Archive for the ‘Poetry’ Category

At the start of every month, I’ll be publishing a “5 Monthly Reads” article, offering for your literary pleasure five of the best books I’ve read from the month before. Enjoy – and let me know in the comments what you think of the ones you do decide to pick up!
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1 of 8   Fifth collection! Bite-size harmonies of poetry and visual art; expressions of life, truth, and wisdom; snippets to breathe inspiration, wonder, and beauty into your being. If you’ve enjoyed these, be sure to check out the next Snippets of Beauty collection – and revisit the previous one! Is there a quote you think

Fourth collection! Bite-size harmonies of poetry and visual art; expressions of life, truth, and wisdom; snippets to breathe inspiration, wonder, and beauty into your being. If you’ve enjoyed these, revisit the previous Snippets of Beauty collection! Is there a quote you think would make a great Snippet of Beauty? Tell us in the comments, and

Third collection! Bite-size harmonies of poetry and visual art; expressions of life, truth, and wisdom; snippets to breathe inspiration, wonder, and beauty into your being. 1 of 8   If you’ve enjoyed these, enjoy the next Snippets of Beauty collection – or revisit the last! Is there a quote you think would make a great Snippet

1 of 8   Second collection! Bite-size harmonies of poetry and visual art; expressions of life, truth, and wisdom; snippets to breathe inspiration, wonder, and beauty into your being. If you’ve enjoyed these, revisit the first Snippets of Beauty collection, and be sure to check out the next collection! Is there a quote you think would

1 of 8   First collection! Bite-size harmonies of poetry and visual art; expressions of life, truth, and wisdom; snippets to breathe inspiration, wonder, and beauty into your being. If you’ve enjoyed these, be sure to check out the next Snippets of Beauty collection! Is there a quote you think would make a great Snippet of

The story. A beautiful, kind, hardworking maiden lives mourning the loss of her parents under the ruthless regime of a horrible adversary full of spite. Luckily, the maiden has a friend that serves as her supernatural helper, complete with magic powers. A wonderful event is taking place in the near future, and the horrible adversary

What is a language? And how does that question pertain to the magical wonder of Tolkein’s Lord of the Rings universe? We’ll get to the hobbits and elves soon enough – let’s start with the basics! We might posit a language to be: a commonly understood set of verbal symbols, written or spoken, that can

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Worth a thousand words. We’ve all read and loved picture books as children. With fond memories do many of us think back to our favorite Dr. Seuss book (Horton Hatches the Egg was mine – yours?), none of which would have been nearly the same experience without Seuss’s trademark whimsical, surreal, and strangely beautiful illustrations.

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From one language to another. Can poems be translated? On the surface, the answer would seem a simple affirmative. If any written piece could be translated, why would poetry be any different? Sure, there may be the occasional conceptual-misalignment issues, like the myth that Eskimo languages have hundreds of words for snow (actually, Eskimo-Aleut languages