In A Dream

I memorized and recited my first poem today! I just found this poem by Anna Akhmatova and thought immediately, ‘How beautiful in such few words. I should memorize it.’ She was born in 1889, seems to be my time period.*In A Dream by Anna Ahkmatova Recited 

Ghazal Poetry: A Form That Lingers

It is National Poetry Month and so this may be a time to read poems that appeal to you.You might have read about the form of poetry called the ghazal on this blog, specifically by the poet Mir. One technique that ghazals commonly share is the repetition of a word or image. These repetitions make…… Continue reading Ghazal Poetry: A Form That Lingers

New Poet: Mimi Khalvati, A Poem Whose Sound Informs Its Meaning

I set the paintbrushes down, letting the new paint on the canvas settle, so thrilling to paint again after eight years of not… and then to let the language of colors and shape make way into the language of poetry. I discovered this new poet and I’ve read a poem I’ve enjoyed of hers aloud.…… Continue reading New Poet: Mimi Khalvati, A Poem Whose Sound Informs Its Meaning

Reading Edna and Lines I’ve Remembered

Reading a poem by Edna. I feel like I could’ve been born in the late 1800s and shared poetry in the 1920s with people like her. Keeping that essence alive as I continue writing in 2021, a hundred years later.Reading A Poem By EdnaAn interesting thought I had, which lines of poetry have I remembered?…… Continue reading Reading Edna and Lines I’ve Remembered

Rumi And Shams: Living Room Reading

I planned to read poetry not until tomorrow, but Peeko was hanging out in the living room with me when I got back home and I thought he might like to hear some at this time. Some poems he’d looked annoyed and walked away mid-read or had knocked the book off the counter onto the…… Continue reading Rumi And Shams: Living Room Reading

Of Course, Rumi

I was sitting and thought, Yes, I remember you, Rumi, of course. It has been some time. I will read this poem of yours.Here, listen too if you’d like:Who Is At My Door? By Rumi

A Poem by Amy Lowell To Hear Whenever You Choose

Maybe you see that I gave Blush of Dawn a new look!With the new Blush of Dawn features of posts work now, like showing a YouTube video inside the post when mobile not just in web version, but I will also include the link.*This morning’s firelit yoga came first.Always accidental outtakes :)This is such a relaxing way…… Continue reading A Poem by Amy Lowell To Hear Whenever You Choose

Poetry Reading of a Favorite Poet, "Modern Declaration"

I have read the poem, “Modern Declaration” by Edna St. Vincent Millay today. I was happy to learn some months ago that she was born a few days after me (well, a century before in 1892) and so is a Pisces too, and had lived in New York and New England like me, order of…… Continue reading Poetry Reading of a Favorite Poet, "Modern Declaration"

Poetry Reading in the Dark and Starlight

I’ve recorded a newfound poem by an author I’ve read many times before.  The moon hasn’t been found these nights, but I’ve still enjoyed the darkness and stars just the same.  “The Astronomer” by Kahlil Gibran Well, I intended stars, but I don’t see them in the video. You may find it fitting.

Candlelight and Snowfall, A Newfound, Well-Respected Poet

Two things I am good at that you may (or may not) know:*Eating enough cookies to feel satisfied, yet not too many to feel sick.*Opening a window just the right amount and also sitting at the most comfortable distance from it, not too far or near.Something that can cause me trouble:*Finding where I placed my…… Continue reading Candlelight and Snowfall, A Newfound, Well-Respected Poet