A Poetry Post

Afternoon on a Hill by Edna St. Vincent Millay, 1892 – 1950   I will be the gladdest thing Under the sun! I will touch a hundred flowers And not pick one. I will look at cliffs and clouds With quiet eyes, Watch the wind bow down the grass, And the grass rise. And when lights begin to show […]

Poetry Problems

To be so close and yet so far away… Love in a Life by Robert Browning   Room after room, I hunt the house through We inhabit together. Heart, fear nothing, for, heart, thou shalt find her, Next time, herself!—not the trouble behind her Left in the curtain, the couch’s perfume! As she brushed it, […]

Why I Love Edith Wharton’s Writing

I discovered Edith Wharton in one of my high school English classes when we were assigned The House of Mirth  as summer reading. Out of the books we had been assigned, it had the most impact on me by far. I remember rereading many of the paragraphs because I liked them so much. Her poetic style enthralls […]

There’s nothing quite like it…

There’s nothing quite like it. That feeling. That moment when you just know; it’s coming. You’ve been awakened and all of the sudden you’re overwhelmed with anticipation and excitement. You know what I’m talking about. Perhaps you’ve felt it too. That stirring inside. The flutter of your heart when such perfection comes your way without […]