Ep 3: “The Museum of Stones,” Carolyn Forché

The Museum of Stones This is your museum of stones, assembled in matchbox and tin, collected from roadside, culvert, and viaduct, battlefield, threshing floor, basilica, abattoir, stones loosened by tanks in the streets of a city whose earliest map was drawn in ink on linen, schoolyard stones in the hand of a corpse, pebble from … Continue reading Ep 3: “The Museum of Stones,” Carolyn Forché

Ep 2: “Lissadell,” Wendy Cope

Lissadell Last year we went to Lissadell. The sun shone over Sligo Bay And life was good and all was well. The bear, the books, the dinner bell, An air of dignified decay. Last year we went to Lissadell. This year the owners had to sell— It calls to mind a Chekhov play. Once life … Continue reading Ep 2: “Lissadell,” Wendy Cope

Ep 1: “Solitude,” Ella Wheeler Wilcox

The first episode of my new podcast, Honey In My Hair! In this episode, we will be exploring "Solitude" by Ella Wheeler Wilcox, published 1883. Solitude Laugh, and the world laughs with you; Weep, and you weep alone; For the sad old earth must borrow its mirth, But has trouble enough of its own. Sing, and … Continue reading Ep 1: “Solitude,” Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Under Construction!

Hello! I just wanted to thank everyone who continues to follow this blog. I know I haven't been super active lately, though I've got some exciting plans in the works! Kindly continue to follow me, I really appreciate it, and I'll keep y'all posted on what's coming up! Honey In My Hair is not going … Continue reading Under Construction!

Poetry 101: Villanelles

Photo by Thought Catalog I love learning about new forms of poetry! Recently in class, we studied the villanelle form, and I thought I would share a bit about it with you. A villanelle is a 19-line poem with an alternating rhyme scheme of sorts. It's made up of six stanzas, the first five are … Continue reading Poetry 101: Villanelles

Spotlight: S*PeRM**K*T (1992) by Harryette Mullen

A year ago, I had never heard of Harryette Mullen. I suppose I hadn't heard of Michael Ondaatje either. I've had the privilege of learning about so many incredible (contemporary) poets recently, and among them is the wonderful Harryette Mullen, who has quickly become one of my favorite poets for the way she twists words … Continue reading Spotlight: S*PeRM**K*T (1992) by Harryette Mullen

Day 16: Overused Words

I talk a lot, ask anyone who knows me. I think I've gotten better at it in the past few years but overall I'm a chatty person. 16. A word you overuse This could be any number of words. Or phrases, even. It was a little beyond me, introspection-wise, since I say a lot of … Continue reading Day 16: Overused Words

Day 15: Necessities

Almost caught up! After this, I'll only need to write two more poems to be back on track. Hopefully once I get there, I can focus and stick to it. 15. 10 things you should always have Looks like we're gonna do another list poem!   All the Necessities Don't forget your cup of tea … Continue reading Day 15: Necessities

Day 14: Kindness

Aww, I love this prompt! Kindness is so warm and good. Let's get going! 14. Describe kindness I think it makes sense to do another acrostic, shall we?   Kindness Kitchen mornings, you bring me tea just the way I like it I know that with you, I'm safe and loved Now we'll head to … Continue reading Day 14: Kindness

Day 13: Decisions, Decisions

Alright, time for another poem! With each one of these, I'm catching up slowly but surely. I figure if I write at least two a day, I'll be back on track before I know it. 13. How do you make decisions? Oh boy. My decision-making is typically sporadic and inconsistent. I'm either the most indecisive … Continue reading Day 13: Decisions, Decisions