#WSPD #WSPD2021 #WorldSuicidePreventionDay2021 #WorldSuicidePreventionDay Have you written about #CreatingHopethroughAction ? Please join Catherine Mellencamp, Amy Raeburn, Maggs Vibo and me in promoting this day. I will feature your poetry/flash fiction/artworks. ” ‘Creating Hope Through Action’ is a reminder that there is an alternative to suicide and aims to inspire confidence and light in all of us; that our actions, no matter how big or small, may provide hope to those who are struggling. Preventing suicide is often possible and you are a key player in its prevention. Through action, you can make a difference to someone in their darkest moments – as a member of society, as a child, as a parent, as a friend, as a colleague or as a neighbour. We can all play a role in supporting those experiencing a suicidal crisis or those bereaved by suicide.” From IASP website.

World Suicide Prevention Day 2021 A Love Letter to Me – A VISPO by Maggs Vibo -Black Rabbit by Amy Raeburn Bios And Links -Amy Raeburn is originally from north-east Scotland and studied English at the University of Aberdeen. Amy’s poetry has appeared in publications including Cencrastus, Three Drops from a Cauldron, The Poetry Shed, … Continue reading #WSPD #WSPD2021 #WorldSuicidePreventionDay2021 #WorldSuicidePreventionDay Have you written about #CreatingHopethroughAction ? Please join Catherine Mellencamp, Amy Raeburn, Maggs Vibo and me in promoting this day. I will feature your poetry/flash fiction/artworks. ” ‘Creating Hope Through Action’ is a reminder that there is an alternative to suicide and aims to inspire confidence and light in all of us; that our actions, no matter how big or small, may provide hope to those who are struggling. Preventing suicide is often possible and you are a key player in its prevention. Through action, you can make a difference to someone in their darkest moments – as a member of society, as a child, as a parent, as a friend, as a colleague or as a neighbour. We can all play a role in supporting those experiencing a suicidal crisis or those bereaved by suicide.” From IASP website.

#InternationalBatNight #InternationalBatWeekend #Batfest 28th August – 31st September. First day: Bats And Coronavirus/ General Bat Poems. Please join Maggs Vibo, Mike Stone and myself in celebrating bats. A slightly longer than a month celebration of Bats kicks of with #InternationalBatNight. I will feature your bat poems, artwork photography, and setting myself the challenge of writing a bat sonnet a day. Anybody written bat poems they would love me to feature on my blog? Please include an up to date, short, third person bio with your contribution. Here are the first eleven day themes: 28th Bats And Coronavirus/General Bat Poems/Artwork/Photos, 29th Alcathoe bat (Myotis alcathoe)/ General Bat Poems/Artwork/Photos, 30th. Mexican Free-tailed Bat (fastest mammal)/ General Bat Poems/Artwork/Photos, 31. Barbastelle bat (Barbastella barbastellus)/ General Bat Poems/Artwork/Photos,1. Giant Golden-crowned Flying Fox (The Largest)/ General Bat Poems/Artwork/Photos, 2. Bechstein’s bat (Myotis bechsteinii)/ General Bat Poems/Artwork/Photos,3. Honduran White Bat (The Tent Maker)/ General Bat Poems/Artwork/Photos, 4. Brandt’s bat (Myotis brandtii)/ General Bat Poems/Artwork/Photos, 5. Ghost Bat (False Vampire)/ General Bat Poems/Artwork/Photos 6. Brown long-eared bat (Plecotus auritus)/ General Bat Poems/Artwork/Photos, 7. Common pipistrelle bat (Pipistrellus pipistrellus)/ General Bat Poems/Artwork/Photos

Day One: Bats And Coronavirus/General Bat Poems -Maggs Vibo (She says of this: Here is my bat poem which is currently at the ‘Quarantine Creations’ art show with The Perkinson Center for the Arts and Education in Virginia: https://www.perkinsoncenter.org/current-show Read “Scapegoating in the Silver Age” by Margaret Viboolsittiseri in the anthology The Mouth of a … Continue reading #InternationalBatNight #InternationalBatWeekend #Batfest 28th August – 31st September. First day: Bats And Coronavirus/ General Bat Poems. Please join Maggs Vibo, Mike Stone and myself in celebrating bats. A slightly longer than a month celebration of Bats kicks of with #InternationalBatNight. I will feature your bat poems, artwork photography, and setting myself the challenge of writing a bat sonnet a day. Anybody written bat poems they would love me to feature on my blog? Please include an up to date, short, third person bio with your contribution. Here are the first eleven day themes: 28th Bats And Coronavirus/General Bat Poems/Artwork/Photos, 29th Alcathoe bat (Myotis alcathoe)/ General Bat Poems/Artwork/Photos, 30th. Mexican Free-tailed Bat (fastest mammal)/ General Bat Poems/Artwork/Photos, 31. Barbastelle bat (Barbastella barbastellus)/ General Bat Poems/Artwork/Photos,1. Giant Golden-crowned Flying Fox (The Largest)/ General Bat Poems/Artwork/Photos, 2. Bechstein’s bat (Myotis bechsteinii)/ General Bat Poems/Artwork/Photos,3. Honduran White Bat (The Tent Maker)/ General Bat Poems/Artwork/Photos, 4. Brandt’s bat (Myotis brandtii)/ General Bat Poems/Artwork/Photos, 5. Ghost Bat (False Vampire)/ General Bat Poems/Artwork/Photos 6. Brown long-eared bat (Plecotus auritus)/ General Bat Poems/Artwork/Photos, 7. Common pipistrelle bat (Pipistrellus pipistrellus)/ General Bat Poems/Artwork/Photos

Nema – A Poetry Film by Maggs Vibo

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content warning: miscarriage https://youtu.be/xKwEMuV1WWs Margaret Ann Viboolsittiseri uses the penname?Maggs Vibo?and pronouns (she/her). @maggsvibo Vibo is a poet, artist, scholar and war veteran from Richmond, Virginia. She earned her MA in Liberal Studies from Thomas Edison State University and lives near a multitude of historical sites which provide ample writing…

Half-Breed Drive – A Visual Poem By Maggs Vibo (Pt. 1 of a Maggs Vibo Feature)

Originally posted on IceFloe Press:
Margaret Ann Viboolsittiseri uses the penname Maggs Vibo and pronouns (she/her). @maggsvibo Vibo is a poet, artist, scholar and war veteran from Richmond, Virginia. She earned her MA in Liberal Studies from Thomas Edison State University and lives near a multitude of historical sites which provide ample writing inspiration. Her…

#30DaysWild 1st-30th June. Day Twenty-one. Go Barefoot-Connect To The Earth What does going barefoot in nature give you? I will be adding to these barefoot words all today. 30 Days Wild is The Wildlife Trusts’ annual nature challenge where they ask the nation to do one ‘wild’ thing a day every day throughout June. Your daily Random Acts of Wildness can be anything you like – litter-picking, birdwatching, puddle-splashing, you name it! I would love to feature your published/unpublished photos/artworks/writing on your random acts. Please contact me.

Day Twenty-one -Mike Stone -photo by Jim the Poet -Neal Zetter

#NationalGardeningWeek. Day Two. Wednesday 28th, A Child’s Garden. Of verse, perhaps as R L Stevenson would have it. What do you remember about being a child in gardens?

-Maggs Vibo A child’s garden In a corner of my father’s garden,On a patch the size of a cookie pan, My first garden was all marigolds,Started in school milk cartons. They were short & stumpy,& I loved them more Than the roses & lilacs& the towering tomatoes Who flaunted themselves. I laid out a stone … Continue reading #NationalGardeningWeek. Day Two. Wednesday 28th, A Child’s Garden. Of verse, perhaps as R L Stevenson would have it. What do you remember about being a child in gardens?

#NationalGardeningWeek poetry and artwork challenge. Tuesday 27th Take A Mindful Moment in your garden, what can you hear, what new things can you see? Please DM me if you wish to submit, or contact me via my WordPress blog.

-Maggs Vibo Spring Rain birds flutterdown from thegreat Pagoda –winged raindropsdripping to earth,waking it withtheir words, soakingthe lawn in song.-st My Garden of Nations Japanese cherry blossom tree boughs bend with heavy pink flowersScottish rowan beside waits patient till autumn to spout red berriesCanadian copper beech burnished maroon leaves adorns the fallEnglish beech its resplendent … Continue reading #NationalGardeningWeek poetry and artwork challenge. Tuesday 27th Take A Mindful Moment in your garden, what can you hear, what new things can you see? Please DM me if you wish to submit, or contact me via my WordPress blog.

#NationalPetDay celebration. Have you written unpublished/published about your pet or another’s? Have you painted, sculpted images of your, or another’s pet? Please DM me, or send a message via my WordPress blog.

A Cat’s Concern Bella is the abandoned cat rescuedby our dear late friend Big John and his spousewho cleaning his jacket asked why cat foodtreats pocketed when it’s not a cat house? John tells her in preparing their new homea little cat comes from the undergrowth.Neighbours say she was left behind alonewhen old owner sold … Continue reading #NationalPetDay celebration. Have you written unpublished/published about your pet or another’s? Have you painted, sculpted images of your, or another’s pet? Please DM me, or send a message via my WordPress blog.