Have you ever had your heart broken, or lost your job? Have you ever ached in places that don't show up on X-rays? Have you even felt pure bliss? Even if your answers to all of the above questions were no, you're still a poet. You have feelings, and by human nature, you long to… Continue reading How To Write A Poem
This lovely rainy Thursday can only be livened up by two things: poetry and the very fact that it is officially POETRY MONTH! I have put together a little online poetry month goodie bag for you guys that I highly encourage you to check out. Enjoy (: Happy writing! One a day poetry prompts:… Continue reading Happy Poetry Month!
Despite my last post’s slightly deadly end note, I wish to lighten the mood a bit today. That’s right, get up, concentrate everything you have on the name of your last ex-lover and what you wish to say to him. Maybe it sounds a little bit like this “ JOHN---I HATE YOU”,… Continue reading A Little Thing Called Slam Poetry
It is a beautiful day out today, probably the least appropriate time to be craving a hot, steamy bowl of alphabet soup. Then again, this is something successful poets thrive at, creating an uncomfortable contrast between the light and dark, the happy and utterly heart wrenching, the steamy-hot and the freezer-burn-cold. I… Continue reading That Poem I Promised You
This blog seeks not only to explain my own lifelong fascination with poetry, but to beg each pair of eyes that find themselves here, to appreciate and actively participate in the world of poetry. A lot of the times I am asked, “why are you a creative writing major? You are going to be living in a box”, to which I reply, “ Some wish to decorate their houses in quanitifiable spoils, crystal lamposts, marble collums, and oh--actual walls. Others, like myself, know one definite thing: that if words are all that will ornament their shelter, that will be enough to shield them from storm”. Subsequently, we call these people poets.