Poetry

Q is for Quatrain

By on April 21
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A quatrain poem consists of verses consisting of four lines or an entire poem consisting of four lines. It is not as simple as just any four lines. The lines must have a rhythm and rhyme to them. This rhyme and rhythm and different for different types of quatrains. The most common kinds of quatrain are:

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Poetry

Pinnable Quotes from Poets on Poetry

By on April 19
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If you have spent any time on my Facebook, you know how much I love inspirational quotes. I thought today being P would be perfect for me to make some pinnable pictures using some of the quotes I have collected.  I wanted to make this as inspirational as possible and encourage you to write more poetry or at least read more, so I have gathered up some of my favorites from poets talking about poetry. Enjoy.

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Poetry

O is for “O Captain! My Captain!” of Course.

By on April 18
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O Captain! My Captain!

BY WALT WHITMAN

O Captain! my Captain! our fearful trip is done,
The ship has weather’d every rack, the prize we sought is won,
The port is near, the bells I hear, the people all exulting,
While follow eyes the steady keel, the vessel grim and daring;
But O heart! heart! heart!
O the bleeding drops of red,
Where on the deck my Captain lies,
Fallen cold and dead.

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Poetry

Who is J Poet?

By on April 12
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This is an amazing young poet I came across a while back. I have no idea what has become of him since he made this video several years ago. If you know him or about him let me know in the comments. In the mean time listen to this amazing spoken word video.

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Poetry

A is for April Rain Song: Langston Hughes

By on April 1
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James Mercer Langston Hughes was born in Joplin, Missouri on February 1, 1902. Langston Hughes is referred to as the Poet Laureate of the Harlem Renaissance. He is known for his insightful portrayals of black life in America from the 1920s through the 1960s. Unlike other notable black poets of the time, Langston Hughes refused to differentiate between his personal middle-class experience and the common experience of black America. He wanted to tell the true stories of Black America in ways that reflected the actual culture, including both the struggle and the triumph.

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Life

Fierce Fabulous Females on Instagram

By on March 31
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I love Instagram and I love seeing everyone’s photos from all over the world.  Instagram gives you a glimpse into a person’s life through their eyes. I’m not a big fan of the stylized “perfect pics” I much prefer the ones of everyday life.  I wanted to share a few of my favorites from March. In honor of Women’s History Month, I decided to go with the theme of Fierce Fabulous Females. I hope you enjoy the selection and please take a moment to share the love. Like the photos, follow the accounts that interest you and make sure to follow me on Instagram.

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