Monthly Archives: January 2013

New Empowered Path Article: How to celebrate NOT getting a job.


That’s right, failing to clinch the deal on a new position,
promotion or job can be a very empowering experience
that moves you closer to your goals and dreams.  

So, when you look at it that way, it’s time to celebrate!

Lemon Yellow Cup Cake

Why celebrate? Celebrating this event will reinforce it as a positive step in your life, a refining moment and it’s something to look forward to in future job application attempts or other times which most people think of as “lost battles” or “failures”, but there is no failure unless you decide to see it that way.

To read the article and learn what this challenging Life situation can mean to you and how it can improve your Life and why you might want to consider making it a moment to celebrate click on the link below.

How to Celebrate NOT Getting the Job.

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New Poem of the Week, Vineyard


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vineyard
“I took the colors of silence and painted a moon on a moving curtain.”
~Bruce Owens

this line, resonant, repeating, it’s
playing in my head like a scratch-
blessed record of a cyclic moment,
a well developed nocturne vintage,
a rainy day breaths’ slow pleasure
of warm afternoons giving way to
cool nights and coastal morning fog
having had time to breathe before served
golden time here is the decanter of light
no dead wood but the axe handles
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excerpt copyright 2013 David A. Martin

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I have written several poems this year in what I am starting to call my “On A Line” seriese as they are written on a line from another poet, or a quote or even a photograph. This poem, vineyard, was spawned after reading a line from a poetic comment by the poet Bruce Owens, author of Rushes in the Eddies (and a forthcoming book to be announced) in reference to the following quote by Rimbaud.

“I turned silences and nights into words.
What was unutterable I wrote down.
I made the whirling world stand still.”
~Arthur Rimbaud

I find the interaction I have between poets inspirational.  Social networking has given us this new framework of disembodied communities within which we can dip into or dwell to any degree.  Poets, writers and other artists have an amazing opportunity to connect, give feedback, inspire and urge each other onward to ward greater manifestation of our art or our message.   Consensual acts of linguistic play can develop into so much more, adding depth and quality to our relationships to others and to the art we bring to the worlds eyes and ears.

If you like this poem, consider reading a few of my new poems on my blog and checking out my book Span (Rhizome Publishing 2011, 2012) which can be purchased as an eBook and read on most devices or as a beautiful paperback to be held in your hands and taken with you on your day.  The cover art by Mathias Valdez of Last Leaf Printing takes the book as object” concept to a lovely level.  Span also makes a great, inexpensive gift for the book or nature lover on your list.

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To buy Span now with Paypal, Click on image below.

     
Span | A Collection of Poems by David A. Martin
Paperback, 144 pages.
$9.95 + tax and shipping.
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An Evening with Colorado Poet David Martin


a little bird told me . . .

a little bird told me . . .

Innisfree Bookshop & Coffeehouse will be hosting me on January 31st.

 

Looking forward to a reading, It’s been awhile.

 

This independent bookstore is one of only three exclusively-poetry bookstores in america! creates and fosters a daily, living space for poetry lovers of all ages. The bookstore was named in honor of William Butler Yeats poem” The Isle of Innisfree” where the poet imagined himself living as Thoreau did at Walden Pond.

If you can’t make it or know others in the Denver / Boulder area who might be interested please share this event with them.

 

Join the Event on Facebook for more info and other ways to connect!


New Poem of the Week: Bluebird haiku


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This is a poem, a haiku, I found in a lightning moment. The bluebirds, who have not migrated this year and who normally arc and swoop through the sunbeams over the road, lying in the snow, tucked and snuggled up into the downy arms of winter, a spectacle of transformation from something so joyous and beautiful to something unknown, unutterable and entirely beyond my vision.  Currently part of my winter journal, it may be included in the manuscript I am working on, Owl Light.

Bluebird

wheeling abandon
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This is a poem, a haiku, I found in a lightning moment. The bluebirds, who have not migrated this year and who normally arc and swoop through the sunbeams over the road, lying in the snow, tucked and snuggled up into the downy arms of winter, a spectacle of transformation from something so joyous and beautiful to something unknown, unutterable and entirely beyond my vision.  Currently part of my winter journal, it may be included in the manuscript I am working on, Owl Light.

If you like this poem, consider reading a few of my new poems on my blog and checking out my book Span (Rhizome Publishing 2011, 2012) which can be purchased as an eBook and read on most devices or as a beautiful paperback to be held in your hands and taken with you on your day.  The cover art by Mathias Valdez of Last Leaf Printing takes the book as object” concept to a lovely level.  Span also makes a great, inexpensive gift for the book or nature lover on your list.

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To buy Span now with Paypal, Click on image below.

     
Span | A Collection of Poems by David A. Martin
Paperback, 144 pages.
$9.95 + tax and shipping.
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