Your daughter is ugly. She knows loss intimately, carries whole cities in her belly. As a child, relatives wouldn’t hold her. She was splintered wood and sea water. They said she reminded them of the war. On her fifteenth birthday you taught her how to tie her hair like rope and smoke it over burning … More Poem of the Week: UGLY by Warsan Shire
Week Four: Social/Political April 25th: Write a poem about war. Today’s prompt is to write a poem about war. When thinking of “war,” don’t only think of wars against countries. What are other types of wars we go through? What are some wars you go through? Here’s a poem from Warsan Shire: from War Poem 1. … More 30FOR30 Poetry Challenge: April 25
I couldn’t go all day without sharing something with you guys on this religious day. (I don’t care what you say, poetry is a religion and today is something we will celebrate. *shrugs*) Here are some beautiful pieces by some beautiful poets. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! You get it, right? They’re are beautiful! Thallium by … More Happy World Poetry Day!