Day 5: Bad Habits

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

Day 3: Gratitude

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

Day 2: Home Prompt

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

Day 1: My First Haiku!

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!

Happy Poetry Month!

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!

World Poetry Day 2018

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

Spotlight: Michael Ondaatje and The Cinnamon Peeler (1997)

So I'm currently reading The Cinnamon Peeler (1997), a selection of poems by Michael Ondaatje, and while I've only really been able to read and process a couple of the works, I couldn't not post about him. This wild-haired, Canadian man born in Sri Lanka writes beautifully. The Cinnamon Peeler is a collection of poems written from … Continue reading Spotlight: Michael Ondaatje and The Cinnamon Peeler (1997)

Spotlight: Nikki Giovanni’s “All Eyez On U”

Source From what I've gathered, 8th grade was a rough year for seemingly everybody. I don't ever seem to hear someone saying, "man, 8th grade? Middle school? The best, hands down." That never happens. However, just like everything in life, 8th grade wasn't all bad. There were two major things in the 8th grade that made … Continue reading Spotlight: Nikki Giovanni’s “All Eyez On U”

Poetry 101: Feet

You may be wondering what feet have to do with poetry. That's fair, it does seem super odd at first. I suppose the word "feet" has a double meaning if we look at it metaphorically (which, of course, we're going to do, because we're poetry lovers). Syllables in poetry stand on feet, in a way. … Continue reading Poetry 101: Feet

Structural Commentary – Ode to the West Wind, Percy Bysshe Shelley

What's this? Another ode? You may be wondering what my fascination with this form is. I acknowledge that by having two of the same form of poetry in a row could give this blog a one-note feel to it, but I can explain! You see, we analyzed John Keats's "Ode to a Nightingale" in class, … Continue reading Structural Commentary – Ode to the West Wind, Percy Bysshe Shelley