Let’s be positive

Hello everyone!

When I publish my own work or thoughts, I always write a looooooooong column-like post and I decided to move all of that to the comments now. I want you to write down in the comments one positive thing that happened to you recently. Times are rough for everyone because of…2020.

Let’s do this now. My positive event recently:

I read Gloria Steinem’s book Revolution from Within and this book really made me question a lot about my life and decisions I have made. It actually gave me the courage I need to start making some big changes.

Now, I want that comment section burning! Let me know what positive thing happened to you recently and let’s spread good vibes 🙂

Luna

an entity of CONTRADICTIONS.

She’ll fight,
She’ll sacrifice.
She’ll be graceful,
She’ll quench people’s eyes.

Her precise steps,
With a poker face,
Leaving contemplation
On each one’s gaze.
–  excerpt from the poem “Stilettos” featured in the book “an entity of CONTRADICTIONS” by traveller

Step into transitions of emotions, feelings and reactions, recognizing our interactions and responses to them: https://notionpress.com/read/an-entity-of-contradictions

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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 account to the e-mail poetrybar1@gmail.com

Submit your poem!

Hello everyone!

With our community of poets and writers expanding, I have been getting a lot of e-mails asking how to submit a poem for The Poetry Bar. Instead of writing 10 e-mails a day explaining everything, I will put it all here for all of our new members!

The Poetry Bar is a creative poetry platform where you can publish your work. It is completely free to submit. All you need to do is send your poem, a few words about yourself and a link to your blog and Instagram if you have them. In case you are not a blogger and just want to promote your new published book, you can also let us know where we can purchase your book and support your art. The e-mail to which you can send your submission is poetrybar1@gmail.com

Also, you already know that I have my own Instagram account and I also run one for The Poetry Bar: https://www.instagram.com/the.poetrybar/.

There I mostly publish poems by authors who send their Instagram handles because I want to give you credit for your work. If you publish your poems on Instagram, you can put the hashtag #thepoetrybar in the description of your poem and I will share it on our story. I thought it would be a fun way of engaging with each other a bit more.

If you have any more questions, I am here for you as always. I can’t wait to read all the lovely works you will be sending my way. Don’t forget that you can send as many poems as you’d like to have published.

Sending love and positive vibes,
Luna

 

Descent, Ascent, Transfiguration


Why write anything? Aristotle talks about eudiamonia. Some interpret it as happiness, but a far better translation is flourishing. The metaphor of a rose bush helps; if a rose bush is green and is growing, it’s just alive but not fulfilling its potential; when the rose bush is doing what it’s supposed to, blooming roses, then the plant is thriving, flourishing.

Writing is something that I have to do. It helps me process, put things out there that I struggle with, maybe make sense of this life and world. Publishing is a total financial failure, but I like to get work out there, maybe one day I’ll make a small profit on something I write.

Why did I write the book pictured above? I’ve always wanted to publish a book of my own poetry. In a way it’s a confession of an akratic, certainly not an intemperate. But one who wants to ascend toward what Aristotle calls being the temperate man. But by grace, which is the missing piece or virtue in Aristotle’s philosophy.

Purchase Descent, Ascent, Transfiguration by C. N. Dudek

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How Much Can We Live, Love, Die?

For I do not take love as a game. I was told I was loved,
By a silhouette who never came
to talk straight on the face.
To tell me through the haze.
But, I waited though I did not love.

 

You wonder where I got this verses from? Well, let me tell you!

One of our poetry bar participants has a book published! The book is titled “How Much Can We Live, Love, Die?” by Thunder Ling. The poems were written over the time span of 5 years and are based on poet’s experience or of those around her.

I could write a lot about the author here and about the book, but I will let her work speak instead. The two poems this self-published author sent to the Poetry Bar are The Mighty Wall and Way With Hearty Words.

You can check out and support her work here  https://bit.ly/2Z96tw6 and here https://amzn.to/2LAnNH2

Also, you can always send your her best wishes here in the comment section.

Sending love and positive vibes to all of you and luck to our new self-published author.

Luna

Positivity Press #31

Hello guys!

A while ago I saw on Sophia Amoruso’s IG story the book I’m fine and other lies by Whitney Cummings and I had the desire to read it for the longest time. Finally, two days ago I started and I can tell you that I am really sorry about not starting sooner.

This is my type of book right next to The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck. I have only read a few chapters and already I’ve been having epiphanies about my life, the way I treat people, why I do it etc., and all while laughing like an idiot. I spent yesterday in Zagreb, almost the whole day, and on every possible break I had I would read the book and at one point I had to cover my mouth and try to look normal so that people wouldn’t think I am some kind of a weirdo, sitting alone, drinking coffee and laughing her ass off.

Anyways that’s it for me for the Positivity Press, I just really wanted to share this book with all of you. I hope you will also send something positive that has happened to you lately here on Luna! All the info for that are a bit lower in this post.

Sending love and positive vibes,
Luna

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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

Positivity Press #6

2018 was a year full of ups and downs. For the ups, my wife and I welcomed our second child into the world, and we were able to buy a house! For the downs, I had to work 60-70 hours a week between two jobs just to get by, and we still racked up several thousand dollars worth of credit card debt. We had much to be thankful for, but we were also barely treading water.
But 2019 has seen a much more positive beat for my family! My novel, a work 6 years in the making, finally got published and has been doing decently well in sales! I got a solid promotion at one of my jobs that allowed me to quit the other one, and it even came with a host of benefits that lightened our monthly financial load. It’s a great job, the kind of thing I’ve been wanting to do for a long time now, and I get more time at home with my family. Our 5 year old graduated Kindergarten and our 1 year old is happy and healthy. We paid off that credit card debt, and are now able to sock away extra money each paycheck.

There are highs and lows in life. Few people ever get to a good place without trudging through a bog of bad times first, and 90% of that fight is your attitude. You gotta look forward to the goal, keep it ever present in mind. There’s one piece of advice my dad handed down to me that stuck, and I’ll pass it on to anyone who reads this, especially if you’re a young adult: your 20’s should suck. You’ll probably have to live on a shoestring budget, passing up on most, if not all, of your wants just to make ends meet. But if you budget well, put in the time and effort, and with a little luck, you’ll get into your 30’s and 40’s with a sound financial base and finally be able to treat yourself. That’s how I’ve lived the eight years since I turned 20, and it’s looking to finally pay off!

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

Poem #35

You really saw me in a different way.
I was a book to you, you kept me on the
nightstand and occasionally held me in your
arms and ran your eyes all over my pages.
I was an empty canvas to you and when you
didn’t have your hands full with everything else
you would take time to paint a picture of me.

Here’s some news for you. I’m not a hobby you
can pick up when you want to. I’m not your
part time occupation, I’m a full time job.
If you don’t have the dedication to handle it
step aside. I deserve more than crumbs of time
that fall off your very busy table.
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Poem #25

I became a shelf for my own books. I am carrying them
all on my back, all of these untold, only written words.
Take a dusty book off this tired, broken shelf and
read it out loud. If it touches your soul, it will become
worth the sacrifice.

 

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