WoChiPoDa 2016: Available in 9 Languages Plus Free Poster

Remember that small initiative and my labour of love for poetry? The WoChiPoDa website is now available in nine languages (Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Portuguese, Russian, Swahili and Spanish). Videos are still in the making so stay tuned for that. I'm full of gratitude...

Poems: “The Bromeliad Jig”, “Fall Tapestry” and Others in NatureWriting.com

      The Bromeliad Jig Posted on May 29, 2016 by Gloria D. Gonsalves I’ve to water your heart. A friend said so did other experts. On hot days I’ve to dance. For you I learned salsa. In a pot or not we swirl. Home or the floor is our ballroom. With my dancing partner: Bromeliad. Floral Resurrection Posted on September 11, 2015 by...

Marketing & Promotion Tip: Independent Author Network (IAN)

If you love to write but dislikes promoting, then Independent Author Network (IAN) is your solution. Promotion of books divert me from writing. Hence I regard this activity with aversion. Additionally, there are many sources seeking to benefit financially from self-published authors. Since its inception in...

Reflection: Mother’s Day

Dear mother, you are the reason for life. Dear mother-to-be, you are the reason for hope. Dear miscarriage mother, you are the reason for strength. Dear adoptive mother, you are the reason for acceptance. Dear childless mother, you are the reason for humility. Dear all mothers and non-mothers, you are the reason for love. © Gloria D....

A Tribute To Papa Wemba

In our daily life, sometimes it is the smell, taste or sound that makes one reminisce about home. As for me, the song “Yolele” by Congolese musician Papa Wemba brings back a lot of fond memories. Strolling by a local street and hear different shops...

GloPoWriMo Day 22: Gratitude to Earth (A Speech)

  Today's prompt challenges to write a poem in honor of Earth Day. I chose to write the poem in a speech style after having previously experimented with another Earth poem, which you can read it here. Happy Earth Day! Esteemed Mother Earth. Today I will honour your...