Tag Archives: Poetry

Book Review: The Portable Dorothy Parker

The Portable Dorothy Parker by Dorothy Parker My rating: 4 of 5 stars A collection of poems, short stories, essays, articles, reviews and more, The Portable Dorothy Parker is both fun and fascinating. Dorothy Parker, famous (or is it infamous) … Continue reading

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Book Review: Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair by Pablo Neruda

Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair by Pablo Neruda My rating: 5 of 5 stars Lush, sensual, and passionate, Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair is a simply gorgeous collection of poems by Chilean poet, Pablo … Continue reading

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Look What I Made: Promises to Keep Note Cards

I recently made this pendant, inspired by Robert Frost’s poem “Stopping by the Woods on a Snowy Evening,” one of my favorite poems from one of my favorite poets. My favorite part of the poem is the ending, which reads: … Continue reading

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Look What I Made: Prufrock Coffee Spoon Pendants

UPDATE: The Prufrock Coffee Spoon Pendants are now available on Ciarrai Studios I don’t know if I have mentioned this but I really, really love The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock. (Just kidding. I know I have been obsessed … Continue reading

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Book Review: Savage Beauty – the Life of Edna St. Vincent Millay by Nancy Milford

Savage Beauty: The Life of Edna St. Vincent Millay by Nancy Milford My rating: 3 of 5 stars I was introduced to the poetry of Edna St. Vincent Millay this past semester when I took an Intro to Poetry class. … Continue reading

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Snippets

It has occurred to me that Celtic Knits has been rather heavy on the book reviews and poetry lately. And so, to help address this imbalance, I thought I would write about some (mostly) non-literary things. So here we go: … Continue reading

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Book Review Questions About Angels by Billy Collins

Questions About Angels by Billy Collins My rating: 4 of 5 stars Continuing my current obsession with Billy Collins, I picked up yet another collection of his poems: Questions about Angels. Some of the poems (like: “First Reader,” “The Death … Continue reading

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Moments of Poetry

Billy Collins once wrote that the trouble with poetry is that it encourages the writing of more poetry. I think he may be right because today I was inspired to write not one, but two poems.  I hope you like … Continue reading

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Father’s Day Poems

In honor of Father’s Day, I give you some of my favorite poems about Fatherhood. I also highly recommend: “Those Winter Sundays” by Robert Hayden, “My Papa’s Waltz” by Theodore Roethke and “The Gift” by Li-Young Lee.

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John Fowles Quote – We all write poems…

We all write poems; it is simply that the poets are the ones who write in words. ~ John Fowles

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