On this day in History: The Song of Hiawatha is published
On November 10th, 1855, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow published his epic poem The Song of Hiawatha. The fictional tale of the Ojibwe hero Hiawatha would have an immense influence on American culture and perceptions of Native Americans.
Top 5 Ode Poems
Ode poem examples are a type of poem that praises or celebrates something. An iconic example is John Keats’ “Ode on a Grecian Urn.”. Odes are lyrical and can vary in stanzas and tone, depending on the author. They are a form of poetry that expresses appreciation, dedication, or reflection on a subject.
Crimson Promises: A Tale Hidden In Words ( A Romantic Poem Based on Real Life ) By Christen Kuikoua
In the realm of poetry, where emotions surge and words flow, a captivating narrative unfolds within the verses of a heartfelt composition known as "Crimson Promises." This poignant tale is the creation of a talented young poet, Christen Kuikoua, who skillfully navigates the treacherous waters of love, friendship, and unspoken desires, with the captivating figure of Desiree at its core.
Exploring the meaning of the poem Divinely Crafted: Embracing God's Love And Purpose By Christen Kuikoua
Divinely Crafted: Embracing God's Love and Purpose. A child of God, created by His hand. Chosen and cherished in Heaven's embrace. The worth I hold, a treasure so divine.
Beautiful painting but this audio makes me sob. #painting #fineart #poem
Flyover States: A Poem
I took a few different writing workshops in college, and the culmination of each workshop was assembling a short chapbook of poems. Each time I did this, I saw new patterns emerge, from poetry that examined my eating disorder, explored ideas of family, or investigated romantic relationships. Each short collection tells a story, and in a deeper way, gives me a bit of a looking glass into my mental and emotional state at a given point in time. I self-published a book of poetry in 2020, and ever since, I've been slowly but surely collecting a new set of poems that will be ready for the world whenever they're good and ready. You can't rush things like this.
Patience A Virtue To Uphold (Poem) By Christen Kuikoua
Patience (or forbearance) is the ability to endure difficult circumstances. Patience may involve perseverance in the face of delay; tolerance of provocation without responding in disrespect/anger; or forbearance when under strain, especially when faced with longer-term difficulties, or being able to wait for a long amount of time without getting irritated or bored.
Life/Cars - Two Poems
Life is a journey filled with adventures, ups and downs, and a mixed bag of emotions. Everyone’s life is unique and beautiful in its own way. Everyone has their own story to tell, their own battles to fight, and their own dreams to fulfill. Life is not a bed of roses, but it is not a bed of thorns either. It is a beautiful combination of joy and pain, success and failure, love and heartbreak.
Love/Beautiful Skies - Two Poems
A flame that dances in the night. That drives us on and makes us thrive. Filling us up and making us whole. An emotion we cannot deny. A breeze that blows and cools us in. And ignites the spark that sets our hearts apart.
Celebrating World Poetry Day with a Poem about Poets
World Poetry Day is celebrated on 21 March 2023. It’s not just Poe’s Raven and T.S. Elliot’s The Waste Land, “April is the cruelest month…” you should know. There’s also Maya Angelou and Amanda Gorman too.
Mom, You Are My One And Only By Christen kuikoua ( Dedicated To His Mother)
But to me there's meaning seldom heard. My mother's love showed me the way. And I Thank heaven for the grace of having such a mother. For enriching my life in so many ways.
A Haiku About Coffee
A haiku is a traditional form of Japanese poetry that consists of three lines. The first and third lines have five syllables, while the second line has seven syllables. A haiku is meant to capture a moment in time and evoke emotions through the use of imagery and sensory details.
Reading of environmental poetry to be hosted by San Francisco Public Library on February 5
San Francisco Poet Laureate Devorah Major will be among the seven writers reading environmental poetry at the San Francisco Public Library at 1:00 p.m. on February 5. Free tickets to the 90-minute event can be obtained via Eventbrite.
A Poem for 2022
Every year, I write a poem in honor of that year. I've only been doing this since 2016, but it's an interesting way to reflect on the past year, and to see my own evolution as a writer and as a person. When I was younger, my writing was tinged with anger and resentment. Now, especially over the past year, my writing has taken on a more subdued and understanding tone, and not necessarily on purpose. Once growth begins to happen, it's difficult to stop, and with growth comes the understanding that most people are not evil, that holding onto grudges and resentment only deteriorates the person holding it, and that anger is the least powerful of all emotions. While anger can be motivating, it is not a motivation that lasts. There is much more nuance in empathy than there is in anger, and it's much more fun to explore. I've also learned that anger is almost always a front for some other, deeper, more vulnerable emotion or pain.
Poem| Slavery Continues
I think slavery was never finished it just changed its name. My poem depicts this bitter reality. Slavery Continues.Photo byPhoto by Tasha Jolley on UnsplashonUnsplash. I don’t remember heaven.
"This is all terrible," I thought to myself. I was scrolling through a 94-page word document full of poems I've written since I published my last poetry book (called, I Like It Cuz It's Pink). I both loved and hated my last book of poems. Loved, because I worked and re-worked and edited and re-edited them to the best of my ability. Hated, because I rarely like anything I write, and my book was, in hindsight, not that good. But art is rarely good, and instead of ruminating on what I wrote and hated, I stubbornly keep writing, which is great, expect sometimes I hate everything new that I've written as well. "They read like songs without music," I told Mike one day. Not necessarily a bad thing, but have you ever just read song lyrics without knowing the song? Most read as slightly incoherent at best.
Giving Back (poem)
Although times are hard, we must continue to never slack. To be free from selfishness, we must always look to keep giving back. Give back to not become like elitists with pinkies up filled with snobbery.
Why I Don't Create Niche Content
All of the people who blog about blogging insist that the only real way to write a blog, or to make money from blogging, is to be an expert in your field. You must become an expert in your niche, they say. You must write catchy headlines and numbered lists with boldened headers. You must utilize bullet points. You must not be too cryptic or too intelligent. You must optimize click-ability. You must try to sell something, either a product or a service. Some good things to sell are digital products like courses or e-books. You could also try affiliate marketing or drop-shipping or a pyramid scheme, if all else fails.
Halloween 2022 poem
This is the time of the year where children yell out, "Trick or Treat." Don't sing the rest of the song because I do want to smell your feet. It won't matter if you're wearing a nice costume to boot.