As I stated in my previous Sharing Saturday I will discuss the cover of a novella from Kerri Maniscalco’s Stalking Jack the Ripper series. It is amazing and I cannot wait to get my hands on it! The set publish date is July 15th which is sixteen days from now. The world through Thomas’ eyes should be fascinating and these sixteen days will seem endless. Ahhhh. I am so excited! I hope you have a wonderful Saturday even if the torture of waiting for this book seems overwhelming.
Saturday is upon us once more and today I have decided to share with you a gorgeous photo I took a month or two back. The profile photo for my Instagram page, writeyourdestinyw is actually this image. I hope you enjoy and have a wonderful weekend!
Sharing Saturday is upon us once again and I figured I would share an picture with you. I took this picture about a month ago and it is one of my favorite snow pictures. It is below. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend.
I have been so busy in the past few months that I have simply have not had time to post Sharing Saturdays. So, I am going to start with the next Sharing Saturday after the last one even if more than a few weeks have passed. And since it is a new year I have decided to share with you a slideshow of some posts from last year.
Fall is finally here! I can’t believe summer has come to a close. My summer flew by in a wonderful whirl of books and time spent interacting with my amazing followers. Fall is a simply gorgeous time of year with the color changes and I am excited for Winter to follow close on the heels of fall. Today, I will be sharing with you the introduction of an essay I wrote regarding the poem “Ars Poetica” by Archibald MacLeish. It is below. Enjoy!
Poetry is simply a gorgeous creation of words marching in inky blackness against the startling white of a page. And yet the emotion and imagery evoked by twenty-six symbols is stunningly unforgettable. This may in part be due to the idea recognized in Archibald MacLeish’s “Ars Poetica” which states that poetry simply is, not overflowing with a set meaning. “Ars Poetica” focuses on the manner in which any form of art should be personally interpreted instead of set in strict connotations. Through the use of metaphorical couplets, almost constant rhyme, and iambic pentameter, the poem balances free verse and classical poetry. Along with that, the author forms twists by switching the rhyme scheme and not completely sticking to a single meter creating a paradoxical piece. For me personally, the resonance of “Ars Poetica” brings back memories of childhood reading endless poems, stories, and books. In the end, poetry is meant to be, to convey emotion and the everyday struggles and joys of life; it is not filled with meaning and “Ars Poetica” imparts this idea with poignant ease.