Orna Ross
Header pattern
Header pattern

Tag

poet

Orna Ross Patrons on Patreon
Creative Writing: Inspirational Poetry

New Addition to My “Poets on Patreon” Page: Poetry Writer Patron

Do you write poetry? Would you like to make a living as a poet or songwriter? Did you know that there is a growing presence of poets on Patreon who are being paid by their fans to write their poems? My Patreon page has been running for a few months now and is beginning to gather poetry readers. It feels like time to add in the writers: the poets. So I’ve just introduced a new Tier on my Patreon page. Poetry Writer Patron. Alongside my own writing, I’m on a personal mission to empower other creatives, through digital publishing and…

Continue reading
Related posts
Poem of the Week: Haiku #575
July 12, 2020
Different Pathways to Self-Publishing Success
July 10, 2020
Latest News and Resources from ALLi – Week 28 2020
July 9, 2020
inspirational poem on Patreon
Creative Writing: Inspirational Poetry

First Day of The Month Is Poetry Day For My Patrons On Patreon. This Month’s Poem: The Next Birth

Like inspirational poetry? On the first day of each month, I release a new inspirational poem exclusively for my patrons on Patreon. This month’s poem is called “The Next Birth”. It’s a love poem that begins with couple-love and moves to universal love. Here a verse: When bodies bare, we two in one combined, and my breath became yours as much as mine, then no day was a day of grift, or thrift then all that came before us came as gift. When I knew you loved me, as I loved you, our whole lives then began again, anew. If you’d like…

Continue reading
Related posts
Poem of the Week: Haiku #575
July 12, 2020
Different Pathways to Self-Publishing Success
July 10, 2020
Latest News and Resources from ALLi – Week 28 2020
July 9, 2020
inspirational poem halting place
Creative Writing: Inspirational Poetry

Sunday Inspirations. Poem: Halting Place

Here, evening mist has nothing to hold but the trees. Autumn has not yet plucked the last of the leaves. For me, it’s that time of day, that time of year, when poems come. Oh, that ache to be here, to be heard. Surely, soon. You relieve it with love, always did. My dear, I saw how you picked up his scarf on our way out, the old one you said he won’t wear any more. I see you wearing it now, worn side in. * * * For as little as $2 a month, you can become a poetry…

Continue reading
Related posts
Poem of the Week: Haiku #575
July 12, 2020
Different Pathways to Self-Publishing Success
July 10, 2020
Latest News and Resources from ALLi – Week 28 2020
July 9, 2020
sunday inspirational poetry truth to tell
Creative Writing: Inspirational Poetry

Sunday Inspirational Poetry: Truth To Tell

“‘Thou Shalt Not’ soon fades but ‘Once Upon A Time’ goes on forever.” ~ Philip Pullman. Morning, May in England, Ascot Priory wood. In a clearing by the pathway, a branch invites a bow. I lay my forehead on its bark, its skin on mine is cool with rain. These trees, once, belonged to nuns who too found time, between bell and candle, to walk and wonder, to look overhead when summoned by the wind’s reason and the leaves’ reply. Now that whisper is for me and some friends, here for a retreat. My room in this place once was someone’s home. I…

Continue reading
Related posts
Poem of the Week: Haiku #575
July 12, 2020
Different Pathways to Self-Publishing Success
July 10, 2020
Latest News and Resources from ALLi – Week 28 2020
July 9, 2020
sunday inspirational poetry placenta
Creative Writing: Inspirational Poetry

Sunday Inspirational Poetry: Placenta

Today’s Sunday Inspirational Poetry is: Placenta Look to the tree, how it remembers the clay that once pressed, loam-loving, round its kernel through which it roamed out, a tender and unseeing shoot, groping towards the light of day and the airy, spangled light of night. Poked itself up, thin and twiggy-green, dazzled and drawn by the taste of wind, the touch of sky, to rise and rise. Oh yes, sap soaring, up it flew, thickening to wood as it went, circling its circles, and pouring out leaves and fruit, leaves and fruit, leaves and fruit, to flare and fall, year after…

Continue reading
Related posts
Poem of the Week: Haiku #575
July 12, 2020
Different Pathways to Self-Publishing Success
July 10, 2020
Latest News and Resources from ALLi – Week 28 2020
July 9, 2020
Sunday Inspirational Poetry: Dark Night
Creative Writing: Inspirational Poetry

Sunday Inspirational Poetry: Dark Night

Sunday Inspirational Poetry: Dark Night As creative entrepreneurs, we’re doers by definition. But sometimes, when things get hard it’s not about doing, it’s about lying low and doing nothing. Not even thinking. This is a poem for the days when things get hard. Dark Night: A New Poem Sunday is lazy day for me, so here on the blog each Sunday I reprise one of my inspirational poems about some aspect of creative working and living. For as little as $2 a month, you can become a poetry patron and receive books and other bonuses and exclusive poetry written just for…

Continue reading
Related posts
Poem of the Week: Haiku #575
July 12, 2020
Different Pathways to Self-Publishing Success
July 10, 2020
Latest News and Resources from ALLi – Week 28 2020
July 9, 2020
Haiku moments of creative presence: fog
Creative Writing: Creative Business, My Haiku

Haiku: Moments of Creative Presence. This week: Waterfalls

at might of water / crashing down a fall we can / but stand and stare. .   Haiku Moments of Creative Presence: Waterfalls. Every Friday on the blog I showcase one of the haiku I’ve posted during the week on my Instagram account. This week’s was inspired by the Dublin canal. I write and read haiku because I love how it cultivates mindfulness and creative presence. Writing a haiku is an act of transcription. The moment of life that we’re experiencing through our physical senses gives us the poetry. We see and hear, taste and touch and inhale the moment. Then we allow…

Continue reading
Related posts
Poem of the Week: Haiku #575
July 12, 2020
Different Pathways to Self-Publishing Success
July 10, 2020
Latest News and Resources from ALLi – Week 28 2020
July 9, 2020
create-date moonwalking
: Creative Business, Inspirational Poetry

This Week’s Create Date: Moonwalking

This week’s create date was spent in Gladstone Park at 6am on Thursday morning. On the off chance that you’ve been buried in a creative cave this week, as I was for a day or two, a blue moon, super moon and blood moon all coincided on Wed night/Thursday morning. A blue moon is when you get a second full moon in a calendar month, as we have this January. A super moon is when the moon is unusually close to Earth, making it bigger and brighter. And a blood moon is a moment during an eclipse when the moon…

Continue reading
Related posts
Poem of the Week: Haiku #575
July 12, 2020
Different Pathways to Self-Publishing Success
July 10, 2020
Latest News and Resources from ALLi – Week 28 2020
July 9, 2020
Creative Writing

Creative Writing: Today’s Poem To Inspire: Rainbows

First thing this morning what do I spy over the houses between the trees through the cloud and by gift of fractured light seven strips of color in an upside-down smile adorning the sky? For me, a poem is a key, unlocking a moment in time and revealing the creative depths that every moment holds. Poetry brings us to creative presence. Interested in reading more?

Continue reading
Related posts
Poem of the Week: Haiku #575
July 12, 2020
Different Pathways to Self-Publishing Success
July 10, 2020
Latest News and Resources from ALLi – Week 28 2020
July 9, 2020

Breaking Out Of The Box

When you need to be creative or innovative, try this simple break-the-box, mind-body bridging exercise from Dr Stanley H Block.   Part 1: The Box. 1. Name the specific situation that makes you feel boxed in. 2. Take a piece of paper, write the situation in the middle of the page, and draw an oval around it. 3. Take 1-2 minutes to jot down around the oval whatever pops into your mind about that situation and your attempts to

Continue reading
Related posts
New Addition to My “Poets on Patreon” Page: Poetry Writer Patron
September 25, 2018
First Day of The Month Is Poetry Day For My Patrons On Patreon. This Month’s Poem: The Next Birth
September 1, 2018
Sunday Inspirations. Poem: Halting Place
August 26, 2018