Rules Of Videoetry


1. Use your own photos and/or video.

2. Use your own poetry or words to describe your


3. Use your own musical creation, or if you use

someone else's, do NOT exceed 30 seconds.

Who wants to make a cute videoetry of these items to post on my site? Hmmm? That would be fun!

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Hanging Miracle

Happy Sunday!

If you ever get to Santa Fe, NM, you need to see this mind boggling staircase built by a mysterious man who simply disappeared after finishing his work in the 1870s. He used no formal tools or even nails. The timber was not native to the area.  And he took no money.

The nuns of this Catholic church wanted to use an upper area of the Loretto Chapel for a school and had no way to access it. They prayed for help from St. Joseph, the patron saint of carpenters. This mystery man showed up and made it happen.

Modern architectual theory says it's not so miraculous, but this was built in the 1870s. Could it have been St. Joseph? Hmmmmmm.... I like to think so!

Click to view Hanging Miracle -

Ciao for now!

Saturday, January 29, 2011

The Hills Are Alive...

Today, I am featuring a videoetry in honor of my Grandma Ruby and a beautiful mountain range in northern Nevada.  When traveling out west, I wanted to make sure we stopped by the peaks called the Ruby Mountains. What started out as a curiosity about their name has now fueled a fire to go back because of their beauty!

Friday, January 28, 2011

Credit Where Credit Is Due

Hi All!

When putting together a videoetry, be sure to use images that are your own (or from at least your family with permission).  In our photos from out West, some shots may have been taken by my husband, one of the kids, or me, but I'll say it's mine.  Don't go trolling the Internet for images and use them!

This videoetry I'm adding today was put together by me, but I know that my husband was the one who took all the photos.  There were dozens of them.  He wouldn't get back in the car because he kept taking and kept taking shots of Pyramid Lake in Nevada. 

Also, he was so moved by the beautiful teal waters and the funky pyramid rock (a tufa rock formation) on the water's edge, that he wrote this lovely poem in my videoetry of the day.  Hope you enjoy "Pyramid Lake"!

Ciao for now!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Rules of Videoetry


I have created this site to highlight some of my own works (poetry, photography and videography), but really would love to have others share their talents here as well.  If you have created (or wish to create) a Youtube channel devoted to videoetry media and would like for me to showcase your work, comment and we can figure out how to do it.  (I'm thinking to highlight your channel in my sidebar.)

One must have guidelines for these things.  One that was brought to my attention by the fine folks at Youtube is that you cannot go over 30 seconds of a recorded song!  Took a little shaving off of the music in one of my videoetries to make them happy and me within the scope of the law.

Also, no one should submit pornographic images or vulgar language material.  A lot of things can be said cleanly! 

In this age of free self expression using the web, my goal is spread creativity all around. It makes the world a better place!  And this site will hopefully be a tool for videoetrophers everywhere!

Ciao for now!

Saturday, January 22, 2011


Hello?  Is there anybody out there?

This is a new site devoted to those who wax poetic, love photography, and are willing to put two and two together into a video format. 

I became a videoetry person while creating a home movie of a trip my family and I took in the summer of 2010.  We went from Albuquerque, NM to San Francisco, CA over a period of two weeks.  That's a lot to pack in and my butt is probably permanently flattened from the extensive car ride.  Those who know me know that's a lot of butt!

Anyway, on our vacation, I wrote poetry about all the different things I saw while traveling.  My husband and son wrote some poetry as well.  When creating the home movie, I set trip photos to music and threw in some of the words that my family and I had written.  Hence, videoetry was born. (I actually woke up one morning thinking that word and that is what has inspired me to create this site and the Youtube video site I pull in for it.)

Now let's see if I can get one of the videoetries on here!

Ciao for now!

Mel the Videoetropher (Is that a word? - Nah!)