Friday Fun: Poetry In Motion


Girlfriend, Friday Fun is Diva Marketing's virtual happy hour from cosmos to Jack to lemonade. A waiting for the weekend 'playground' time to be sophisticated-silly. Or sometimes just plain silly.

April is Poetry Month. I use to love reading poetry and getting lost in the rhythum of the words. Seems I have less time to do that these days. When was the last time you read a poem? For me it was days ago and that's only because I met Robert Bruce -Knifegunpen, when I was guest blogging at Pro Blogger.

Sidebar: I've met so many great people guest blogging for Darren including Peter Flaschner, The Carolyn_kennedy_children_poetryBlog Studio, who designed Diva's skin.

Reading poetry is nice; but for my money poetry, like theatre, takes on different shades of meaning when it's performed. Robert not only is reading his poetry but vlogging too. Divas, I think that might be Web 2.0 poetry! Cool. Robert might also be the first poet who is video advertising on a blog. Ultra cool.

Poetry for children doesn't necessarily have to be limited to Mother Goose. Carolyn Kennedy recently edited a collection of poetry for children which includes poems by Odgen Nash, ee cumming and Sylvia Plath. NPR has a wonderful interview with Carolyn Kennedy (ever notice that with some people you have to call them by their first and last names?) that includes her reading The Octopus by Odgen Nash and ee cummings himself reading one of my favorites in just

In business, in life and yes, in writing blogs(!) we look for inspiration. Some people read poetry, some people write poetry. Need a little help? Blogging musician, Graham English, tells how to write a perfect rhythm

A bit of bragging .. check out my jazz musician, Uncle Hy White, who turned turned 90 and is still performing - tho not blogging!

Astrology_2 Biz Astro Tips
business astrology for fun
By Diva Astrology Bloggers Paula Dare & Donna Page

Ladies and (gentlemen) get ready to shop! The Sun has just moved into Taurus, the shoppers' paradise. There are now 28 days left in the shopping season. Beautiful luxury items will be easy to find. However, don't let your wants destroy your financial well being.

The weekend is great for connecting with people. Many good exchanges of ideas can take place. Concepts that you never considered before give great insights to new inventive ways to promote your business.

Mid week is excellent to complete tasks that you have been procrastinating and want out of your life.

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Thanks for the ink Toby.

You're right of course, the performance is the ticket. The readings can be a real mess, but you've got to pay the bills somehow...

Have a great weekend.

Posted by: Robert Bruce on Apr 22, 2006 3:54:52 AM

Hello Diva, you have a very stylish and useful blog. That business astrology idea is pretty unique.

If you'd be interested, consider the Carnival of Business.

Posted by: Tim MMF on Apr 23, 2006 8:58:33 PM

Love your work Toby

I run a Marketing company in Australia

I've just added you to our Blog Directory !

Posted by: Matt Cave on Apr 24, 2006 7:56:32 AM

I posted a really witty and astrologically insightful comment on Sunday afternoon, from the Panera Bread in Houston... and now it isn't here. I can't even remember what I said now, but it is was great- completely earth shatteringly funny! Oh the humanity...

Well, maybe it wasn't that good. But considering I'd only slept about 2-3 hours and ridden 100 miles the day before, it was pretty darned good.

Maybe this Friday I'll have better luck...

Posted by: Tim Jackson- Masiguy on Apr 24, 2006 11:25:12 PM

Oh yeah, and I talked all about my former poet life here in San Diego. The coffee houses, the poetry readings, the book I still hope to publish one day... all gone into the great void of cyberspace.

Good luck with your work Robert.

Posted by: Tim Jackson- Masiguy on Apr 24, 2006 11:28:30 PM

Thanks Tim.

Its an horrific and beatiful slog...

Posted by: Robert Bruce on Apr 25, 2006 1:25:02 AM

er, "beautiful".

Posted by: Robert Bruce on Apr 25, 2006 1:28:00 AM

Yes you wrote a very humorous piece on Mercury in Aries. So true, so true. We really appreciate your comments.
Paula Dare

Posted by: Paula Dare on Apr 25, 2006 4:48:44 PM

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