A Feeling

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This poem was written in February 2011 and is one of the only poems I’ve written in (roughly) free verse.

It’s a feeling
inside me;
Intuition –
You can’t see.

But I feel it;
It controls me –
This feeling
In me.

It’s abstract;
It’s in the air;
It’s the unseen –
But it’s there!

It’s an instinct –
Intangible;
I can’t believe it;
It’s incredible.

How do I tell you?
What can I say?
It’s hard to divine
Why I feel this way.

But it’s floating, floating;
I feel it near;
My heart tells me
It’s here! It’s here!

Just a feeling;
Just abstract;
Just intangible;
Just an instinct;
Just my intuition;
It’s crazy, I know.
But it’s true.

I feel it;
It’s near.
I feel it;
It’s here!

It’s just a feeling I feel,
But it’s real.

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Books and Candy

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Another food/book tag, this time from Musings From Neville’s Navel.

1. Apples
Ah, healthy food. It is deep, meaningful, and probably won a lot of awards but, um, it isn’t really your thing.

The Bell Jar, by Sylvia Plath is a definitely a well written book but, as well as being depressing, I couldn’t relate to it and it didn’t touch me in any lasting way.

2. Milk Chocolate
This is a book that you’d recommend to absolutely EVERYONE.

I wouldn’t usually recommend a book to EVERYONE. Everyone is so different! But if I had to choose, I’d go with The Book Thief because it’s one of my favorite books that isn’t a thousand pages long. If you like books more action packed, try The Scarlet Pimpernel.

3. Black Jellybeans
Why do these exist?

Oh, gosh. I don’t want to be mean. But honestly, Danielle Steel’s 44 Charles Street read like a first or second draft. It needs some major revision.

4. Chocolate Kisses
Aw, this novel had the best romance.

The Scarlet Pimpernel. Percy and Marguerite’s relationship is beautiful, the way they learned to understand each other and fell in love a second time.

5. Gummy spiders
Eek! You made sure to check under your bed every night for a week after reading this scary one.

And Then There Were None is rather unsettling. It’s not so scary like the description above, though. Now, Sherlock Holmes’ mystery The Adventure of the Speckled Band did give me a couple nervous nights after reading it, as did The Valley of Fear. I was about twelve, then.

6. Jumbo Lollipop
This took you forever to get through but hey! You did it!

Victor Hugo’s Les Miserables is 1000+ pages with small print and it includes, infamously, a chapter all about the sewers of Paris. But I read it and it was totally worth it.

7. Cotton candy
Admit it: You loved this when you were younger. (You probably still do) Think: children’s or MG fiction.

I loved Black Beauty, both when I read it at eight years old and when I retread it at thirteen. I’ve always loved horses.

 

What are your gummy spiders? Feel free to do this tag on your own blog!

The Chocolate Book Tag

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I was searching for fun tags and found one here. Chocolate? Books? Yes, please!

1) Dark chocolate: a book that covers a dark topic

Animal Farm is dystopian and painfully hopeless. A lot of us have studied this in school but if you haven’t read it, it’s about how a dictatorship slowly and surely gains absolute power.

2. White chocolate: your favourite lighthearted/humorous read

I like to read the Percy Jackson books. While they might not always be called “lighthearted”, as Middle grade, they’re significantly less dark compared to many other fantasy novels, and they’re definitely humorous! The modern culture references are fun to find.

3. Milk chocolate: a book with a lot of hype that you’re dying to read

I’d like to read The Mortal Instruments series and something by Rainbow Rowell. But all in all, I’m not dying too much for any book right now.

4. Chocolate with a caramel centre: a book that makes you feel all gooey in the middle while you read it

Maybe, A Little Princess, by France’s Hodgson Burnett. It’s a sweet story.

5. Wafer free kit kat: a book that has surprised you lately

Murder on the Orient Express, by Agatha Christie. I should have expected a clever solution to the mystery and I did. Still, I couldn’t help feeling mind blown at the end.

6) Snickers: a book you are going nuts about

I love The Book Thief. I read and then reread it last year and maybe I’ll read it again this year. Seriously, I could read it over and over.

7. Hot chocolate with cream and marshmallows: a book that you would turn to for a comfort read

Pride and Prejudice. It’s great for laughs, romantic, all around quite happy, and never boring. I look to this book for an example of good pacing.

 

That gooey question was hard. I should read more gooey-fying books! Any recommendations?

My Outlandish Dream

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I wrote this poem a couple years ago but it remains “close to my heart (or some similar, less sentimental expression).

(P. S. Today is Aragorn’s birthday! 🙂 Ahem.)

I wish that I was in a fairytale
And lived out adventures rare.
Whenever I read those fairytales
I wish that I were there!

A life laden with adventures –
That’s what my heart craves;
Living in wildernesses,
Creeping through dungeons and caves,

Climbing up mountains and towers,
Stealing through dragons’ lairs,
Wading through marshes and rivers,
Running up endless stairs,

Fleeing from all sorts of danger,
Bravely battling foes,
Trudging through forests and jungles,
Crawling through tunnels and holes.

I know that these things sound outlandish –
A dreary life so – who would choose?
A stable life safe in a home
Is such a misfortune to lose.

Then why does my heart so cry out?
And these things I still want to be?
Is it merely a wild, childish dream?
Will my wishes hold true to me?