Doing a world puzzke makes you feel oddly powerful
Hold fast to dreams,
For if dreams die
Life is a broken-winged bird,
That cannot fly.
Harlem Renaissance heavyweight Langston Hughes’ (born February 1, 1902) work focused on the black experience in America. He was also an originator of Jazz Poetry, a syncopated form that influenced the Beat generation.
For my best poems were all written when I felt the worst. When I was happy, I didn’t write anything.
Langston Hughes from his 1st autobiography “The Big Sea” (via justdoingwhatican)
Except maybe you could write about joy?
But would it be better if longed for it and didn’t get it or if you had with you, sake in your heart?
I loved my friend
He went away from me
There’s nothing more to say
The poem ends,
Soft as it began-
I loved my friend.
Pain dripping down my legs.
Bumps growing from my chest.
Doubled up. Feel the heat.
Mum, I NEED something to eat!
Checking out the guys,
Just when did they turn out so nice?
Look at myself in mirror again-
I look good!
Call me hormonal. Call me weird.
I’m feeling sick and tired
Of the pain of my red
And the sore swellings on my chest.
Now I’m staring at the bathroom floor.
I don’t call it a sickness anymore.
It’s my invite to a worldwide party
Of girls celebrating Puberty.
Gods, gods, everywhere!
Oh. My. Gods by Tera Lynn Childs is about a girl who moves to a Greek island with her mother, only to discover there’s more to her ancestry than she ever guessed.
George O’Connor’s Olympian series of graphic novels has great art and meticulous detail, and he’s working his way through the pantheon.
American Gods by Neil Gaiman is CHOCK FULL of resurrected, long-forgotten in some cases, mythologies.
The Neddiad by Daniel Pinkwater includes a shaman, a turtle figurine, and a quest to save humankind.
Margo Lanagan’s The Brides of Rollrock Island takes as its starting point the Gaelic myth of selkies — and gives it an incredible modern update.
Kevin Hearne’s Iron Druid series also plays fun games with Celtic mythology and magic in the modern world.
I love this world of beauty and art and creativity.
Of crazy dizzy flights of imagination.
Of ebullience and perfection and talent.
It’s not a hobby.
Can’t it be my life?