Autumn is my favorite season. The cool off of temperature and the warmth of trees and fallen leaves makes me happy. I enjoy the transition of short sleeve to long sleeve, tank top to sweater. The shifting seasons will aways act as inspiration for a writer's work. The idea of leaves falling to the ground … Continue reading Tips For Describing The Season Of Autumn
Eight original haikus inspired by cooling weather and the vigor of autumn. Rubied polygons Autumn's dust sprinkles downward Crinkled by footprints. The compass spinned North Pinecone bunches crowded feet Juniper island. A cinnamon scarf Hugs her neck cozily and Will let go in bloom. You stitched as time ticked Woolen web of space and time … Continue reading 8 Original Haikus
Fields sprinkled inGood morning residue,Sprout tips dipped inMidnight's dainty drops. Calves and cowsMake their rounds,By the fenceShared with weeds. Their coatsPure whiteLike kitchen cream. Shielded sunClouds distort,Golden hillTeal land sweepsBeneath. A creek tricklesIn meager chains ofSterling. The center treeBegins to bareLeaves abandoningThe bended branches. Grass blades pressBeneath the heavy printsOf polk-a-dottedBeasts. Summer rollsLike the fog,Autumn … Continue reading A September Poem: Cows
Last weekend, I attended an arts and crafts festival. Over 100 vendors visited, displaying their creations for people to admire and purchase. The artists, crafters, and builders each had their own style. Some of the artists performed demonstrations of how their pieces are made. Here are the best vendors I discovered at the arts and … Continue reading A Visit To An Arts & Crafts Show
The first line of a poem or story is important. It is the hook, essentially. The first line greets the reader, something like a warm invitation. It sparks questions from the reader's mind, amusement, and wonder of what will continue. The first line, much like the title, is a hint and opportunity to keep your … Continue reading 50+ First Lines To Begin Your Story
William Shakespeare, Oscar Wilde, Jane Austen, Charles Dickens, and Mary Shelley. These are just some of many classical writers who wrote some of the best and most iconic pieces of literature. Or is that what we are instructed to believe? To this day, they are celebrated, read for pleasure, and the source of classroom curriculum. … Continue reading Do English Students Have An Obligation To Enjoy All Classic Literature?