Very Inspiring Blogger Award

Kindly nominated by :

very-inspringawardI am grateful for and touched by Pavanneh’s kind nomination of me for the *Very Inspiring Blogger Award*!

The rules of this award, which I have borrowed from, are:

1. Thank the person who nominated you and add a link to their blog.

2. Display the award on your post.

3. List the award rules so your nominees will know what to do.

4. State 7 things about yourself.

5. Nominate 15 other bloggers for the award.

6. Contact your nominees to let them know you have nominated them. Provide a link to your post.

7. Proudly display the award logo (or buttons) on your blog, whether on your side bar, ABOUT page, or a special page for awards.

Here are my 7 facts about myself:

1.Although I am considering a career change, I have taught academic writing for 3 years.

2. I speak English and Spanish, and I study Visayan and Tagalog.

3. My lovely wife–the one in the profile picture–is originally from the Philippines.

4. Although most of my posts are light poems, my favorite works to read are works of Western philosophy, Eastern philosophy (and especially Buddhism), Renaissance drama, Roman and Greek history and literature, and cultural studies.

5. Until I started this blog in May of 2014, I had not written a poem since 2006.

6. Our adorable West Highland Terrier is one of the world’s craziest creatures.

7. Blogging has been a great way for me to force myself to write. [During three years in which I taught writing, I wrote very little.]


My worthy nominees for the “Very Inspiring Blogger Award” are:


14 thoughts on “Very Inspiring Blogger Award

      1. paulwhitberg Post author

        LOL, of course not! An anapest a metrical foot often used in children’s verse and nonsense poetry. The limerick is a form of anapestic verse. Anapests= 2 unstressed syllables followed by a stressed one. For example: “on reCEIV-ing a GIFT” would be two anapests:)
        At some point, I plan to post on traditional poetic forms.


  1. mistermuse

    Re fact #3 about yourself (your lovely wife – the one in the profile picture), when do we get to see your UN-lovely wife – the one NOT in the profile picture)?

    Just joking, of course. Having more than one wife would be bigamy – or in this case, big of you.


      1. Marcus Antoninus

        Thanks! Glad you liked them. You can be sure these poems are written from the heart. All the best, Marcus.


  2. Indah Susanti

    Congratulations for being a very inspiring blog! You deserved it! Your blog has interesting posts and trust me, I learn a lot from your writing – that’s how your blog inspires reader, including me. Please keep it up and keep posting.
    And many thanks for nominating me Paul! I will be busy in the next coming days as I have to prepare few matters before going off to Indonesia this week (so close to the Philippines 😉 ). I hope you don’t mind if I respond it bit late. Greetings to your lovely wife and the terrier (trust he must be super cute) 😉



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