A Thanksgiving Poem…

This week is pretty busy for me, as I prepare for finals while celebrating Thanksgiving. So I didn't really have time to write a full blog post. Instead of leaving you with nothing, I thought I'd share one of my favorite thanksgiving poems. A Thanksgiving Poem by Paul Laurence Dunbar (1872-1906) The sun hath shed … Continue reading A Thanksgiving Poem…

Do I Have That Book Challenge

I've been meaning to do this challenge for months, since Lysi from Living One Day @ a Time did it last November. But due to me being busy and then moving (during which time my books were all packed), I wasn't able to do this challenge. But today I can! The main idea of this … Continue reading Do I Have That Book Challenge

Merry Christmas!

Things are hectic at my house, with the holidays and selling my house, so I didn't have a post planned for today. But, since it's Christmas Eve, I thought I'd share my favorite Christmas poem with you. If you aren't Christian, you probably won't care for it, but it's my personal favorite! For reference, Longfellow … Continue reading Merry Christmas!

NaPoWriMo 2018: Day 30 (Last Day!)

Sonnet ("A Sonnet is a poem consisting of 14 lines (iambic pentameter) with a particular rhyming scheme...A Shakespearean (English) sonnet has three quatrains and a couplet, and rhymes abab cdcd efef gg.") (source) (I'm doing the English version, as opposed to the Italian or French, which is a little different.) There once was a man … Continue reading NaPoWriMo 2018: Day 30 (Last Day!)

NaPoWriMo 2018: Day 29

Tetractys ("Tetractys, a poetic form invented by Ray Stebbing, consists of at least 5 lines of 1, 2, 3, 4, 10 syllables (total of 20). Tetractys can be written with more than one verse, but must follow suit with an inverted syllable count. Tetractys can also bereversed and written 10, 4, 3, 2, 1.") (source) … Continue reading NaPoWriMo 2018: Day 29

NaPoWriMo 2018: Day 28

Sestina ("The sestina is a strict ordered form of poetry, dating back to twelfth century French troubadours. It consists of six six-line (sestets) stanzas followed by a three-line envoy. Rather than use a rhyme scheme, the six ending words of the first stanza are repeated as the ending words of the other five stanzas in … Continue reading NaPoWriMo 2018: Day 28

NaPoWriMo 2018: Day 27

Triolet ("A Triolet is a poetic form consisting of only 8 lines. Within a Triolet, the 1st, 4th, and 7th lines repeat, and the 2nd and 8th lines do as well. The rhyme scheme is simple: ABaAabAB, capital letters representing the repeated lines.") (source) I Dream of Beaches I dream of beaches, bright and warm … Continue reading NaPoWriMo 2018: Day 27