Lady DT
25 February 2016 @ 04:46 am
I don't know exactly what made me order Warsan Shire's chapbook, but reading it definitely had an impact on me. I found myself thinking about her poems tonight and I was look up the quotes on goodreads when I came across Questions for the Woman I Was Last Night. God if this poem is not me. It definitely describes me and my relationships to a T and that's why I love it so. I hope you guys like it too!
 
 
 
 
Lady DT
24 December 2015 @ 06:52 pm



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Hi yall! I haven't done since April according to my last post. I haven't been reading as much poetry and most of you know this year has been hectic for me, but I would like to pick this back up. I was just flipping through the collected poems by Audre Lorde and I came across the poem But What Can You Teach My Daughter. I had originally been seeking Hanging Fire, but it didn't really have that umph. When I really like a poem I have a visceral reaction to it. I looked on the next page and started to read this one and I had that: OHHH. I make that sound whenever I read a poem that really has that umph at least for me haha. So here it is.

http://jelyon.com/national-african-american-history-month-day-21-but-what-can-you-teach-my-daughter-by-audre-lorde/
 
 
 
 
Lady DT
21 April 2015 @ 01:59 pm



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It's been awhile since I've posted for this, but since I'm currently writing a poetry analysis I thought I'd post. I actually found this poem by searching for background information for Gwendolyn Brook's 'the mother' poem. This one is called 'The Slave Mother' and it's by Frances E.W. Harper.

http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem/182614
 
 
 
 
Lady DT
11 February 2015 @ 02:49 pm
The poem I want to share today is beautiful by Michelle Tea. I first became aware of Michelle Tea by trolling the wiki. I think I was looking at the queercore article and it led to her page. After this, I bought one of her books. It was an experience. It was slightly different but nice. I really like her writing. This poem was the second of her poems in the spoken word anthology. It's about America. I think it speaks to the experience many have us have of not being accepted because of things we can't control and the way our country views us. So without further ado.

http://fypoetry.tumblr.com/post/57349919343/michelle-tea-the-beautiful
 
 
 
 
Lady DT
10 February 2015 @ 09:19 pm
I recently bought a spoken word anthology edited by and featuring women. The poem that I'm posting is the first one and I really liked it! I like the way it flows and it's just gorgeous. I hope you guys enjoy.

 
 
 
 
Lady DT
20 September 2014 @ 07:11 am
Today's second poem is from Maya Angelou. This one is Woman Work. I initially clicked on it because of the title. It reminds me of the song This Woman's Work by Kate Bush. But what made me post it here is the end. Woman's work seems to be thankless. People take it for a given even me. I think it deserves more appreciation because if no one did it then we'd all be fucked.
 
 
 
 
Lady DT
20 September 2014 @ 07:05 am
I will put up the graphic but I wanted to link to this. I have a few more to post for this challenge.

Today I start with another Plath poem. To say that she has had an influence on me is an understatement. After I read Metaphors and looked at the composition behind it it inspired me to try counting syllables. It lead directly to my poem Birthday Cake/Sweet Sixteen which I consider to be one of my best. I really enjoy this poem and I hope you guys will too.
 
 
 
 
Lady DT
17 September 2014 @ 06:34 pm



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So I've been looking at erotica these past few days. One of the names that keeps coming up is Anais Nin. I had heard of before but for her diaries. I've only found this poem by her but I feel like it speaks to me and my sexuality.

Risk
 
 
 
 
Lady DT
17 September 2014 @ 06:23 pm



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I'm posting some poems today and this is a disclaimer: These poems are erotic They might not be explicit but they are definitely erotic. If you do not like these then please feel free to ignore these posts.

The first I want to post is by Lucille Clifton. I've posted a few of her poems before. I feel like Lucille speaks to me. I guess I would call her a poetic foremother. I feel like her poems are good for the soul. This particular poem speaks to me a midst my totally unadulterated love for my man.

Dark Moses
 
 
 
 
Lady DT
12 September 2014 @ 03:18 pm



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Last night I started to think about Audre Lorde's poems. A line had stuck with me. "I am woman and not white." So I looked up her stuff because it was late and I did not want to go retrieve the collected poems. Here is A Woman Speaks.
 
 
 
 
Lady DT
02 September 2014 @ 06:29 am



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I recently acquired Edna St. Vincent Millay's collected poems. I saw Blight in the TOC and I flipped to it. I'm glad I did. I feel like it's talking to me. I have a lot of hate in my heart towards various individuals. I think I need to get rid of it. It would only make me feel better.
 
 
 
 
Lady DT
01 September 2014 @ 05:08 pm



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I just got Aunt Lute's anthology of women writers in the US. This book focuses on the 17th-19th century. I looked through the table of contents and I saw Coquette et Froide. Need I say the title made me flip the page?
 
 
 
 
Lady DT
08 July 2014 @ 09:46 am



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For some reason I started to think about sonnets. I knew that Millay wrote them and I've been reading hers. Here's one of my favorites: Love is Not All
 
 
 
 
Lady DT
15 June 2014 @ 05:16 am



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I Am by John Clare. This poem reminds me a bit of my nostalgia about previous days. For a time when things weren't complicated.
 
 
 
 
Lady DT
15 June 2014 @ 05:08 am



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Today's poem is I Knew A Woman by Theodore Roethke. I had heard of him through Plath's admiration of him but it wasn't until today that I looked up his stuff. I really enjoyed this poem and I hope you do too.
 
 
 
 
Lady DT
08 June 2014 @ 06:09 pm



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Today's poem is You by Angelina Weld Grimake. I really love this poem. There are two other poems on that page and I like those you but You is my favorite.
 
 
 
 
Lady DT
30 May 2014 @ 09:25 pm



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Three Gwendolyn poems in a row. I like A Song in the Front Yard because I've felt similar. A song I wrote for writerverse reminds me of this. I've always wanted to be a 'bad girl' and I feel like this is what this poem is saying. I get tired of always being good and sometimes I just want to be 'bad.'
 
 
 
 
Lady DT
30 May 2014 @ 09:21 pm



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The first poem of today is by Gwendolyn Brooks. I just cracked open her Selected Poems. I really them.

Sadie and Maud seems to me to be a warning. I think it's saying not to judge people because you never know how life is going to turn out. Like don't turn your nose up at other people because they didn't meet your expectations.
 
 
 
 
Lady DT
26 May 2014 @ 08:00 pm



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The debate about abortion rages on here in America. I'm not offering my opinion but instead I'm offering this poem.

The Mother by Gwendolyn Brooks.
 
 
 
 
Lady DT
26 May 2014 @ 07:50 pm



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I've been reading Alice Walker's In Search of Mothers Garden and it's gotten me more interested in her work. I had previously watched a bit of a documentary on her and it's the strangest thing but I feel like I can hear her talking directly to me as I read and it's a very comforting experience. I'm taking my time reading the book. I'm savoring it.

Anyway I just went looking for some of her poems. I love We Alone. I feel like it says a lot about interest and what not.