All posts tagged: poetry

16 mars – lightbulbs

i have a story that i want to tell you about lightbulbs (the literal kind) but the movie in my mind is stuck today maybe it’s missing a lightbulb like i am hopefully by tomorrow i’ll have a bright new lightbulb (the literal kind and the metaphorical kind) ❂   Slice of Life is a daily writing challenge during the month of March hosted by Two Writing Teachers. Visit their blog for more information about the challenge and for advice and ideas about how to participate.

14 mars – πku

Just as I did last year, in honor of Pi day, I have written you some Pi-kus, a modified haiku form where the lines follow a 3-1-4 syllable structure. today i meant to make a pie apple with lots of cinnamon or perhaps a lemon meringue a pumpkin pie would’ve been nice alongside scoops of vanilla but instead, tired, with empty fridge i gave up and ate leftovers ❂   Slice of Life is a daily writing challenge during the month of March hosted by Two Writing Teachers. Visit their blog for more information about the challenge and for advice and ideas about how to participate.

9 mars

On yesterday’s post about making crêpes, I received this comment: I like your bold words if one just read those it is like a poem with in a poem that captures the essence of it all yum This was totally not my intention. I bolded a few words in each sentence simply for the visual appeal; to make the page look a little less like a Big Block of Text. But, the comment intrigued me, so I decided to try it out. “easy crêpe recipe” cups and tablespoons         liters and grams “recette crêpes facile”         too complicated… split the difference 250g flour “how many tablespoons is 250g of flour?”         8 or 9 spoonfuls 50 cl of milk         8 or 9 spoonfuls magic of cooking dash of vanilla extract oil (or butter) Swirl it around whatever toppings you choose: nutella or jam or cheese EAT UP! I like how this poem turned out! I edited a few of the bolded phrases, …

Currently 

Currently: Perusing sonnets Responding to a job posting for an assistant director position at one of my favorite theatres! Searching my Google Drive for old cover letter inspiration Listening to an album I just discovered and can’t stop listening to: Rufus Wainwright’s Take All My Loves Checking my email inbox Jotting replies to everyone whose emails I’ve been ignoring all week Reflecting on what it means to be “serious in love” (Thanks, Shakespeare) Plotting to watch last week’s episode of Game of Thrones Reading the book club book we start discussing this week, though I have had trouble getting through this one… Sending positive vibes into the universe Considering a deer puppet Anticipating a long weekend of relaxation, rehearsal, and hopefully reading Sipping iced tea Playing around Pushing my covers back What are you doing, currently? ❂

before that…

I crunched another tortilla chip as I watched the sun set from my parents’ rooftop patio. Before that, I lugged three floor pillows to the top floor to make myself a cozy reading spot in the dying sunlight. Before that, I sat down at my dining room table, texting my friend, noticing the birds and squirrels playing in our yard beyond the glass doors. Before that, I walked with my mom to the car, pulling off my sweatshirt in the unexpected heat. Before that, I promised the janitor who wanted to lock up the building that we would be out in just 10 more minutes! Before that, I scrolled through my playlists on Spotify, looking for some fun background music. Before that, I decided on the Stracciatella, instead of the chocolate gelato. Before that, I snapped a picture of a funny sign from the Italian deli to send to my friends who live in Italy. Before that, I overheard my mom and her friend discuss work and blogging (and heard my name pop up a few times….!) from downstairs. Before …

google translate poetry

I am friends with several people who do not live in the US, and/or who do not speak English as their native language. I love keeping up with them on Facebook, and luckily for me, Facebook even provides a simple way for me to translate their foreign-language status updates into English! Unfortunately for Facebook, their automatic translator is not always the most accurate, and has trouble with idiomatic expressions and slang. Luckily for all of us, many of these translations come out sounding like pieces of strange avant garde poetry. In honor of World Poetry Day, I have decided to share with you a poem I constructed out of my favorite lines: The dream year [year of dream] That’s going to give this new year? Anguish of the beginning of the year, which fall on me all of a sudden, like lightning.. It’s not laugh the seagulls.. Beautiful, isn’t it? ^^ I find myself almost as beautiful as a salmon En papillote. Look at the roots and wings, and falls on the Castle of Miolans On …

πku

In honor of Pi day, I have written you some Pi-kus, a modified haiku form where the lines follow a 3-1-4 syllable structure. Though it’s not an emergency π day calls for some urgency. Measuring ’round circles can be fun But try it sans π; can’t be done. 2 π r is useful I’m told But you can’t beat pie à la mode! ❂   Slice of Life is a daily writing challenge during the month of March hosted by Two Writing Teachers. Visit their blog for more information about the challenge and for advice and ideas about how to participate.