We are Live! Open Mic Night at the Go Dog Go Cafe #openmicgodoggo

Open Mic at the Go Dog Go Cafe. New and experienced writers encouraged to participate.

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Welcome to the Go Dog Go Cafe’s second Open Mic Night, today, Friday, September 8th.  This is your opportunity to share your writing at the Go Dog Go Cafe and we hope many of you will participate.!

How to participate:

  • Write a piece of poetry, prose or flash fiction under 750 words that you would like to share at the Go Dog Go Cafe
  • Link back to this post
  • Publish the piece on your blog by 11:59 pm PDT on Friday, September 8th
  • In the reply section below, leave a link for your posted piece (we will gather them up for reposting on Go Dog Go
  • Visit the Go Dog Go Cafe and show your love and respect for the other Open Mic pieces posted
  • Enjoy!

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Next Open Mic Night at the Go Dog Go Cafe: Friday, September 8, 2017

Open Mic Night coming up at the Go Dog Go Cafe. . .

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The Go Dog Go Cafe will be holding its next Open Mic Night on Friday, September 8th.  We want to share YOUR writing!

How to participate:

  • Write a piece of poetry, prose or flash fiction under 750 words that you would like to share at the Go Dog Go Cafe
  • Link back to this post
  • Publish the piece on your blog by 11:59 pm PDT on Friday, August 25th
  • In the reply section below, leave a link for your posted piece (we will gather them up for reposting on Go Dog Go
  • Visit the Go Dog Go Cafe and show your love and respect for the other Open Mic pieces posted
  • Enjoy!

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We are Live! Open Mic Night at the Go Dog Go Cafe #openmicgodoggo

Open Mic Night is live at the Go Dog Go Cafe. Both new and experienced writers are encouraged to share their work.

Go Dog Go Café

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The Go Dog Go Cafe is holding its first Open Mic Night, today, Friday, August 25th.  We want to share YOUR writing!

How to participate:

  • Write a piece of poetry, prose or flash fiction under 750 words that you would like to share at the Go Dog Go Cafe
  • Add the hashtag #openmicgodoggo
  • Publish the piece on your blog by 11:59 pm PDT on Friday, August 25th
  • In the reply section below, leave a link for your posted piece (we will gather them up for reposting on Go Dog Go
  • Visit the Go Dog Go Cafe and show your support by reading and commenting on the Open Mic pieces posted

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Announcing Open Mic Night at the Go Dog Go Cafe #openmicgodoggo

Stop by the Go Dog Go Cafe this Friday for its first Open Mic Night. Both new and experienced bloggers are welcome to share their work in a warm supportive community of writers.

Go Dog Go Café

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The Go Dog Go Cafe will be holding its first Open Mic Night on Friday, August 25th.  We want to share YOUR writing!

How to participate:

  • Write  piece of poetry, prose or flash fiction under 750 words that you would like to share at the Go Dog Go Cafe
  • Add the hashtag #openmicgodoggo
  • Publish the piece on your blog by 11:59 pm PDT on Friday, August 25th
  • In the reply section below, leave a link for your posted piece (we will gather them up for reposting on Go Dog Go
  • Visit the Go Dog Go Cafe and comment on the Open Mic pieces posted

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What is Poetry?- Davy D./Go Dog Go Cafe

Davy D’s questions on the Go Dog Go Cafe always make me think and often inspire me to write. What do YOU think Poetry is?

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We got a good vibe going in the café last week with the question, Are you a Poet? ,and I was amazed and loved reading the poetic responses. This week I am going to try and keep the vibe going by taking things a step further back and asking, “What is Poetry?

I posed the question on my personal blog nearly a year ago and it is still the most read and commented on post. Despite all the responses I am still no further forward in being able to define what poetry is.

Standard dictionary definitions show poetry as;

1. The art or craft of writing verse.
2. Literature written in meter; verse.
3. Prose that resembles a poem in some respect, as in form or sound.
4. Poetic qualities, spirit or feeling in anything.

Does this take us any further forward? Maybe the suggestion around poetic qualities, spirit…

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Poetry

A response poem to Davy D’s question What Is Poetry? on the Go Dog Go Cafe


it is a stir

an ache

rising from my core

growing in urgency

pushing to my surface

gasping hungrily for air

sitting impatiently on my tongue

black pearl

ruby

tear shaped diamond

waiting

for hand to grasp pen

fingers to touch keys

truth to be unleashed

an explosion of my soul

made visible

in black ink

 

© 2017 Christine Elizabeth Ray – All rights Reserved

Can You Write the World’s Shortest Poem?-Davy D/Go Dog Go Cafe

Intriguing Poem Challenge from Davy D at the Go Dog Go Cafe .   Post your responses in the comments at the Go Dog Go Cafe and below.  Who knows?  If I really like them, I may post them on Brave and Reckless.

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We have had a couple of in depth poetry discussions over the last couple of weeks and a big thank you for taking part in the conversations. Today I thought I would bring a lighter air and a bit of fun to the Café and have a little poetry competition.

Earlier this week I had been doing some reading and came across what is claimed to be the world’s shortest poem. It is titled, Lines on the Antiquity of Microbes, or Fleas as it is more commonly known. The poem is a couplet written by Strickland Gillilan.

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Ogden Nash wrote a poem in a similar vein called Further Reflections on Parsley.

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In 1975 boxer Muhammed Ali was giving a speech at Harvard University and discussing poetry on stage with journalist George Plimpton. When asked for the shortest poem of all time, Plimpton recited “Fleas”…

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Spoken Word Spotlight: First Timer/Christine Ray

Today at the Go Dog Go Cafe

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Welcome to Spoken Word Spotlight.  Every Wednesday, Christine brings a writer’s words to life.  This week she reads one of her own pieces, inspired by the Go Dog Go Cafe. Sit back, take a sip of coffee, close your eyes and enjoy.

If you would like Christine to highlight a piece of your writing, please contact Go Dog Go through our Contact Form or email  us at godoggocafe@gmail.com.

I stand getting wet in cold rain

watching through plate glass windows

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