The Connection Between Humans & Bonsai Trees

Today I turn 22 years old. When I was young, I never thought I'd turn 20. As a child, you imagine yourself to remain steady forever, never transitioning into a teenager, let alone an adult. Obviously, this is not the case. I like my birthday a lot, in fact, I love it. I look forward … Continue reading The Connection Between Humans & Bonsai Trees

A December Poem: Snowflakes

The skyReflected ice skate lakes,Teal and shiny like steel. The celestial vaultWas folded like a blanketAnd placed inside the freezer,Beside the vanillaBehind the December lacedIce cube trays. The atmosphereChurned and stirredLike cookie batter.Flour sprinklingCountertop cornersAs white sliversCoated knit. The cerulean sphereWhispered and howledIn snowflakes,Magnetized to mittensAnd configuring pathwaysTo the mazes ofSnowscapes. The periwinkle havenSpun and … Continue reading A December Poem: Snowflakes

A November Poem: Field Notes

The lush of theCanopyMade my eyesFill with glareAs parakeet paletteGlinted back at me,A shineHarsher than the sun. Peaked and ducked,Long rays from skyTo footprint pathwaysWeaved in the breezeBuried, then revealedLike the letter WIn the branches. Thick trunksCrackled in chipped barkDripped in sodden sap,As burly rootsGrappled at feetManeuvered around leavesAnd across moss beds,Careful not to disturb … Continue reading A November Poem: Field Notes

A Day At Pennsylvania’s Longwood Gardens

This past weekend, I spent Saturday at Pennsylvania's Longwood Gardens. Located in Kennet Square Pennsylvania, Longwood Gardens offers several acres of blooms of all type. Sections of the park possess their own theme and as the seasons come and go, special exhibits are open to all. Until November 17th, the theme is Blooms & Bamboo. … Continue reading A Day At Pennsylvania’s Longwood Gardens

An October Poem: In The Trees

In the treesWith the subtle breeze,Maple and sycamoreWaterfall. In the treesWith the mild breeze,Gray and cream scarvesFlutter like silken snow owls. In the treesWith the shivered breeze,Chestnut squirrelsPluck their tails. In the treesWith the billowed breeze,Orange harmoniesAnd yellow melodiesChime as the sun driftsIn thenOut. In the treesWith the blizzard breeze,The lapis skyLapped at EastAnd folded … Continue reading An October Poem: In The Trees

No Matter The Weather: Integrating Nature’s Forces Into Your Story

Using the weather, its elements, and conditions isn't something new. Our beloved writers from the beginning of time have taken inspiration from cloudy skies, thunderstorms, and blizzards. Remember to get the weather in your damn book - weather is very important."Ernest Hemingway Weather captures the environment and illustrates the mood and tone, relating to the … Continue reading No Matter The Weather: Integrating Nature’s Forces Into Your Story