Weekend Trip to Castle Trakoscan

Hello everyone!

I had such a great weekend and if you follow me on Instagram you probably saw the stories and the pictures. Last night I went to dinner with Antonio, we had some pizza, got some drinks and today we went to Castle Trakoscan. It is so beautiful and I completely recommend you visiting it if you ever spend some time in Croatia, Zagorje to be more exact.

The part of Croatia where I live has a lots of castles and Trakoscan is the one of the most popular ones. Trakoscan was built in the late 13th century. The castle had many owners and the most popular ones were the family Draskovic from 1584. It’s a museum now. The nature and the lake around the castle are completely breathtaking and perfect for a weekend trip. We walked a lot around the lake, walked around the castle, saw the exhibition, stopped to drink something because the sun exhausted us. It was just great. It is forbidden to take pics in the museum but I took a few because the first thing I thought to myself was “I need a few pics to show on my blog!”

I know it’s not polite to disobey the rules of a museum but like… Everyone was doing it! Anyways here are some pics.

I hope you all had a great weekend and you can tell me all about it in the comments and also please check out this post #savingme, share it because I just want more people to engage in this project.

Sending love and positive vibes,

Humans, Like Grass

densely populated
or sparse
both struggling for survival

the elements
or destroy

getting cut
then nurtured
encourages regrowth

but neglect
fosters demise
diminishes each individual

being rooted
strengthens life
standing tall, proud

Susi Bocks began her writing career later in life after her children were raised and had begun their own life journey. Author of published two books – Feeling Human and Every Day I Pause – you can read and get to know her at IWriteHer.com or follow on Facebook here  https://www.facebook.com/MyHumanityInWrittenForm/

If you would like to have your work published in The Poetry Bar send your poem, a few words about yourself and the link to your blog and Instagram (if you have one) to the e-mail poetrybar1@gmail.com


For years we built our ship of glory,
Riches grand tales and heroic stories.
Plank by plank we toiled as the power of our little ship grew,
Great fondness for our passion the miserable sea failed to foil.
Ready to stay afloat no matter where the tide blew us,
Our dreams evolving alongside fantastically as our vessel became born.
Maritime cheers as the sails at last signaled destiny’s dawn,
Pride and petty arrogance blooming as the cyclical layman gazed scornfully on.

They called us fools,
All this effort to try and escape the known world’s rules.
Little did we care for their cynicism well-spooled,
For our ship was a marvel that riddled around the average folks’ pool.
Then suddenly the most enlightened became malignant,
His passion insignificant in saving his fate from that of a mere figment.
As his pigment turned pale our’s turned grey with sorrow,
Though our inspiration faltered we vowed to continue further onward.

But the world of man would not allow it,
Our corner of the universe an unbalanced powderkeg for which we would all suffer.
In an instant the ocean became a fiery fountain,
The deepest abyss suddenly existing as the tallest mountain.
Our ship of hope became less,
Obliterated our dreams along with all of the world’s rest.
As we watched the moon turn into a dragon,
Breathing ironic karma down from the darkened heavens,
Our ships irreverence doomed the same as those never taking off their life jackets.

My name is Andrew Hatt, and I live in Oakland, California. I’m originally from Michigan, and moved to pursue a career in environmental policy. In my spare time, I run Backyard Collusions, a creative writing/politics/music blog. My passion as a writer is sci-fi/horror fiction. I hope to one day get a novel published! Fingers crossed 🙂
I hope you enjoy!

IG: https://www.instagram.com/earth_magnet/

If you would like to have your work published in The Poetry Bar send your poem, a few words about yourself and the link to your blog and Instagram (if you have one) to the e-mail poetrybar1@gmail.com


Guys, guys, guys! Look what happened! Just look!

And I am going to use the first selfi I ever posted to Instagram to explain my reaction when I saw this. I can’t believe we came this far and I am so proud of us!

Now, you know what’s coming. Another project. More guest posts. More engagement. More sharing! For now we have the incredibly successful Poetry Bar which is still very much active, we have Positivity Press to keep us grateful and happy and now that we’ve hit 3000 followers we are going to have #savingme

You are probably wondering what #savingme is. In my post The story behind the name Luna I shared a part of my domestic abuse story with your because it was necessary in order to explain why I chose the name Luna. It was so incredibly hard for me to open publicly about my childhood and what my father put my family through but I felt so relieved. It gave me strength in a way and your comments just blew my mind. I felt so loved and so empowered in my work that I decided it’s time we all speak up and give support to each other.

#savingme is our new project, our new guest post column where all of you lovely people will be sending in your stories about abuse whether it be domestic abuse, rape, school bullying etc. When you send in your email you have the right to say if you want the post to be anonymous or if you want me to share your name and the link to your blog. The email to which you can send it is: savingmestory@gmail.com

I know it’s hard but writing it down, opening up let’s out all of the bad out of your heart, you feel less resentment and create a space in your heart that can be filled with love and supports from others at this community.

I really, really, really hope that we will bring this project to life and I just want to thank you all for this few months that have been amazing! I love you all so much and hope you have an amazing weekend.

Just to repeat again, send in your stories to savingmestory@gmail.com

Sending love and positive vibes,

Positivity Press #28

Hai everyone! Well, I didn’t know if this was worth mentioning, but I would say it anyways. This week was, overall, very good. I was thinking about my recent achievements and found kind of a sequence. In my blog, I reached a 100 followers, a 1000 views in may, almost a 1000 comments and lastly almost 100 posts. Next, in my novella that I had worked on for approximately 2 months (?) I had reached 100 pages,  which I had been really happy about since writing didn’t come that easily to me, especially if it’s regarding fiction or stories. So what are your achievements? Trust me, I’d love to read them!

Blog: https://nour7.home.blog/

If you want to share positivity here at The Positivity Press send in your positive news with pics and the link to your blog (if you want) to postpositivity@gmail.com

Choice is Ours

Choice is
Ours to make
Even when tides are
High and chaos heavy
Even when we feel down
And wish to hide under the sea
Choice is
Ours to make
Let the wave crash and bury us alive
Or face whatever is on the road
With faith and hope

Some things about me: My name is Marie, I live in Paris. I am a life lover, a passionnate writer. Books take me on journeys. I started writing as a way to express my feelings. Now I love to create stories. Looking at the word is my favorite hobby!

You can read me on my blog: https://mahshiandmarshmallow.wordpress.com

If you would like to have your work published in The Poetry Bar send your poem, a few words about yourself and the link to your blog and Instagram (if you have one) to the e-mail poetrybar1@gmail.com

Cosmic Insight

Can you see me world?
As I jump up into the air
And down onto the cold earth.
I do exist you know, though I am small
And my patience wanes.
So, I crouch downwards to my feet,
Pacing my hands along their smooth surface.
It occurs to me, that I may in fact be
In the grand scale of things, of course I am,
Its only logical.
I hold my head up for a moment,
This air has changed.
As has where I was before I closed
These tired eyes.
I am surrounded by our home,
No, not the world,
The milky way.
Its long arms stretch out,
Skimming the very tip of my nose,
And soon it bathes my entire being
In its stellar ocean of stars.
I understand now, I received the message.
It is not about being noticed,
As we are all already one in
The grand scheme of things.
So, it is not just I, but us.

-Nightly Muse, N

Hello all, I am the DailyMuse! I write to inspire and provoke thought, putting personal introspection and observation into poetry in hopes to build up a creative collection of words.

If you would like to have your work published in The Poetry Bar send your poem, a few words about yourself and the link to your blog and Instagram (if you have one) to the e-mail poetrybar1@gmail.com