National Poetry Month

April is national poetry month. Seems I should have known that but I have been distracted.  I wish I had realized sooner.   I have already missed a few events.

I’ve been playing around with writing some poetry of my own but my attempts are really lame.  I don’t know the difference between a Sonnet and a Nonnet.  I have only learned about acrostic in the last year and I am over using it because I understand the premise.  Finally there is the artistic and beautiful haiku 5-7-5.

Today I decided to go to the Witte Museum.  I wanted to check out Confluence and Culture300 Years of San Antonio History.  I purchased the deluxe and had the iPAD interactive experience of the Battle of the Alamo.  I immensely enjoyed the history and learned something new about my beloved city.  First city in the south to integrate lunch counters.  Also the archdiocese integrated Catholic schools in the city immediately after Brown vs. the Board of Education with no protest a full four years earlier that everywhere else.

Serendipity stepped in when I found it was also a Super Saturday.  Once a month they add some “flair” to the day and this day was poetry.  I listened to a mariachi troupe and then heard Anthony “the Poet” Flores read his punk rock poem Huevos Rancheros.

Afterwards, as I was upstairs in the gallery making my paper flowers and fiesta princess crown (Yes I did participate in the arts and crafts.  Fun for all ages!) he spoke to me.  He thanked me for attending and said I looked very familiar.  Weird because we have never met but there was an almost instant connection as if we had.  Maybe he read my mind.  I want to be him when I grow up or someone like him.  Artsy.  Soulful.

For the past six years, he has been judge of the Young Pegasus poetry competition.  I know I am not a young Pegasus but I wish I was.  Thousands of poems are submitted and the judges must whittle down to a collection that makes it into a small anthology.  I am on the hunt right now for said anthology if there is even one available for purchase.  Guess I was so starstuck I forgot to ask.

I didn’t get a lot of pics.  Here are a few:

I was alternating between enjoying the moment and capturing the scene.  Some memories will have to be of the non-photographic variety I guess.

As always, more to come.


M is for … ~ April 14, 2018

This is what happens folks when your theme is writing in A to Z order.  And you get stuck on 12 because you’re superstitious and do not want to jinx yourself by stopping at 13.  Means I have to write M and N on the same day. Or get a grip and become sensical … my made up word for the opposite of nonsensical.

M is for lots of things

Movies, Music, Mayhem

Why mayhem? That’d be dark themed again.  Maybe you need to repeat H and be happy?

Okay.  Then what’s another M word?

Think, think, and think

I am thinking with my MIND

All powerful, all knowing


I am not omnipotent and omniscient (save those words for O)

I am not a Megamind.

And just like that WE (the pieces of J-Dub’s mind) have circled back to movies.  Check this out:

Credit for above clip: DreamWorks

I mean the mind is our biggest gift and greatest tool.  And what is my true destiny?  Maybe it is to become a poetess.

M echanics enabling consciousness and thought

I nside the skulls of humans

N eurons as wiring, synapses firing

D elivering us to unlimited heights of pure imagination

Or not.  lol.

As always, more to come.

This post was written as part of Blogging From A to Z April (2018) Challenge.

Numero trece.


#SoCS for 4/14/18 ~ “mon”

Hello everybody and welcome to #SoCS.  Time once again to put you’re thinking caps on but not too tightly because your post should be thoughtless.  Well not thoughtless.  Are you calling people thoughtless J-Dub?  How Rude! as Stephanie Tanner would say.  Then Uncle Jesse would say Have Mercy! Let’s move one shall we?  Yes let’s!

Should you choose to join in, your post should be stream of conscious aka almost thoughtful.  Wink Wink.

Without further ado Linda says: Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “mon.” Use the letters “mon” in a word, or use it as a word by itself. Have fun!

Oh no y’all.  I got nothing.  My only thought bubble is ya mon and my visual is a scene from Cool Runnings.  Or maybe Jammin with Bob Marley.  My fave from him.

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As always, more to come.