Friday, March 28, 2008

Poet Laureate Of The Blogosphere

Golden Poet !
Originally uploaded by
Mostafa saghari
~My Trophy ~

Trophies has not decorated my room
I only own Poetry
Its not made in medals
Just created in thoughts and words
I'm all the poetry that I can ever win
Poetry in my soul
Music without melody
Touch my heart
Hear my tunes
Feel it
It's all poetry

Copyright 2008 Nasra Al Adawi

The will again host the Poet Laureate Of The Blogosphere Election for the 4th year in a row with nominations beginning April 1, 2008. The Poet Laureate of the Blogosphere is the only laureateship chosen by readers.

Previous winners are Amy King, Ron Silliman and Jilly Dybka.

Rules for 2008 are as follows:
1. Those nominated must have a history of posting poetry to their blogs for a period of no less than 1 year prior to March 1, 2008.
2. Anyone can nominate their favorite poetry blogger.
3. Nominations will begin on April 1st and will end on April 20th.
4. Voting will begin on April 21st and will end at !2:00 midnight on April 29th.
5. The winner will be announced on April 30th.
6. As in years past, Billy Jones, aka. Billy The Blogging Poet,, will not be nominated as his hosting the event.
7. English language only
8. Previous winners cannot be nominated.
9. All decisions by the judge will be final.
10. All nominations must be made in the form provided on April 1st. E-mail, write-ins, protests and other means to nominate will not be accepted.

The Poet Laureate of the Blogosphere isn't all that big a deal as previous winners are yet to be household names but like so much of what is done here on the Blogsboro Network it's designed to shine some light on a few who have worked hard and seldom received the recognition they deserve.

Update: Speaking of shining more light, the winner will be given the chance to be interviewed at Living In Poetry.

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Sunday, March 23, 2008

~Poetry Release~

Originally uploaded by Davidoss

Don’t be shy
To come out of the closet
Sooner or later
Words are meant to be released
Like a poet needs words to recite
Allow yourself to release your poetry
Pollen dancing with the wind

Copyright 2008 Nasra Al Adawi

Photo by Davidoss in

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Thursday, March 20, 2008


Photo by Rajish and Eric Lafforgue
Words by Nasra Al Adawi

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~Heart To Heart~

Photo by Ahmed Al Shukaili and Rajish
Words Nasra Al Adawi

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Friday, March 07, 2008

~Stone Town~

"I can not deny
Zanzibar holds my childhood memory"

A dhow had sailed
To an island
Where the coconut trees
Standing tall as the people of this land
The blue sky carried the aroma of cloves
The history of yesterday and now
Had scripted this city
Zanzibar the Stone Town
Then when the night falls
*Forodhani embraces
A welcome with sugar cane juice
Stars and glitters
The sound of waves
Adding on the rhythm
What will always be
Stone Town by night
Gracing Zanzibar

Copyright 2008 nasra al adawi

* Forodhani is a place in Zanzibar city
Where stalls of food are sold and many items
BBQ with special flavor and sugarcane juice

Photo by nomadtraveller at

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Wednesday, March 05, 2008

A Link Within A Chain

Empowering Women
Originally uploaded by

Month of March has many significance as 8th of March is Women's International Day and in addition it is women's history month. With a group like ours Empowering Arab Women*, need to kick off beyond just being a group on a facebook.

Meeting set on 25/3/2008, gathering links to create a chain. We need to hear from all of you what time would be suitable and based on the most suggested timing, the time will be set. A guest speaker will be invited for the event to share her experience with us, an Omani woman who has paved a path in her career or business.

Put in your mind that no one will come from outside to empower you, you need to gahter your self, begin somewhere, have faith in yourself, reach out for your sisters, the chain will link ...

The meeting is open to all women of any nationality as this the arena to exhange ideas...Of course the event is in Muscat

For info email :

* Empwering Arab Women has started as facebook group.

Photo by rlhinnant at

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Saturday, March 01, 2008

~Tangling Flame~

"Dont wait for love to happen,

lit love within yourself"

Originally uploaded by
I drove ……..
To the edge of my soul
Hushing all chaos within
So I can stand
On a thin lane of who I am
While I was there
I lighted a flame
A flicker of love
So love can begin
All within my heart
Tangling like a plant
Moreover intertwining
Now all over me
From head to toes
That’s when I begun to live love
Naturally it reflected

Copyright 2007, Nasra Al Adawi

Photo by MimiLimi and Nicki Bennie

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