Photo by Simon Matzinger on Hello friends! It's winter here in the northern hemisphere, and in Texas we rarely, if ever, get snow. A couple weekends ago, we had the good fortune of seeing a couple hours of snow, even though it didn't stick. One of my favorite musicians, Loreena McKennitt, does a musical … Continue reading Snow

Poetry Spotlight: Lines Composed In A Wood On A Windy Day

Photo by Pixabay on Hey there friends! Welcome to another Saturday. This week we have a poetry spotlight from the lesser known Bronte sister, Anne. It's really unfortunate she's not as widely read as her sisters Charlotte and Emily. Anne just wasn't into writing those dark, brooding Byronic heroes her sisters loved. It's even … Continue reading Poetry Spotlight: Lines Composed In A Wood On A Windy Day

Poetry Spotlight: Harlem

Hi friends! In the month of June, any funds I receive through my Ko-Fi will be donated to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. That's right, all of it. 100%. You can either click the "buy me a coffee" button to the side or the "Ko-Fi" link at the top. Remembering Langston Hughes Hello friends! Welcome … Continue reading Poetry Spotlight: Harlem

The Raven

Photo by Tom Swinnen on Yesterday was my birthday! I'm now 31 years old, and it's great. To celebrate my birthday, today's poetry spotlight is by one of my favorite writers, Edgar Allan Poe. I know it isn't October, but I don't care, because yesterday was my birthday. The birthday girl gets to do … Continue reading The Raven


Photo by zhang kaiyv on Welcome to this month's poetry post! Today we have a beautiful poem by Paul Laurence Dunbar. I first read Dunbar in high school and loved his work. I did a project for English class with his poem "We Wear the Mask," and my teacher gave me a B, saying … Continue reading Sympathy