New Beginnings

New Beginnings | Memee's Musings

Not all beginnings start on a new path.
Barriers between here and there
A single span bridges the cross over.
Covered intentions lead to other side.
The mystery in those strange lands
Beckons from inside and afar.
Shadow currents twist and turn
Below runs a subtle river

Wooden beams grown around me
Wind peers through the windows
The cross breeze tries to distract
A clear view of a foreign land
The challenges lie in wait.
Direct wolves surely slumber
In the woods sunlight passes
Freely I move to new Beginnings.

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This beautiful expression of New Beginnings as told through the framework of nature was voted as last month’s favorite poem at the March Memee’s Poetry Party.  I send congratulations and gratitude out to Mark and hope that you will visit his site, Coloring Outside the Lines. He travels the world and takes marvelous photos and writes posts which I enjoy. If you enjoyed this piece of poetry, please visit his site and let him know!

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Submitted to Memee’s Poetry Parties by Mark, writer-photographer at Coloring Outside the Lines 3-23-2016.
Original Poem:  New Beginnings © Coloring Outside the Lines 2016-2018. All rights reserved.
New Beginnings post© Memee’s Musings, 2016-2018. All rights reserved.
Photograph © Coloring Outside the Lines 2016-2018. All rights reserved.

 

 

 

New Beginnings Poetry Challenge

This month Memee’s Poetry Party is all about new beginnings. The idea came about because I have been spending a lot of time over the past week thinking about my friends whom I wrote about in my post Placed in the Middle. However I also realized that new beginnings do not always mean starting over, and that there are always, constantly, new beginnings sprouting up all around me. This is truly a broad theme that goes beyond the concept of When on door closes another opens. I am hoping to see a wide spectrum of entries on this #newbeginnings theme.

And speaking of new beginnings, you might also take this moment to think of some new beginning for your life or your blog’s life.  For example, you may decide you want to host weekly linkups on your blog. That would be a new beginning, right?  Well, you can use that blue froggy picture link above to do just that. Click it and see what magic happens in your blog’s future!

IMPORTANT DATES:

Submission deadline is Thursday, March 24th, 2016 at 23:55 PST.
Submit now!

Voting opens at 00:05 PST on Friday, March 25th and ends on Thursday, March 31st at 23:55 PST.*

MEMEE’S POETRY PARTY RULES OF CONDUCT:

1. No naughty thumbnail pictures. (This will disqualify you.)

2. Submit the URL address to your relevant original poem.

3. Please try to visit at least two party guests, leave them a nice compliment or begin a friendly discussion with them. It’s a party: Mingle, people, mingle!

4. This party’s unique hashtag is #newbeginnings, use it. Link back to me and, of course, if you tweet me, I’ll tweet you… tweet, tweet! (Even if you don’t have a twitter account please use the hashtag as a blog tag.)

5. Let your followers know that you’re partying at Memee’s Musings and they’re invited to drop in and join the party! Just give them this direct link: http://www.inlinkz.com/new/view.php?id=616703 or send them to the Current Party tab to read this post https://memeesmusings.com/category/current-party/.

Spreading the word about your linking up is also the perfect excuse to show off your participation badge!  Because I do not vote it is important that you participate in promoting the event. The more word of mouth the more activity and the greater the traffic impact on everyone’s website. Also, remember, once we start hitting 100 bloggers linking up then tangible, in-your-hand prizes will be awarded to the winners along with their trophy and bragging rights.  So challenge your fellow poets to party with us and solicit your followers to read all of the poems and vote their favorite (while the voting window is open).

Collect your participation badge and find more answers at: Memee’s Poetry Parties.

HELPFUL LINKS:

Here’s a Video.
Or if you prefer infographics, go to this post.

*(If you don’t know PST just Google “What time is it now in PST?” and calculate against your time zone)

Poems to Santa, Rudolph and Frosty

Poems to Santa, Rudolph and Frosty

This month’s Poetry challenge linky party, #OdetoChristmasCharacters has begun. You really mustn’t be surprised that this month I would have a holiday-themed poetry challenge awaiting you! I mean, who doesn’t love Santa Claus, Rudolph and Frosty?  A lot of people even love the unloveable Grinch.  Am I right?

Choose a Christmas character (Krampus counts) to create a poem around. If additional characters find their way into your piece, that’s fine, just try to make one character the primary focus.

This month’s unique party hashtag for your posts is #OdetoChristmasCharacters.

IMPORTANT DATES:

Submission deadline is Tuesday, December 22nd at 24:55 PST.
Submit now!

Voting opens at 00:05 PST on December 23rd and ends on New Year’s Eve, December 31st, 2015, at 23:55 PST.*

*(If you don’t know PST just Google “What time is it now in PST?” and calculate against your time zone)

MEMEE’S POETRY PARTY RULES OF CONDUCT:

1. No naughty pictures. (This will disqualify you.)

2. Submit the URL address to your relevant original poem.

3. Please try to visit at least two party guests, leave them a nice compliment or begin a friendly discussion with them. Mingle, people, mingle!

4. This party’s unique hashtag is #OdetoChristmasCharacters, use it. Link back to me and, of course, if you tweet me, I’ll tweet you… tweet, tweet! (Even if you don’t have a twitter account please use the hashtag as a blog tag.)

5. Let your followers know that you’re partying at Memee’s Musings  and they’re invited to drop in and join the party! It’s a perfect excuse to use your participation badge!  Because I do not vote it is important that you participate in promoting the event. The more word of mouth the more activity and the greater the impact on your website.  So challenge your fellow poets to party with us and solicit your followers to read all of the poems and vote their favorite (while the voting window is open).

Memee’s Party Punchbowl

HELPFUL LINKS:

Here’s a Video.
Or if you prefer infographics, go to this post.

Collect your participation badge and find more answers at: Memee’s Poetry Parties.

Have fun and happy, happy holidays to each and every one of you!

Memee

Collage created by Memee’s Musings, 2015
Santa created by Recon Cycles; Rudolph: ClipArtBest.com; Frosty: All-Free-Download.com

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Have you joined the LinkUp?

Have you joined the LinkUp | Memee's MusingsTime is running out for linking up with your fellow poets currently challenging themselves to the topic of success.

Submit Now!

Are you confused about how to find the party?  It’s easy. At the top of every post are the menus for my blog. Hover your cursor over Memee’s Poetry Parties (which would take you to an informative page if clicked) and a new menu item opens entitled “current party.”  Click on current party.  If there is an active party going on that’s where you’ll find the theme, the relevant dates and the submit wormhole that will take you to the linkup.

This button will also take you and your followers to the linkup during the voting window. Though when it comes to getting your followers to the linkup so they can read the poems and vote for their favorite I’d suggest just making it easy for them and give them the LinkUp url. (You know, the one in your address bar after you’ve arrived.)

Voting begins on the 25th so get your poems in right away or you’ll miss out on getting those votes! Not to mention — okay, I am mentioning — the feedback of your fellow poets.

Submit Now!

Still need help?

Here’s a Video.
Or if you prefer infographics, go to this post.