Versatile Blogger Award


V blogger Award

I would like to thank Jen from Jen’s Jewish Journey   for nominating me for the Versatile Blogger Award. It is so great to connect with all of you and share ideas and poems with you. I am humbled that you consider what I write and post as being significant.

I write, first of all because it is important to me. Your likes and especially your comments make it all worthwhile.  Secondly, I write because of the inspiration I receive from reading your posts as well.

I have been nominated several times for different awards that I have passed on.  I felt it was time to post another one so this is it. Thank you so much all those who have thought me worthy of nomination in the past.


*Thank the person / blog that indicated it.  Include the blog link that nominated your blog for the prize.

*Select and nominate another 10 blogs to participate.

*And write 10 facts about yourself to the person who nominated you for the Versatile Blog Award. By participating in this contest you must wear my logo above “blue and pink crown” at the beginning of the post.


My nominations for this award are:

Jared  Winchester

Alexander de




Jane Dougherty

Tammy 7711

Walter Marx

Astrid’s Words



10 Things about me:

*I am a retired elementary school teacher of 29 years.

*I started writing poetry regularly in 2013.

*I enjoy acrylic painting, photography, gardening, playing the guitar, and writing.

* I am married, going on 49 years, and have six beautiful grandchildren.

*I sing in my church choir.

*I have written and self-published 3 books of memoirs, and am working on my 6th poetry book, as well as some other writings.

*I go to the local rest home most Friday mornings to read my childhood stories, show them one of my paintings, and sing folk songs of the sixties with them.

* In June, it will be two years since I started this blog. I decided to do a post everyday with photos and poems. I have only missed three or four days. It has been an interesting challenge.



Sunshine Blogger Award


I was nominated by   for the Sunshine Blogger Award. I am humbled and honored by this nomination, since I have only been blogging since July of this year. This week I past eighty posts on my blog.  I really enjoy the connections with all of you out there who read my work and give me the privilege of reading your work as well. So many of you do such wonderful writing and post such beautiful photography every day. It is like being at an all you can eat buffet of poetry and photography every day. Thank you so much Chiasma.

There are so many good bloggers, but my nominations are at the end of this blog.


1.the back story behind your blog and the reason you did what you did

I began writing poetry and sharing it once a month at  a local cultural arts center. Kym Gordon Moore who also is a blogger on WordPress was a great encouragement to me and pushed me to move beyond the group and on to the web. I have written a book of poetry that is on Amazon Kindle under my name Dwight Roth along with a number of other books I have written. I have self-published several other books as well.

2.a song that always plays on your mind.

I Love so many different musicians and their songs. I grew up in the Sixties and love the folk songs like Blowin in the Wind by Peter Paul and Mary,  Simon and Garfunkle’s Bridge Over Troubled Waters, and later  Dust in the Wind by Kansas.

3. The author closest to your heart.

I  loved the writing of Wm. Paul Young in his popular book called  The Shack. It was a very intense and emotional story that went deep into my soul.

4. One experience that somehow evolved you

Being married to my beautiful wife Ruth has definitely changed me for the better. In December we will celebrate 47 years together. It has been a journey of ups and downs that have been challenging, but we are committed to make it work no matter what happens and so far so good!

5.dogs or cats?

We had a cat named Tiger for sixteen years. He was a great pet.

6.your favorite quote.

An artist dips his brush into his paint and paints his own soul.

Henry Ward Beecher

7. Dreamer or realist?

I am a realist. I like to know what is happening and be somewhat in control of the outcome.  Most of the time that does not work out like I expect!! thing you love about yourself

I love relating to other people. thing that drives you beyond madness.

When people take advantage of others who cannot help themselves.

10.a principle you stand by.

I try to live by the principles of Jesus who said we should love God and love our neighbors as our self.

I nominate the following bloggers for the Sunshine Blogger Award:

Eyes + Words


debi riley


Pete Hillman’s Nature Photography

From Behind the Pen

Heartstring Eulogies

Ed Lehming Photography


Questions for the nominees:

  1. What inspires you?
  2. How did you get into blogging?
  3. Where do you live?
  4. Who was the person that had the most influence in your life?
  5. How has blogging changed you?