A Poet’s Thanks

Sam Bartholomew's Writing Blog

I’m but a little flame
flickering in the night
a warm and hopeful yellow,
casting dull shadows on the walls
Igniting what experience
and reflection impart to me;
and every “like”
every comment
every subscription
is fuel for the fire
of my existence.
Because of you
I will one day burn
in the hearts of millions.

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Soul Food

Konscious Kings

I’ve been feeling like I need to stop, drop and roll

because this poetry’s on fire, it’ll rock your soul.

Make you feel it in your toes, elbows and chest.

Eliminating negativity, depression and stress.

Blessed is how you will feel, once you’re fed and full

take a pull on this knowledge

bow your head and pay homage.

Feel that inferno in your belly and tell me it’s motivation

pursuing elevation, no matter the situation.

Reach for the constellations, feigning for inspiration.

Eternal exhilaration is our final destination.

– Jah Soul

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iPad artist: Michael Rose, creator of the PaperFaces project

Poem of the week: A Knocker

Making A Little Circle

By Zbigniew Herbert

There are those who grow
gardens in their heads
paths lead from their hair
to sunny and white cities

it’s easy for them to write
they close their eyes
immediately schools of images
stream down their foreheads

my imagination
is a piece of board
my sole instrument
is a wooden stick

I strike the board
it answer me
yes–yes
no–no

for others the green bell of a tree
the blue bell of water
I have a knocker
from unprotected gardens

I thump on the board
and it prompts me
with the moralists dry poem
yes–yes
no–no

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POEM: Clunker Love

Virginia the Viruliferous

You see, I’m all about this packed trunk,

all about this wide front,

all about this faded, bubbled, rusty old paint job.

It’s not about the glamor and the glitz and a rim job.

What matters is the rumble of the bass and that hot rod

engine bay.

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The 5 sites all bloggers should visit today.

The House of Adelaide

1| Canva

Canva

Canva guides the graphically challenged and helps you create custom designs. The site is user friendly and the high quality images are not the usual cringe-worthy stock photos some of us bloggers fall victim too.

2 | Death to Stock Photo

Death to Stock Photos

Speaking of those heinous stock photos, Death to Stock Photos is the exact opposite. Subscribers receive a free zip file of photos every month with varying themes. Sure, you never know what you’re going to get ( cue Forest Gump reference) but over time you will build an arsenal of beautiful pictures you can display on you site with pride.

3 | Photjojo

Photo JoJo

Photojojo is perfect for both the aspiring photographer and the well-worn filmmaker. This site a virtual candy store for anyone looking to enhance their iPhone capabilities, or the on-the-go blogger who may need a perfectly lighted fold-up studio on hand.

I present to you…

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Five Web Design Ideas to Boost Your Online Donations

Business Technology Insights

This post is part of a series on nonprofit technology. Click here to see part IV

It’s a tough fact of life, but most nonprofit organizations simply don’t have the time, resources or know-how to keep their online presences up-to-date. With 84 percent of not-for-profits lacking mobile-optimized donation landing pages, it’s clear that most organizations aren’t exactly on the cutting edge. The problem is: How can a nonprofit balance tight budgeting with frequent technological progress?

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