Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Poem- Nature Inspired?

Poem I wrote a few years ago for my senior creative writing class. We had to listen to several different movie soundtracks and write whatever came to mind. One of the songs was from the "Atonement" soundtrack, and was full of rushing piano parts that felt like you were running across the wet English countryside. This is my poem from it; the picture is what it looks like in my altered book.

The day breaks
calm, mysterious
as a sliver of gray creeps in unnoticed.
Leaves part from cautious hands,
the dewy morning staining the intrepid wanderer
Nature takes flight
as the gray commands the sky
Footsteps thunder past, the sharp
thud thud thud thud crash
as foot meets root and you sprawl,
lay on the unforgiving wooded floor
now mocking, dark and cold,
your attempts to be king.
You are small at the mercy
of the sky

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Book Club

One of the things I’ve been thinking of setting up for a while is a virtual book club. Or maybe, if no one is reading this, a book club of just me, lecturing to the empty internet my views on a novel. But I digress. I’ve been organizing my books over the past few weeks, and noticing that I have a lot of classics, or what have been defined as classics by people such as my 9th grade English teacher and that guy in Barnes and Noble making displays. I have a confession to make- I haven’t read a lot of the classics on my shelves. I pick them up here and there, from Goodwill and garage sales for $0.99 apiece, and then they languish on the bookshelf. It’s so snobbish of me to admit, but I like how they look. It makes me appear well read or something, not that I haven’t read many, many books. I’ve worked in a library for over 3 years- its hard not to.

So, for my “book club”, I’ll pick a classic every week, read it, and then talk about it. Bi-weekly might be the reality. I know that I can read a book in a couple of hours, but I’m a procrastinator. I’ll post the book for this week later tonight- I’m at work and as such, cannot see my actual bookcase.

Where do we go from here?

Well…I’m back. Apparently I haven’t blogged since (pause for a moment to scroll down) late October. Not that anyone has missed me, I’m sure. I haven’t missed me all that much. I’ve been crazy busy with school, and then the holidays, and then moving, and then school starting up again. Lately I’ve felt a general lack of interest in almost everything, and realized that this blog isn’t working for me. Not only am I a perfectionist, and so rarely finish craft projects on time to my satisfaction, but I am so not Susie Homemaker.

Have you noticed the craft blogs that are out there? Not to take anything away from stay at home moms (they have a hard job, they would make thousands if they got paid, yada yada yada), but most of the blogs out there are either geared towards them or written by them. Fine. That’s great, if you want to make a hideous stuffed doll for your 5 year old. It’s not for me, at all. I don’t like that the word “craft” often connotes cheaply made things, or ugly rick-rack dresses that your grandma foisted on you at an impressionable age.

So I’m revamping the blog. It’ll have some craft stuff (mostly linked to my etsy page), but it’ll be other things as well. More of what I’m interested in, like literature, film, and especially fashion.

Thanks for stopping by.