Harlem What happens to a dream deferred? Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun? Or fester like a sore— And then run? Does it stink like rotten meat? Or crust and sugar over— like a syrupy sweet? Maybe it just sags like a heavy load. Or does it explode? Sources! Academy of … Continue reading Ep 6: “Harlem,” Langston Hughes
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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
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
Habits are so difficult to keep up with. Especially when it comes to breaking bad ones! Today's prompt reminded me of bad habits, so I thought I'd 5. One thing you need to stop doing So I have an issue where I'm literally too accommodating to other people. I love helping people, I love taking … Continue reading Day 5: Bad Habits
It's day #3 of the poetry challenge I set out to do! Technically, yes, it's April 5th, but I'm catching up! 3. What are you most grateful for? This is a difficult prompt, since I have so many blessings and privileges in my life already, so finding the thing I'm most grateful for is no … Continue reading Day 3: Gratitude
I know I'm still a couple of days behind on my challenge, but I'm still determined to continue on! 2. What place do you consider your home? I decided to really stretch this particular prompt and challenged myself to write a villanelle, which is a 19-line poem with a specific alternating rhyme scheme. I'll probably write … Continue reading Day 2: Home Prompt
Finally posting my first poem! Not only is this my first piece for my poetry challenge, it's the first time I've posted an original work on my blog. Today's prompt: Your biggest dream As I mentioned in my first post this month, I'm going to be altering these prompts as I see fit. They're a … Continue reading Day 1: My First Haiku!
April is National Poetry Month, and I am very excited to get back into a groove with this blog. I can't wait to share with y'all what I have planned for this month! Poetry Class! For one thing, I'm finally in a poetry class again. It feels so good to be back on a set … Continue reading Happy Poetry Month!
Hello everyone! I know it's been a crazy long time since I've posted. In my defense, Winter Quarter was crazy (it always is) and for mental health reasons I could barely even focus on schoolwork much less running a successful blog. All that being said, I am now back, hopefully on a much more regular … Continue reading World Poetry Day 2018