My Little Pony Fans ( a rather unexpected universe)

6 11 2014

Watch with caution. This will open your mind to a hidden universe.

So many questions….
Perhaps I should go Poemcatching at Bronycon 2015?!

What do you think?

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A gift to interview “Raja Alem” for The Italian Bookclub (on YouTube)

3 11 2014

Raja Alem interview: http://youtu.be/KnHmtK90nug

An amazing priviledge to work with The Italian Book Club and to meet Raja Alem, winner of the LiBeraturePreis2014. This was a day with great poetic flow..from poemcatching …to interviewing worldclass authors about writing style, flow, Mecca, openheartedness and much more. Expect the English translation of “The Dove’s Necklace” soon.

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Gedichte-Faenger

8 10 2014

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Wilkommen liebe gaste..

It is my great joy to be Poem Catching at the Frankfurt Book Fair in Germany. Please write a fresh poem on a  “Book Theme”.

IDEAS
Maybe you are inspired by the feel of turning a page, the sound of a chapter ending, the smell of paper, your favourite author’s perfume, the curve of your favourite letter, the book you dream of writing, the perfect title, my publisher’s dream client …

Pages turn
The life of me.
Towards the end
The story unravels.
The plot is always clear
In hindsight.

I’d like to raise some money to help aspirational authors from South Africa publish their books.





Love-locked Frankfurt

7 10 2014

Oh my heart,
Tied to love
The bridges I must cross.

Frankfurt free me
Unlock the bridge
To water’s flow

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Poemcatcher Gets Lucky

5 10 2014

The hunt for poems
is like catching shadows
whispering in wind swept corridors.

Poemcatcher will be at Frankfurt Bookfair 06 -13 October
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A Congruent Life interview with Poem Catcher

5 10 2014

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All I did was stand on a stage with a butterfly net and inspire people to write poems. It seems that this was enough to get spotted by the team at www.acongruentlife.net. They capture “Inspirational Stories of Authenticity and Reinvention” and invited me to record a web interview. Here it is…

ACONGRUENTLIFE.NET – http://acongruentlife.net/newman

Wondering what he could do to help disaster-impacted people in Haiti, Andrew Newman started asking others on the street for poems to share. Little did he know at the time that “poemcatching” would take him around the world and result in several anthologies of collected poems.

In this episode of A Congruent Life, Andrew shares pieces of his story, including:

  • how he was motivated to start poemcatching,
  • veering away from several generations of a family-owned business,
  • discovering that he was, in fact, a creative person, and what that means for all of us,
  • advice for tapping into our creativity and “unfolding” our own creative visions,
  • the impact that men’s work and spiritual questing has had on his personal journey,
  • embracing mission as a larger framework for life beyond goals and tasks.

Listen Here: http://acongruentlife.net/newman





The Perfect Apology

10 09 2014

When Green Canyon Outfitters had a problem delivering my new net ahead of the World Domination Summit, they asked: “How can we make it up to you?”  My answer… “Please write me poems!”  Well done on your inspirational customer service. Love you guys.

1. You want a14638035491_4d072eb3d3_k discount for the stress you were put through
Let me tell you what we are willing to do
We will personally wrap your butterfly net
Make it so nice, you will not get upset
We will ship it to you with speedy delivery
It will get there so fast, you will not experience any misery
You will be amazed at the things we are willing to do for you
We would like to apologize for the stress you went through

2. Green Canyon Outfitters is the place to shop
Come see our deals that never stop
We sell everything outdoors
If we could we’d sell you our floors
We sell rods, reels, & cast nets
Tents, targets, & butterfly nets
So whether you want to go fishing, hunting, or camping
Come shop with us because our inventory and deals we are always revamping!