Thursday, March 31, 2022

Welcome April - Bienvenido Abril

 Reflections by Maritza Mejia

April is here and spring season has arrived. It’s time to leave behind the spiritual winter and celebrate the season of internal joy.  Other traditions welcome Spring as symbol of new life. Trees, plants, fields are beginning to turn green and blossom; new life is emerging from the ground. Just as winter symbolizes death, spring symbolizes new life. There is HOPE!

March is gone,
New season comes,
I wish, blessings to all!
Happy Spring!
birds in my backyard
waiting for food to appear
blessings of nature...

pril pink super moon
opening space between  clouds
dancing in my yard...

(Haiku @Mejia 2021)

(Haiku @Mejia 2021)
#NovedadesdemiJardin 🌴#LuzDelMes ✨
Abril está aquí y la primavera ha llegado, es hora de dejar atrás el invierno espiritual y celebrar un tiempo de gozo interno. Otras tradiciones dan la bienvenida a la primavera como símbolo de una nueva vida. Los árboles, las plantas, los campos están comenzando a volverse verdes y florecer; nueva vida está emergiendo de la tierra. Así como el invierno simboliza la muerte, la primavera simboliza una nueva vida. 

¡Felices Pascuas!
Foto  Monte Cristo Redentor, Chile @luzdelmes
¡Feliz Abril!

Thank you for your support!🌷 #LuzDelMes 🌠

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Maritza Martínez Mejía

Mother, Author, Educator, Translator and Publisher
Member: FWA, MCBD Board of AdvisorsANLMI Delegate
International Read to Me! Day Ambassador.
Received Crystal Apple Award, VCB Poetry Award, Latino Book Awards 2016 & Author’s Talk

Saturday, March 26, 2022

Women of Faith Women of Action Conference

Author Maritza M. Mejia will attend the:11th Annual Catholic Women of Faith Women of Action ConferenceMarch 26, SATURDAY AT 8 AM – 3 PM at:
This year's theme was "don't grow tired of doing good

For more details 👉
https://pbdccw.org/catholic-women-of-faith-women-of-action#.Yjj893QqTKg.faceboo

Maritza M. Mejia Presenting
The Purple Shell invites us to become ecologically aware to protect the beaches.
La concha de mar púrpura nos invita a tomar consciencia ecológica para proteger las playas. PAPERBACK: https://www.amazon.com/gp

Maritza M. Mejia Previous Participation
Hazel Eyes  with FREE Rosary for Peace and Bookmark
(Available in English & Spanish)
 Photo: Maritza M. Mejia 2018 participation
Photo: Maritza M. Mejia 2017 participation
Photo:  Author Maritza Martinez Mejia 2016 participation
Photo:  Author Maritza Martinez Mejia 2015 participation
Thank you for you support!
Mother, Educator, Bilingual Author and Translator
Member: FWA, MCBD Board of AdvisorsANLMI Delegate
International Read to Me! Day Ambassador.
Received Crystal Apple Award, VCB Poetry Award, Latino Book Awards 2016 & Author’s Talk

Friday, March 25, 2022

Poetry for Peace - poesía por la paz

Poets around the world have defined PEACE in different ways using various literary images. It can mean world peace, peace between friends, family, or inner peace. Whichever meaning of peace you're looking for, LuzDelMes project is sharing a moment to reflect on the meaning of PEACE throughout POETRY. Join us the last Saturday of each month at 10:00 a.m. ET via Zoom. 

The Objective: Reach inner peace throughout poetry. #PoetryforPeace #LuzDelMes




Let's reflect on the poem by Emily Dickinson "I Many Times Thought Peace Had Come," I also tought that peace will come after the pandemic year, but ...I was wrong. 

Emily Dickinson (December 10, 1830–May 15, 1886) an American poet best known for her eccentric personality and her frequent themes of death and mortality. 

In Dickinson two-stanza poem, she uses the image of the sea to represent the waves of peace and struggle. Peace sometimes means peace within, when we are facing inner struggles, but peace in the world can also be illusory.

I many times thought Peace
had come
When Peace was far away -
As Wrecked Men - deem
they sight the Land -
At Centre of the Sea -

And struggle slacker -
but to prove
As hopelessly as I -
How many the fictitious
Shores -
Or any Harbor be -



Watch Video Zoom: 
March - Poetry for Peace

 ¡Poesía por la Paz!

Los poetas alrededor del mundo han definido la PAZ de diferentes formas usando  diversas imágenes literarias. Puede significar la paz mundial, paz entre amigos, en la familia, o paz interior. Sea cual sea el significado de paz que esté buscando, el proyecto LuzDelMes está compartiendo un momento para reflexionar sobre el significado de la PAZ usando como medio la POESÍA. Acompáñanos el último sábado del mes a las 10:00 a.m. ET vía Zoom & Twitch. TV/ LuzDelMes. 

Este mes dedicamos a la poeta Estadounidense Emily Dickinson con el poema: Muchas veces pensé que la paz había llegado, 1863.

Maritza M. Mejia writes to inspire others to be their best selves.

Thank you for your support!🌷 #LuzDelMes 🌠

ACTIVIDADES GRATIS EN: www.luzdelmes.com

Maritza Martínez Mejía

Mother, Author, Educator, Translator and Publisher

Member: FWA, MCBD Board of AdvisorsANLMI Delegate
International Read to Me! Day Ambassador.
Received Crystal Apple Award, VCB Poetry Award, Latino Book Awards 2016 & Author’s Talk


Monday, March 21, 2022

World Poetry Day

                  Celebrate World Poetry Day         

World Poetry Day is on March 21.st. 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. 

For more information, visit :👉 http://www.un.org/en/events/poetryday/

"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: http://www.luzdelmes.com/ldm.php?ldm=poems

                  Celebra el día de la Poesía          

El Día Mundial de la Poesía es el 21 de marzo. 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
                                                   

Maritza M. Mejia writes to inspire others to be their best selves.

Thank you for your support!🌷 #LuzDelMes 🌠

ACTIVIDADES GRATIS EN: www.luzdelmes.com

Maritza Martínez Mejía

Mother, Author, Educator, Translator and Publisher
Member: FWA, MCBD Board of AdvisorsANLMI Delegate
International Read to Me! Day Ambassador.
Received Crystal Apple Award, VCB Poetry Award, Latino Book Awards 2016 & Author’s Talk