We Found Inspiration in the Weirdest Places {a villanelle}

Inspiration incarnates itself in a variety of mediums to a willing artist. It sometimes is grand and bold, but other times inspiration can be a quiet quirk, a small snippet of conversation, or a picture of the inward workings of a typewriter. I was originally planning to simply share a poem today for the reason… Continue reading We Found Inspiration in the Weirdest Places {a villanelle}

Poetry Journal Tour | ft. messy handwriting, pictures, and poems I sort of wrote

This year my homeschool co-op's junior class includes a seminar on writing poetry. I've been adoring this one, though it's hard to fit in poetry after working on chemistry and algebra and debate for hours each day. At the beginning of the year we were told to bring two things to class: the book we're… Continue reading Poetry Journal Tour | ft. messy handwriting, pictures, and poems I sort of wrote

You Are Invited: Exquisite Corpse Poetry

Hello friends! I recently was introduced to the poetry game called The Exquisite Corpse. The basic idea is to form a collaborative poem that is written by multiple people without any idea what the previous lines hold or say. I have played the drawing version, in which players fold pieces of paper and sketch horrors… Continue reading You Are Invited: Exquisite Corpse Poetry

A Pocketful of Palindrome Poetry

As I work through The Roar on the Other Side this year (amazing book on poetry, 10/10 recommend) I've been learning all types of poetry schemes, methods, and tropes. Some of them are fairly simple while others seem nearly impossible. Such as writing a poem with twenty six words, each one starting with a different… Continue reading A Pocketful of Palindrome Poetry

Easter Morning // of sonnets and such

I have tried to write a sonnet many times, but this is the first time I have actually completed one. For those curious, a sonnet is a fourteen line poem, typically (for English) with ten syllables per line and an iambic pentameter (meter consisting of a pattern of unstress, stress, unstress, stress, etc.) However, there… Continue reading Easter Morning // of sonnets and such