Poetry Spotlight: Jerusalem

I realize I haven't done a poetry spotlight in a really long time, so that's what we have today! I'm not going to talk about this one--I'm going to let it speak for itself. "Jerusalem" by Nizar Qabbani I wept until my tears were dryI prayed until the candles flickeredI knelt until the floor creakedI … Continue reading Poetry Spotlight: Jerusalem


Photo by Simon Matzinger on Pexels.com 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 Pexels.com 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 Pexels.com 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