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Poetic Collaboration “On The Way” Reminder…All Creative Minds Welcome!

Thank you to everyone who have participated in the collaboration so far, this is just a reminder to those who still wish to participate. You can click here for the details: https://forgottenmeadows.wordpress.com/2017/11/11/calling-all-creative-minds-poets-artists-to-a-poetic-collaboration-on-the-way/

 

Please note to make your contributions in the original post in the comment section. Collaboration is open until December 11, 2017!

 

Thank you all and have a wonderful week!

 

Neha

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Calling all Creative Minds/Poets/Artists to a poetic collaboration – “On The Way”

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Hello Everyone,

I invite you all to my brand new poetic collaboration, On The Way.  You can write anything that is inspired by the prompt, I am only accepting new poetry at this time. Everyone is welcome to participate and I will add your contribution in the order they come and list the author (and blog link if listed) beneath the post. You may contribute as many times as you wish. Please note that hateful language is not acceptable and I will remove any post I find inappropriate. If you want to see a previous example of my collaborations you can visit here Please add your contributions in the comment section. Please include the actual verse not just the blog link in order to be considered. The collaboration will be open until December 11, 2017 until 11:59 pm E.S.T. Thank you all! So without further ado, I will start us off and hope to see you all join me in creating another beautiful, creative, collaborative, piece!

 

She stumbled on sunshine
that peeked through grey clouds,
on the way home.

poetry by Neha
forgottenmeadows.wordpress.com

 

 

Following the path
I knew I was on the way
Toward better days

poetry by Dorinda Duclos
dorindaduclos.com

 

 

On the way
to a better life
she found herself

By Denise Fletcher © 2017

 

 

I dashed through dandelions
Scattering seeds, to dainty fall
Each a wish; wanting them all

poetry by Diana
korlaet.wordpress.com

 

 

Sometimes you’re leaving
In order to find the way
That’s leading you home

Poetry by Erika Kind
erikakind.me

 

 

on the way down
dandelions and daisies
distracted David’s day

Poetry by Brad V
writingtofreedom.wordpress.com

 

 

On the way to something so beautiful
He stopped and took her by the hand
And they continued on together

poetry by Sylvester
syl65.wordpress.com

 

 

surrendering all
these human shells transforming
diaphanous wings
flying in the massive sky
towards heaven’s pristine gates
distant tolling of church bells

poetry by Dorna Hainds
Madasahatter572.wordpress.com

 

 

Words sometimes get lost,
on the way from Creativity,
the Destinations get crossed,
as Inspiration is quite finicky,
but Poetry always gets the best,
maybe Fantasy, and Passion, too;
yet Lyrics, and Fiction take the rest,
leaving Bloggers to make do,
with whatever scraps they can find,
to get published by the deadline,
and I’m left wanting more,
I know my writing isn’t Pure,
it’s tainted with Pain and Misery,
from a bloody Bitter history,
Darkness, Agony, and Woe,
follow me wherever I go,
but it seems along the way,
Hope and Resilience,
decided to stay,
which makes a difference,
words are harder to find in the Light,
Happiness and Joy jumble my thoughts,
and I often find I miss the Night,
for there, words are never at a loss,
on the way from a freshly Broken heart,
their structure alone can rip you apart,
when they’re spewed from lips of Rage,
the heat and fire burns down the stage,
the audience gives standing Ovations,
yet they’re so Impatient,
demanding an encore,
and I become a desperate whore,
Lost between Pain and Love…

Poetry by Grabbety Covens
grabbetycovens.wordpress.com

 

 

 

On Being A Soldier

A neophyte he was commissioned

In the elite forces

The glamour and glistening,

The perfect touch of the olive green

Was all so beckoning…

Little did he foresee

A cruel distortion of the valley;
A violent paradise!

After being on the qui vive

Amongst nameless faces

Garbed in camouflage battle fatigues

Watching the crowd gingerly

For hours together…

Fighting off the monotony

With vacant eyes,

Plastic expressions

And abandoned thoughts

That old confident strut and swagger

Has returned.

Poetry By Ranjeeta Nath Ghai
https://atrangizindagieksafar.com/

 

 

Wait for Me

On the way,
memories lunged
from dark corners.
I fought that fight with my heart –
and on the way
I set free brooding angels willing to leave
the darkness’ sticky hold –
and I
saw the light shine on you,
I cried when you basked in its hope
and new possibilites –
but you didn’t know I could see.
On the way,
when daylight rained down and howling,
treacherous gales forced their way –
I endured them.
From now on we will decide
where the leaves
will fall, and if the sun comes again,
it will shine where we say –
then it will always shine, on the way…
to you.

 

Poetry by Anita Lubesh
https://writingasitcomes.wordpress.com

 

 

 

A Poem is like a walk
A walk inside my mind
In all its nooks and crannies
where I’m storing the sunshine

Every time I revisit a corner
a drop of creativity falls through
The brilliant thought paves the ways
and the words show me the way through

The stroll through the darkest thoughts and feelings are too scary
Everyone wishes to skip the way
Not the face the way the way it is

The path has its twists and turns
It is easy to get lost in them
Delightful as it may sound
Hurt, pain, and anxiety are quietly taking shelter here

A burst of happiness and joy will sometimes pop up
Gives you the relief and strength to make the journey
Pluck a smile here and there
And make your life a little perky.

As exhilarating as it may sound
Be warned before you want to restart
Are you ready to relive
all the hurt and pain of the past

A walk in my mind is not so easy as it seems
It allures you to enter without the feeling of being seen.

Poetry by Megha
https://meghasworldsite.wordpress.com/2017/09/19/what-is-a-poem/

 

 

 

On the way
I found myself
I had lost myself
On the way
Yet when I found
Myselfe again
I was renewed
Transformed
Better than before
Because sometimes
When we lose oursleves
We learn our way
Again
As we are on the way
Then
When we find ourslevs
We are better
Because we gained
Wisdom and understanding
On the way

Poetry by Pete Gardner
(petertgardner.wordpress.com)

 

 

 

Somewhere on the way
between heaven and earth
where life forces are shaped
and destinies intertwined,
two souls prepared for a mix
of earth, wind and fire,
bursting into a crimson helix
that would become a love
pure and untainted,
Carefully stored away, it waited
ready to be activated when eyes met
and an unspoken unbreakable bond
began to suddenly take shape.

Poetry by https://thoughtsparkweb.wordpress.com/

 

 

On the way to my centre,

I skimmed the journey, retrospectively,

Witnessed all too late,

The many dimensions I had yet to see

Leaked my identity 

Through black on white,

The only language I speak.

Semantics, connotations of my poetry

Underscores and solidi, mark how I,

Identify, mark, group and divide

The makings of my golden mind

There’s the world, how I understand it

Then everything else, in no particular order

On the way, to unravelling me

Their misstep was assuming what they see

Comes from what I write, these are words

That bear shape in thought form, 

Incising and making themselves known

Naturally, through this platform, put simply

What you read is a memory

Stirred in a dish as I wish,

I’ve written, been writing, will write

Tremor-inducing pieces

On the way to making infinity

Finite.

– Original-Dante ©2017
originaldante.wordpress.com

 

 

On the road
The dotted white line
Stretches ahead forever

Poetry by Ana Daksina
timelessclassics.wordpress.com

 

 

 

Sun knows who deserve to have the shadow and who don’t…

Poetry by: regzkaru.wordpress.com

 

 

The words free fall into the abysses of time
Each a mark of love, life, passion strife.
Yours and mine.

Poetry by: Komal Gupta@tejaswiniaura

tejaswiniaura.wordpress.com

 

 

 

On the way
To another day
Distracted by
Words at play
I wonder why
On the way
A new sunrises
The wise advises
Nothing new
But still so true
On the way
We make friends
It depends
On definition
Gained by repetition
On the way

Michael Romani on behalf of
https://alohapromisesforever.com/

 

 

 

On the way
From here to there
I went astray
Where the path
Branched
Following a thought
That led to a question
That invited exploration
That took me down paths
That carried me further
And further away
From where I meant
To be.
I got lost
On the way there
And found
Myself in
Another here.

copyright Margaret Mair, December 2017
Blog: https://mairimages.wordpress.com/interesting-things/

 


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Fall Blog Recommendations

Hello Everyone,

Hope you are all having a beautiful and colorful fall season so far…as a token of my appreciation to this blogging community, I would like to share a few more of my favorite blogs in this round of recommendations. Do check out my previous rec list and visit the blogs listed. Thank you all for your support! Below are another handful of my favorites, needless to say this is not the complete list, I took into account some of your recommendations that you had mentioned in the comments on my previous recommendation post back in August. Again please feel free to share beautiful bloggers you have come across (not guaranteed to be on next list but will definitely be under consideration). Again below in no particular order are a mix of old favorites and new gems! Please check out these amazingly talented bloggers listed below who I am honored to follow.  🙂

 

 

https://zipsrid.wordpress.com/ : Kim’s blog, Peace Love and Patchouli will take you to Neverland in waves of poetic imagination that will give your heart wings to fly. An old and dear favorite of mine!

 

https://atdoru.wordpress.com/: An amazing photography blog that I have followed for a long time. Doru’s captures speak volumes on his subjects!

 

https://afzalmoolla.wordpress.com/: Scribbled Verse by Afzal Moolla is a beautiful poetry blog. Afzal captivates the readers with thought provoking and heartfelt poetry.

 

https://syl65.wordpress.com/: Sylvester’s powerful and soulful posts is food for the creative soul. His poetry  inspire other poets and readers to attain and seek beauty that lives in this world and beyond. Another absolute favorite!

 

https://justme01blog.wordpress.com/: beautiful genuine posts that taps the emotions of one’s heart. A fairly new find that I hope to visit often!

 

https://grabbetycovens.wordpress.com/: A new find but a great gem, his poetry leaves the readers immersed in his words. Covens creates beautiful imagery in his verses. 

 

https://deepakrawat25.wordpress.com/: The mind of Spaghetti by Deepak  is a thought provoking blog that captivates readers. Another new gem!

 

https://astridswords.ca/ Astrid’s words truly inspire her readers. Her poetry and words asks powerful questions on humanity and shares the love and kindness one can offer in everyday life.

 

https://ramblingsfromjewels.wordpress.com/ : Ramblings from Jewels or Julie’s blog will leave you feeling warm and fuzzy with heartwarming posts. Another old favorite that I visit time and again!

 

https://frankhubeny.blog/ : Perhaps my newest find on this list, this poetry and photography blog by Frank will leave one in awe. Love the pieces I have read so far and look forward to reading more!

 

https://scvincent.com/: I have followed Sue from the very beginning of my time here in wordpress and she continues to deliver amazing posts full of inspiration and advice that both poets and readers can benefit from. A lovely lady and a talented writer, I continue to be be inspired by her work.

 

https://bjgaulton.wordpress.com/: Blair’s Touton’s Tubas and Other Tales has been a blog I have followed for a while and would definitely recommend you checking it out. Short and powerful messages by this writer will keep you coming back for more.

 

https://myvaliantsoulsblog.wordpress.com/: Last but definitely not least, this talented poet will leave you enthralled in her words and gorgeous poetry. A must see for all!

 

That’s all for today, stay tuned for more and check out these blogs and blogs from my other lists! You can find all recommendations under the recommendations tag! Have a great Tuesday!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Calling all creative minds – 1 More Week to join in the poetic Collaboration “letting go”

Hello Everyone,

The  “Letting Go” Collaboration will end on September 30, 2017. This is Your Chance to be part of this beautiful creation…love what we have so far. To join in please click on this original post and follow the guidelines.

 

Thank you all and hope you are enjoying your beautiful first fall weekend!

 

Neha


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Summer Blog Recommendations

As we enter the last stretch of August, I would like to share some of my favorite blogs! A few are recent finds and a few old favorites…as always this is not the complete list as there is so much talent in this community but just a handful who I adore!!! Without further ado and in no particular order here are my summer blog recommendations:

 

Petals Unfolding – Amy shares beautiful, breathtaking images and messages that touch your heart and speak to your soul.

jdubqca – Read some beautiful poetry by J Matthew Waters that makes you think and relate to the world around us.

Original Dante – Another wonderful poet and an all time favorite of mine. Check out the provocative pieces by Michael.

Percolating Poetry – A recent find and an absolute gem, do visit this beautiful and heartfelt poetry blog.

Avian101 – An old and dear favorite blog by H.J. Ruiz, will leave you captivated by his informative posts on birds and amazing captures.

The Wandering Armadillo– Another recent find of an amazing poetess and blogger. The imagery created in her words will leave you in awe.

Erika Kind – An inspirational blogger and author and another one of mine all-time-favorites! Check out her inspiring quotes, posts and poetry!

Infinite Living– A fairly new find but another wonderful addition to this blogging community…visit this amazing poetess and read her beautiful words on life.

Arbie Krae – Arbie shares her captivating words whether it is on story writing, character development, fiction or poetry her posts make you come back for more.

Writing to Freedom – Brad writes ” words to inspire and empower” and has been a personal favorite since I started my journey here.

Madasahatter572 – Another amazing poetess, especially of micro-poetry. Read her thought provoking verses.

Tiny Lessons Blog – One of the most compassionate bloggers I have come across on this journey, her beautiful posts and images will touch your heart.

BooknVolume– A fantasy author and an exquisite poetess, Morgan weaves beauty in her words. Another favorite of mine!

Vulturesti – An absolutely fantastic photographer of everyday life, visit Doru’s blog for some amazing captures.

Night Owl Poetry – Another old favorite and crazy-talented friend and poetess Dorinda, brings words to life with her poetry.

Paul Militaru – Capturing flowers, people and everything in between, Paul delivers warmth and beauty in his photography. A favorite since I started here.

Cindy Knoke – Cindy’s photos always leaves me in awe. A must-see blog and a personal favorite!

Alright that’s it for today, go check out these amazing bloggers and tell me about others who you feel should be recommended ( no self promotions!). Check out other blog recommendations from previous posts and stay tuned for more!

 

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Celebrating 3000+ Wonderful followers!

Hello Everyone,

I am so happy to share that I have gained over 3000 readers following forgottenmeadows this morning. I started blogging about 3 years ago and I appreciate each and everyone of you who have supported me, from my very first post until now. I could not have asked for a better community or a better group of friends that I have gained in this journey.

Thank you so very much!

Much Love,

Neha

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P.S: Although it is a great day of celebration, I am facing some woes from wordpress…I just noticed that it had somehow unfollowed  many of my close blogger friends…so if you haven’t seen me on your blog (via likes or comments) for a while, please drop me a message so I can follow again! I have already re-followed a handful!