Monday, March 27, 2017

Rhyme Revolution Month

RhyPiBoMo  ... No it is not a prescription!
 It's my April Challenge

My first group of Rhyming Picture Books

April is a month dedicated to poetry and rhyming picture books.  

RhyPiBoMo is an online challenge organized by Angie Karcher. It is a month filled with guest bloggers; who share, educate, encourage and put more Rhyming Picture Books in the hands of children.  

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My head is spinning
With all these readings
My brain is fried
With all these rhyme

Are you ready for the challenge?

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Challenge yourself - Retarte a ti mismo

Finishing ReFoReMo March Reading Challenge and beginning RhyPiBoMo April Reading Challenges. Reading is fun
Mis Retos de lectura del mes de Marzo y Abril, 
Retarte a ti mismo!

Third Annual ReFoReMo 2017

I joined The ReFoReMo Challenge
(Reading for Research Month Challenge)

This event was developed to help picture book writers reform writing by reading and researching mentor texts. 

This Facebook community is an extension of ReFoReMo. The purpose of this group is to discuss, inquire, and rely on one another and stellar picture books that exhibit great writing and illustration. 

Founded by:
Carrie Charley Brown-Founder & Co. Coordinator

Kirsti Call - Co-Coordinator

I had fun with ReFoReMo Challenge

As a reader; the ReFoReMo Reading List  grabbed my attention and for that reason, I joined the challenge. As a writer; the readings and bloggers had helped me focus to improve my own stories.

My last books to read

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Thank you ReFoReMo family!

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

World Poetry Day with Award-Winning Book

Celebrate World Poetry Day 

It is a pleasure to present to you my AWARD WINNING POETRY BOOK:
 Poems,Thoughts and More, for Poetry Day. It is a bilingual book of poems in English/Spanish to celebrate life with author's voyage anecdotes and flash fiction. This book is for adults and all lovers of poetry.

 Celebra el día de la Poesía

Es un placer presentarles mi GALARDONADO libro de poesías: 
Poemas, Pensamientos y Algo Más en el día de la poesía. Es un libro bilingüe de poemas en Inglés/Español para celebrar la vida con anécdotas de viajes del autor y microrrelatos. Éste libro es para  adultos y los amantes de la poesía.

Premio a Mejor Poesia de Virtue Christian 

World Poetry Day - Día Mundial de la Poesía

Celebrate Poetry Day - Celebra el día de la Poesía

World Poetry Day is on March 21st in the Equinox of spring, in the North Hemisphere.  It was declared by UNESCO (the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) in 1999. The purpose of the day is to promote the reading, writing, publishing and teaching of poetry throughout the world.

"The observance of World Poetry Day is also meant to encourage a return to the oral tradition of poetry recitals, to promote the teaching of poetry, to restore a dialogue between poetry and the other arts such as theatre, dance, music and painting, and to support small publishers and create an attractive image of poetry in the media, so that the art of poetry will no longer be considered an outdated form of art, but one which enables society as a whole to regain and assert its identity."

                FREE POEMS:
El Día Mundial de la Poesía es el 21 de marzo en el equinoccio de primavera, en el Hemisferio Norte. Fue propuesto en el año 1999 por la Unesco.  El propósito de la jornada es promover la lectura, escritura, publicación y enseñanza de la poesía en todo el mundo
La UNESCO lanzó al mundo el siguiente comunicado para avalar la conmemoración del día mundial de la poesía al instituir ese legado para el mundo:

«Es evidente que una acción mundial a favor de la poesía daría un reconocimiento y un impulso nuevo a los movimientos poéticos nacionales, regionales, e internacionales. Esta acción debería tener como objetivo principal sostener la diversidad de los idiomas a través de la expresión poética y dar a los que están amenazados la posibilidad de expresarse en sus comunidades respectivas.» Unesco

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Monday, March 20, 2017

Welcome Spring - Bienvenido Primavera

Welcome Spring with Haiku  

~Flowers Bloom~

Blossom hue flowers
Sing, shine, smell, smooth and flavor

Spring is welcoming

~ Climate Changes ~
As the world spins
One feels the gusty win

Others the cold breeze

~Spring Wind~

Cold, balmy, warm, hot
Is Spring forthcoming your way?
Tell me silly earth!

~Blue Sky~

In the deep blue sky
Colorful birds fly and sing

Making earth happy

(Haiku@2016 by Maritza M. Mejia)
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Bienvenida la Primavera

con Haiku


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Sunday, March 19, 2017

Who is St. Joseph?

Each year on March 19th, many families prepare a table or altar in honor of Saint Joseph, Patron Saint of the poor. My Italian friends prepare a table with a well decorated fine linens, flowers and decorative breads. My favorites are the orange-cranberry scones.
Why is Saint Joseph the patron Saint of the poor? 
We know little about Saint Joseph, but his humble work as a carpenter remains us or poor salary and humble life. (Matthew 13:55).

Who is St. Joseph? 
Everything we know about Saint Joseph comes from the Bible. He was the husband of Mary and the foster father of Jesus. Despite his humble work, Joseph came from a royal lineage from David, the greatest king of Israel (Matthew 1:1-16 and Luke 3:23-38).
The circumstances of Joseph's death are not known, but it is likely that he died before Jesus’ ministry began and before Jesus’ Crucifixion (John 19:26-27).

What is the meaning of St. Joseph's Table?This day parishes observe the three practice of Lent: pray, fast, and alms-giving by preparing a simple meal and the money raised is given to the poor. 

St. Joseph's Day Activities
2.    Make Sugar Cookies and cut them into the shape of St. Joseph symbols: a lily, a hammer or carpenter square.

3.    St. Joseph’s Lily Sandwiches :

                Happy Saint Joseph’s Day!                 
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Himno a san José | Música Católica | Canción a san José

Novena a San José  

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