• Poetry

    The Struggle Is Real

    The Poet’s Struggle By Jesi Scott   Long have the words lived in my brain To describe, emote, explain The very moments, feelings, reasons For what I see and think and experience.   And, sadly, they can never quite Reach the fullness of these scraps of life That creep past or fly by… These flashes of colors by which we Remember, ignore, embrace The events that create a future “us”, Or, maybe, a fuller individual… A much muchier “we”.   Still, the words live and buzz around inside And sometimes find a way out To live in ink, all the while hoping They will be heard, understood, Passed along, To…

  • Blog,  Monday's Muse,  Poetry

    10 Things You Should Know (If You Intend To Love A Poet) From Peace.Love.Free

    A few weeks ago I ran across a blog I hadn’t seen yet. It’s Peace.Love.Free and it’s quickly becoming one of my favorite sites to read. I’ve been meaning to do a Friday Feature on it but life has just been crazy busy lately. So, I thought I’d feature my favorite post on it for Monday’s Muse instead. The post that took me there was one with the title above: 10 Things You Should Know (If You Intend To Love A Poet). I read the article and was completely charmed and smiling the whole way through. It was so spot on it was perfect. But, (a qualifier, I know) I…

  • Blog,  Monday's Muse,  Poetry

    Monday’s Muse: An Exercise From The Practice of Poetry

    Last night I did another exercise from The Practice of Poetry by Robin Behn and Chase Twichell. The exercise is supposed to be a group exercise where you close your eyes, a word is said, and then you open your eyes and write down everything you “saw” when you heard the word. It is a lesson in “translation”, how the brain naturally associates certain visual meanings to words. For the solo poet, you can still do the exercise by translating in a different way. The book provides four columns with words in each one. You pick the first word your eye falls on in each column and then write the…

  • OctPoWriMo,  Poetry

    Some Fun and Moon Madness

    OctPoWriMo challenge-Days 17 and 8 (for me). Today’s challenge: Words, Words, Words. Cut out words that catch your eye from newspapers, magazines, junk mail, etc, or use a random word generator or magnetic poetry (including the online one here-very addictive, trust me) and take a picture or screen shot of what you come up with and post it to your blog. Play with words. As a poet/writer that is completely irresistable! Play with words-I love it! Shakespeare created words whenever he couldn’t find one that said what he wanted to say. Man named everything, and we have come up with some doozies for things, haven’t we? Go read an anatomy…

  • OctPoWriMo,  Poetry

    Color Your World & Revolution

    Ready for more poetry for the poetry challenge? Today’s prompt was “Color Your World”. After days of some pretty intensive subjects for poetry it was time for a more light-hearted approach. But I had to sit for a bit with this one. There are so many different ways I could have gone. I started one poem in which I described the 5k fun run I did in April this year called The Color Run. (I plan on doing it again because it was so much fun.) However, I scrapped it. I really couldn’t think of anything to write about. But then, my eye fell onto the vibrant purple yarn sitting on…

  • Encouragement,  Journal,  Life,  Love,  Motivation,  Parenting,  Random,  Thoughts,  Uncategorized

    Be Careful With Your Words

    Words. It’s amazing how much power words have. They can be used to heal, to destroy, to build, to create, and to wound. Twenty-six letters in the English alphabet and all can be used in ways you cannot imagine. They inspire, they give meaning to things, they cause wars, and they build walls. Knowing this I always try to choose my words carefully when writing. I try to pick out the words that evoke an emotion in me so that I can evoke that same emotion in my reader. I want you to be able to feel what I am feeling, or what I felt. And when you read my…