inspired and learn how to live triumphantly? Listen to the Dr. Loretta Faith Harris Radio Show on Wednesday’s from 6:30 pm-7:00 pmEST, join us http://www.blogtalkradio.com/lorettafaithharriss

 


 

Write your Story. Join the Orlando Renaissance Writers Guild. http://www.orwriters.org/ Purchase a copy of the collaborative book an “Anthology”

 

“FOCUS FORWARD in 2012”
Turning Back Is  NOT An Option!

Yolanda Clay Triplett
“YoTrip”
~Words and Thoughts Artist~

“Words the joyful noise of my
mouth, sweet sounds to my ears.The
results of a love affair between
pen and paper, words”

Copyright © 2012 YoTrip-Words and Thoughts 

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