writingsforwinter

Metaphors My Mother Never Taught Me

writingsforwinter:

On the days when your body feels like a broken hour glass

and all you want is to tip it over and let the remaining sand spill out,

think of how many good minutes you still have left.

Heartbreak is like rain: eventually it dries up and disappears through the cracks

of whatever pieces your heart still contains,

replenishing it for next year.

Never trust a man who howls at you like a wolf

without treating you like the moon.

The only fingerprints someone should dust on your body

should be the fingerprints you want.

But your body is never a crime scene. And you are never the criminal.

Any scars on your skin are not periods. They are not the end of your life story,

but instead are hyphens, joining pain with the good to come.

The sound of your own pulse may alternately

crescendo and decrescendo, and some days you may want the music to end,

but keep on listening.

It’s the most beautiful symphony you’ll ever hear performed live.

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poetry247:

PHILADELPHIA | Sunday, September 7 | www.movingonup.eventbrite.com POETRY247 Presents: Moving On Up (From Hobby to Source of Income) - A Workshop For Poets
So you’ve been spending quite a bit of time improving as a writer and as a performer. Now you want to take poetry from being a hobby to being a source of income. You want to know answers to questions such as:
How do I balance my nine to five with my poetry career? How do I go about booking shows? Do I ask the host or should they ask me? How do I reach out to a host? What will they ask of me? How much should I receive for compensation? How often should I have feature performances? How do I go about booking out of town shows? How do I keep my expenses low when I’m traveling for shows? How do I respectfully turn down a performance opportunity? Should I feel guilty for not wanting to perform for free, even at a community event? I’ve been featuring for a while, how do I set up a regional or nationwide tour?
How do I go about selling my product? How much should I spend to produce a product? Should I do a book, cd, or dvd first? What other products can I sell that would be relevant to my poetry? How do I promote my product to people who don’t know about my poetry? How do I build a demand for my poetry and my style of poetry? What does it mean for me to invest financially in my poetry career? How do I measure my success as a poet?
All of these questions and more will be answered for you on Sunday, September 7th at the Moving On Up workshop being held by Poetry247.com. The workshop is open to all level of performers and writers, from those who began writing poetry just last week to poets who tour the nation. The workshop will be moderated by Poetry247 founder Christopher K.P. Brown. *The workshop will occur 3-5PM. *Attendees are encouraged to bring notebooks, pens, smart phones, and laptops. *There are only 30 slots for the workshop. Slots will be confirmed upon receipt of payment. *The early bird fee is $15 (Until September 1). *The regular fee is $25 *The registration deadline is Saturday, September 6.

poetry247:

PHILADELPHIA | Sunday, September 7 | www.movingonup.eventbrite.com POETRY247 Presents: Moving On Up (From Hobby to Source of Income) - A Workshop For Poets

So you’ve been spending quite a bit of time improving as a writer and as a performer. Now you want to take poetry from being a hobby to being a source of income. You want to know answers to questions such as:

How do I balance my nine to five with my poetry career?
How do I go about booking shows?
Do I ask the host or should they ask me?
How do I reach out to a host? What will they ask of me?
How much should I receive for compensation?
How often should I have feature performances?
How do I go about booking out of town shows?
How do I keep my expenses low when I’m traveling for shows?
How do I respectfully turn down a performance opportunity?
Should I feel guilty for not wanting to perform for free, even at a community event?
I’ve been featuring for a while, how do I set up a regional or nationwide tour?

How do I go about selling my product?
How much should I spend to produce a product?
Should I do a book, cd, or dvd first?
What other products can I sell that would be relevant to my poetry?
How do I promote my product to people who don’t know about my poetry?
How do I build a demand for my poetry and my style of poetry?
What does it mean for me to invest financially in my poetry career?
How do I measure my success as a poet?

All of these questions and more will be answered for you on Sunday, September 7th at the Moving On Up workshop being held by Poetry247.com. The workshop is open to all level of performers and writers, from those who began writing poetry just last week to poets who tour the nation. The workshop will be moderated by Poetry247 founder Christopher K.P. Brown. *The workshop will occur 3-5PM. *Attendees are encouraged to bring notebooks, pens, smart phones, and laptops. *There are only 30 slots for the workshop. Slots will be confirmed upon receipt of payment. *The early bird fee is $15 (Until September 1).
*The regular fee is $25
*The registration deadline is Saturday, September 6.