Welcome to my contribution to my Weekly #Poetry Challenge, where you can write your own Haiku, Tanka, or Haibun using the prompt words of "mirror and harbor." I have decided to write my poetry using the prompt words from my weekly challenge about the Harlem Renaissance since I am a judge in Yecheilyah's First Poetry Contest. It's … Continue reading “Hope,” A #Haibun
Welcome to my Author Spotlight – Guest Posts I have started a new feature on my blog, called Author Spotlight – Guest Posts. As you can see from the image above, I am looking for themed posts about fairies, myths, and magic. If you are an interested author and would like to be featured on … Continue reading Author Spotlight – Robbie Cheadle: “The Story of the Tokoloshe.”
Starting tomorrow, Thursday, 29th June and through to Monday, 3rd July, Miedo 2: A Reckoning With Fear will be free at Amazon. I've read the first book and it was a chilling account of a child growing up surrounded by fear. I'm excited to read Miedo's journey! ❤
I love British Literature and Poetry. Imagine my surprise when Dave, from the Shadow of the Glen, pointed me in the direction of this post. It’s a great read. ❤
If you are interested in Irish mythology and you haven’t read the early poetry of W.B. Yeats, you really should. Through his early volumes of poetry such as The Rose and The Wind Among The Reeds he re-invented Irish mythology, making it more accessible to anyone who could read.
There is an animism to his early poetry – he brings the natural landscape to life better than any other ‘Celtic Twilight’ poet. There is also danger. His Sidhe or Danann are amoral creatures and there is the suggestion that if you hang out with them too much you run the risk of going insane.
And there is the sheer escapism of his poetry at this stage. Or maybe escapism is the wrong word. Transcendentalism might be more accurate. The early Yeats sees art as separate from reality. It exists in its own transcendent realm and this is reflected strongly in…
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HAPPY INTERNATIONAL FAIRY DAY! It's here! My favorite day of the year. Yes, International Fairy Day is all about celebrating everything that has to do with fairies! Click HERE for ideas on how to celebrate this day with your family. The ancients believed the best time to see the fae were during the Midsummer celebrations … Continue reading How to Create Fairy Connections on International Fairy Day
Hang onto your hats! Linda Hill has a new book set to release on June 27, 2017, and it sounds excellent. It's a paranormal romance called, The Magician's Curse. When Herman Anderson leaves home to make a better life for herself, she doesn’t expect to meet a tall, dark stranger with whom she’ll fall hopelessly … Continue reading New Book Release: “The Magician’s Curse,” by Linda G. Hill
Today is the first day of summer! Last Christmas, my husband and I made the decision to no longer celebrate Christmas – at least not in the commercialized way the holiday has morphed into. Instead, we now celebrate the Winter Solstice. The exciting part of making this decision is that we now get two holidays! … Continue reading Happy Summer Solstice!
Happy Summer Solstice! Did you know starting today, June 21st through Saturday, June 24th are the BEST days to see fairies? Check out the discussion below. ❤ Some people believe that the Fae are most active around the time of Beltane. What are these otherworldly creatures, and where do they come from? Source: Legends of … Continue reading Legends of the Fae at Beltane
One of the most satisfying things about reviewing books is that you meet some interesting authors. Jack falls into that category. I asked him to stop by my blog to tell us a bit about his life and the inspiration for his book, Inside Out. I reviewed this book a while back. Click HERE to … Continue reading Meet Jack Kearney, Author of “Inside Out.”
Welcome to my contribution to my Weekly #Poetry Challenge, where you can write your own Haiku, Tanka, or Haibun using the prompt words of fairy & magic, in honor of International Fairy Day, June 24th. Remember, the best poetry has layers of meaning. Image credit: Quotes About Poetry – Mark Nepo: Pinterest "The Rebirth" I waited. The break … Continue reading The Rebirth – A #Haibun