A Milestone: One Year Anniversary of Understanding: poems with explanations

Understanding: poems with explanations by M. Sakran

Today is the one year anniversary of the self-publication of Understanding: poems with explanations.  It is a happy day.

Understanding: poems with explanations by M. Sakran, is a self-published collection of twenty original poems, with explanations of each of them.  The main purpose of the book is to help readers expand their understanding of poetry through the explanations.

The poems in the book cover a variety of topics such as poverty, homelessness, pain, neglect, crime and illness.

The explanations look at the overall meanings of the poems, the meanings of individual parts of the poems, and form in the poems.

Understanding: poems with explanations is currently available for purchase as an eBook here: Understanding: poems with explanations.  It is available for $0.99 (plus tax where applicable).

Poems with explanations has been a regular category on this blog.  You can read the ones that are on it by clicking here: poems with explanations on the blog.  If you like what you read and you like the idea of reading an explanation of a poem, then please consider purchasing a copy of the eBook.

M. Sakran would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has already purchased a copy of the eBook this past year. Each purchase brought a little bit of joy to M. Sakran.  Thank you.  Hopefully you all liked the eBook and found it informative and enlightening and hopefully it helped you learn more about poetry.

If you have purchased a copy of Understanding: poems with explanations please tell your friends about it.  Let them know what you thought and feel free to link here.  Also, if you like, you can use the form on the contact page to let M. Sakran know what you thought.

Again, today is a happy day.  Thank you to those who will buy a copy of the eBook today and thank you again to those who already have.

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A Milestone: Three year anniversary of First Try publication

First Try Cover

First Try Copyright 2014 M. Sakran.

Book cover Copyright 2014 eLectio Publishing.  Book cover used with permission.

 

This past Saturday, July 8, 2017, was the three year anniversary of the publication of M. Sakran’s collection of poetry, First Try.

The first six poems from the collection are available to read on this blog, and can be seen here: first six poems (scroll down on the linked page to read them).  First Try is available at various places online, including:

from the publisher: First Try by M. Sakran

and on Amazon: First Try by M. Sakran.

If you have enjoyed M. Sakran’s blog of and about poetry and poetry related things, please consider purchasing a copy of First Try (available in print and eBook formats) as a way to help support M. Sakran.

Many thanks to all readers.

A Milestone: The Two Year Anniversary of MSakran.com

Today is the two year anniversary of MSakran.com.  Celebrate!

MSakran.com is the website of M. Sakran (this is the blog).  There are a lot of things on the site, many of which can be related to poetry.  Here is a rundown of what is there, as well as how it can relate to poetry.  Check out the site today.

  • On the home page of MSakran.com you’ll find a news section. This section has things like notes of milestones and mentions of published items.  Many times those milestones and mentions are related to poetry.  For example, if M. Sakran has had a poem published recently, you may see a note of it in the news section.
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  • Also on the home page, you’ll find the current set of Photography, Artwork, Poetry and Fiction. There are sets of these on MSakran.com.  So far there have been twenty nine.  The most recent set is the one on the home page, and older sets can be found on or from the Photography, Artwork, Poetry and Fiction page.  In each of the sets, all four items are in some way related (sometimes not so much, and sometimes quite a bit).
     
    The sets are poetry related in that the photography and artwork can inspire poetry, just like they do here on the blog, the poetry, is well, poetry, and the fiction sometimes has a relationship to the poem and could also inspire poetry.
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  • On the Publications page, you’ll find a list and links to many of the items M. Sakran has had published. Quite a few of these items are poems.
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  • On the Understanding: poems with explanations page, you’ll find information about M. Sakran’s self-published eBook collection of poems with explanations. The eBook contains twenty poems and explanations of them.  If you’d like to learn about poetry by reading explanations of poems written by the person who wrote the poems, you should check out the book.
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  • On the Book page, you’ll find information about M. Sakran’s traditionally published collection of poetry, First Try. If you go to a page where you can buy the book here, you can read a little about it as well as, currently, read the first six poems in the preview.  If you like what you read, consider purchasing a copy.
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  • On MSakran.com, there is an entire science fiction novel. It is called The Finch.  You can read the entire novel right from MSakran.com.  Just go to The Finch page.  The story in the novel could inspire poetry.  This was done before here on the blog.  You can read some poems in the blog post, Poetry topic idea: The Finch.

Go check out MSakran.com today!

Milestone: Three Year Anniversary

Today is the three year anniversary of the very first post on M. Sakran’s blog of and about poetry and poetry related things.

Wow.

Three years.

It’s been a lot.  There have been so many posts about so many different things.  It has been an experience doing it all.  There is way too much that could be said about writing over seven hundred and fifty posts.

Here’s a haiku just to say a little:

pebbles in the pond,
seven hundred and more,
so many ripples

Hopefully, some readers, somewhere, have enjoyed what has been on this blog.  Hopefully it has been entertaining, educational, insightful, inspirational and other things.  Hopefully someone has gotten something from it.

If you’ve liked this blog at all, you would make M. Sakran’s day if you would do one or more (hopefully more) of the following:

  • Like this post. It’s really easy, takes a second or so, and is hopefully something everyone will do.
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  • Follow this blog. This too is easy, takes only slightly more than a second or so, and means that you might see M. Sakran’s blog posts in your reader (a fun and amazing thing for sure).
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  • Read more posts on this blog. There is a page with links to every single post.  It is the Posts List page. Go there.  Find a post.  Read it.  Repeat.
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  • Tell your friends (as well as acquaintances and people you only barely know) about M. Sakran’s blog. Maybe put a mention of it on your blog or social media page.  Doing so will bring a little bit of joy to M. Sakran.
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  • Use the Contact Page to contact M. Sakran. You don’t have to put any other information other than your comment.  Tell M. Sakran anything.  Say what you think of the blog.  Say what you’d like to see.  Tell M. Sakran about your blog.  Write a recipe for rhubarb pie. Anything.
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  • Go to www.MSakran.com. It is M. Sakran’s website.  There is a whole lot there (like poems, artwork, even a whole science fiction novel).
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  • Purchase a copy of M. Sakran’s self-published eBook of poems with explanations: Understanding: poems with explanations. Doing so will actually cause M. Sakran to dance with joy.
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  • Purchase a copy of M. Sakran’s collection of poetry, First Try. Doing so will also cause M. Sakran to dance with joy.

 
Thank you to all readers.

A Milestone: Two year anniversary of First Try publication

First Try Cover

First Try Copyright 2014 M. Sakran.

Book cover Copyright 2014 eLectio Publishing.  Book cover used with permission.

Today is the two year anniversary of the publication of M. Sakran’s collection of poetry First Try.  The first six poems from the collection are available to read on this blog, and can be seen here: first six poems (scroll down on the linked page to read them).  First Try is available at various places online, including:

from the publisher: First Try by M. Sakran

and on Amazon: First Try by M. Sakran.

If you have enjoyed M. Sakran’s blog of and about poetry and poetry related things, please consider purchasing a copy of First Try (available in print and eBook formats) as a way to help support M. Sakran.

Many thanks to all readers.

A milestone: The one year anniversary of MSakran.com

Today is the one year anniversary of the start of MSakran.com.  There are many things of interest on MSakran.com.  Some of these include:

  • Links to some items M. Sakran has had published. Many of these items are poems.
  • Currently, twenty two sets of photography, artwork, poetry and fiction. The photographs and artworks can inspire poetry and the poems can be read.
  • Some news about M. Sakran. Typical news items include things like: mentions of items pending publication, mentions of items published, anniversaries and other milestones, and notices of new sets of photography, artwork, poetry and fiction.
  • Information about M. Sakran’s collection of poetry, First Try.

Check out MSakran.com today.

Shadow Commemoration Day Fifteen

Shadow

Above is an artwork of Shadow.  It was made using charcoal followed by alteration with a computer.  Charcoal seemed an appropriate medium, and the blue hue seemed fitting.  Like other artworks on this blog, this one can inspire poetry.

 

As a note, this is the 500th blog post on this blog.  Also, April 24th, 2016, will be the two year anniversary of this blog.  Each of these events would have normally have had a post for them, however, at this time, they will not.

A Milestone: One year anniversary of First Try publication

First Try Cover

First Try Copyright 2014 M. Sakran.
Book cover Copyright 2014 eLectio Publishing.  Book cover used with permission.

Today is the one year anniversary of the publication of M. Sakran’s collection of poetry First Try.  The first six poems from the collection, are available to read on this blog, and can be seen here: first six poems.  First Try is available at various places online, including:

from the publisher: First Try by M. Sakran

and on Amazon:  First Try by M. Sakran

A milestone: One year anniversary of first post

Today is the one year anniversary of the very first post on M. Sakran’s blog of and about poetry and poetry related things.

Please celebrate.

Counting today’s post, there have been 246 posts to the blog.

So far, there have been, among other items in posts, approximately (although hopefully exactly):

30 individual poems (as opposed to poems that were part of some other type of post)

25 poems as part of poem series

30 poems with explanations

29 artworks to inspire poetry

30 poetry topic ideas

29 experimental poetry forms

29 photographs for inspiration

The very first post on the blog can be seen here: very first post.  As can be seen from that post and the ones since, the stated items of having posts of poetry, about poetry, and of poetry related things, have been accomplished.

As a reminder, on this one year anniversary of the first post, M. Sakran’s collection of poetry, First Try, is still available for purchase.

First Try Cover
First Try Copyright 2014 M. Sakran.

Book cover Copyright 2014 eLectio Publishing.  Book cover used with permission.

It can be purchased through the publisher here: First Try,

from Amazon here: First Try,

and from other online retailers.

It is available in print and as an eBook.

As a sample, the first six poems from the book, can be read on the blog here: first six poems.

M. Sakran sincerely hopes that readers of this blog have enjoyed the poetry, learned from the poems with explanations, gotten ideas from the poetry topic ideas, experimented with the experimental poetry forms, and been inspired by the artworks and photographs.

To send M. Sakran any thoughts about the blog, please use the contact form below: