The Lunatic, the Lover, and the Poet

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What I Love Most About Poetry and Writing…

…is that you take from it what you need at the time you read it, and it changes as you mature and your experiences grow. For instance, the poem I posted yesterday received  a bit of attention and I was really surprised by the reactions. Going back and rereading it myself...

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Monday’s Muse: Second Chances

Here’s yet another post where a poem is just going to have to say it all. An original by me. Hope you had a great weekend. xo Jesi Second Chances By Jessica Scott   Life is gone, the flower has bloomed and faded, is withered brown, and drying on the stalk....

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Compassion Will Test You

I wasn’t planning on writing about compassion today. I’ve been trying to spread it like wildfire recently so I’ve been taking a break and letting other voices be heard as well. Yeah, I’m a chatterer. My mother’s nickname was ‘Chatty Cathey” after the doll for a reason. And me, well, once...

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The Practice of Poetry Exercise 1

I found this book at my nearest Half Price Bookstore recently. This book is designed for poets, specifically  those who teach. (Says so on the back cover.) The copyright is from 1992. I leafed through it at the bookstore and realized that the exercises contained within were actually still usable and...

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How Came What Came Alas by Heidi Lynn Nilsson

One of the activities that I’ve been doing every day is reading from this book: Each day has a poem scheduled for reading, and I’ve added that to my daily routine. I have been enjoying it immensely. There are some incredible poems in the book. One of them that I have...

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Micropoetry-Wait, what?

If you have been on Twitter long enough, and in the right areas, you may have noticed micropoetry. What is it? It’s exactly like what it sounds like. It is poetry in 140 to 160 characters or less. Why those numbers? Twitter length and text messaging, respectively. I’m not sure how...

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Feeling Less Than Inspiring Today

It has been a rough day. I had said I would respond to the Very Inspiring Blogger nomination today but I am just having a hard time feeling inspirational at the moment. We all go through this, have these moments. What do you do when it’s your turn? I turn to music...

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A Thank You, a Shout Out, and a Request

Oh my gosh! I can honestly say that when I woke up this morning I had no idea of all the good things that awaited me. It’s a Tuesday which meant just another normal day in my days of the week, “there is nothing either good nor bad, but thinking makes...

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