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Poetry Monday: "I would my voice had music from the lark"

Happy Monday! I hope everyone is enjoying the start to their week! Today’s Poetry Monday is another older poem that I thought to revisit recently. This poem is a sonnet that I wrote, and, like every good sonnet that Shakespeare wrote, it’s about love! 125 more words


Poetry Monday: "A bright clear sky overhead"

Happy Monday! I hope you are all doing well! I’ve recently been reading a book of Tang Dynasty poems from ancient China, and the simplicity and clarity of the poems really resonated with me. 72 more words


Poetry Monday: "A room in total darkness"

Hello! In an effort to post more content on this blog, I’ve decided to start a new writing goal for myself that I like to call “Poetry Monday” (though I might change the name eventually). 189 more words


Poem for people who ask me when I "went natural"

I was brought up in a kitchen

with a towel around my neck

and a hot comb hissing

I was born

half past a yellow bone… 541 more words

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Poetry Monday: Walt Whitman

Walt Whitman’s birthday was yesterday, May 31. Flavorwire ran a short tribute to him, complete with pictures and lots of good quotes. I’ll send you over… 38 more words


Poetry Monday: Tender Buttons [A Long Dress]

by Gertrude Stein

What is the current that makes machinery, that makes it crackle, what is the current that presents a long line and a necessary waist.

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