Due to unforeseen circumstances, I am postponing my posts for the week of June 14. I am hoping to resume regular posting on June 21. Until then: Keep writing. Keep reading. Keep believing.
Like Walt Whitman, I find inspiration for writing poetry when reading scripture. As I have been reading about Whitman, this poem I wrote in college and published in a series poem within The Last Time We Were Children kept coming to mind. I think, by the words of scripture that […]
When Walt Whitman self-published the original twelve poems the world has come to know as Leaves of Grass in 1855, it was not well-received. Perhaps if Ralph Waldo Emerson, a like-minded Transcendentalist, had not deemed it “the most extraordinary piece of wit and wisdom that America has now contributed,” Whitman, […]
When attending concerts, I admire the musicians when they must play their signature pieces. These are the songs everyone knows by heart. These are the ones we sing along with at our loudest volume and quite often off-key. Many a musician grows to loathe having written these songs. They must […]
When I began my research about Walt Whitman, I did not expect one of the first articles I read would be one from Investor’s Business Daily. Yet this article–and other more familiar sources–revealed why Walt Whitman is one of America’s most unique poets. Along with Emily Dickinson, he is considered […]
Better late than never posting about my reading from last month. There is a little bit of everything in this list. Happy Reading! Mary Poppins by P. L. Travers: Five Stars I started reading this book after watching Saving Mr. Banks. I recommend reading the original series and watching this […]
Join me each Wednesday for this virtual reading experience as I read a selection from Redefined: A Year of Poetry. By the end of the year, I will have read 52 of the 366 poems contained in this collection. I encourage you to subscribe to this blog in order to […]