sept '17

this is a poem that I wrote

Hello all! So I can’t remember if I’ve already mentioned that I’m taking a creative writing class, but I’ll say it again just in case. I’m taking a creative writing class. With that being said, I have this poem that I wrote and made my friends listen to at least 15 times, and I thought it would be interesting to get some feedback on this blog. So read it and let me know what your thoughts are on its meaning, context, structure, and whatever.

Forewarning: I’m not a poet in any way shape or form, nor have I done any intensive studying on the topic. This is simply an assignment for my class and an experiment on my blog. Also, it’s written in free verse I think— again, not a poet.

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a scent that lingers

a familiar invitation for

a grip

a gulp

a swallow until the well is dry and once more

a craving.

a hollow heart rejects the venom

a protest prepared, but still

a tongue cannot resist

a sip from

a chalice presented by the convincing fiend in

a green bib.

a deal is made

a steep payment for the addiction and

a misspelled name—

a grande iced white mocha for Rachael

So that’s my poem.

Thanks for reading,

Rachel

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sept '17

people to follow on the gram

Today I wanted to give a big shoutout to some rockin’ peeps that I’ve been following on instagram for a bit. Some are good friends of mine, and some are pure inspiration for me. I wanted to show off their pages but also leave you to your own opinion making processes. With that being said, I compiled three adjectives per handle so that you get the idea of each grid. So take a gander, give ’em a follow, and who knows? maybe they’re #teamfollowback

@chlojone – monochrome, edgy, bold

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@fhlurs – effortless, Parisian, dreamy

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@maceycharboneau – eclectic, hyper-creative, energetic

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@m.dun – ultimate cool girl

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@hannahmorgan – minimalistic, real, fresh

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@annaecottrell – fluid, imaginative, catalog

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These ladies are my definition of creative self-expression via art and technology, and I’m their biggest fan girl.

Who is your biggest creative inspiration?

Thanks for reading,

RR

 

 

 

 

 

 

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sept '17

2017

We’re a little passed half way done with this year, and it’s crazy because I feel like the fun is just starting. After browsing over old photos, blog posts, text messages, etc. (and by “old” I mean from this past January), I’m for certain that I’m starting to get the hang of 2017.

I know we’ve still got time before the year ends… like a lot of time, but I just wanted to give a quick shoutout to all that this year has been so far.

I found the best people to share my laughs and memories with.

I lived in New York for six weeks.

I witnessed The 1975 in concert.

I watched an unreal amount of New Girl, and I have 0 regrets.

I read countless books in Madison Square Park.

Of those books, I read the unforgettable work of so many authors who have changed my perspective on the world, telling stories, and people.

I mastered the subway system— or at least the 6 and the R/W trains.

I got really into my blog for a hot minute (trying to get back on track I swear).

I started my second year of college. I also finished my first year of college. lol.

I changed my class schedule five times on the first day of school, and then another three during syllabus week just for good measure.

I listened to some freaking awesome bands. wow.

I enrolled in a creative writing class, and I’m challenging myself literally every day to take my writing more seriously.

I finally stopped looking to fall in love with someone.

Instead, I fell in love with the life I’m living. It’s been pretty great thus far.

This list of accomplishments probably seems really narcissistic, and if we’re being honest it is really narcissistic. The main point is that I feel like this year has flown by, and before I lose the chance to appreciate what the first half of 2017 offered me, I want to address it now.

Without being too cliche–although I’m sure I’ve already crossed that line at this point– I want to say how excited I am to finish the latter half of 2017. I hope it’s full of just as much fun and just as much adventure. I’ll keep you updated.

As always, thanks for reading,

RR

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