Write Me Up

Official writing with some random thoughts

Wednesday is for poets October 31, 2012

Filed under: General Blog-tastic Writings — Dorothy Lynn @ 9:41 pm

I love poetry. I love love poetry too. See, outwardly, I’m not a very affectionate person. I don’t show love very flamboyantly. I’m not a huge fan of cheesiness, and I get kind of embarrassed when I feel sappy. I do try to embrace my cheesy side, but it doesn’t always work. Except when I read good poetry. Elizabeth Barrett Browning is one of those poets. Her Sonnets from the Portuguese are some of the most beautiful love poems I’ve ever read. Here is one of my favorites.

XIV.

If thou must love me, let it be for nought
Except for love’s sake only. Do not say
‘I love her for her smile—her look—her way
Of speaking gently,—for a trick of thought
That falls in well with mine, and certes brought
A sense of pleasant ease on such a day’—
For these things in themselves, Belovèd, may
Be changed, or change for thee,—and love, so wrought,
May be unwrought so. Neither love me for
Thine own dear pity’s wiping my cheeks dry,—
A creature might forget to weep, who bore
Thy comfort long, and lose thy love thereby!
But love me for love’s sake, that evermore
Thou mayst love on, through love’s eternity.

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I have a dream… and I need your help to make it happen October 30, 2012

Filed under: General Blog-tastic Writings — Dorothy Lynn @ 9:50 pm

This sounds like a great idea, so I’m doing my part and spreading the word, because I would love another way to get my art into the world. Check it out, bloggers and facebookers!

Cristian Mihai

A few months ago I had this idea. I don’t remember where I was or what I was doing, but I do remember that it felt like a very good idea. I didn’t write it down, but I didn’t forget it either.

The thing was that I wanted to build a new website. One that would act as a sort of art/culture platform for promoting young artists. Writers, painters, photographers, you name it. You know, the type of website that would review independent movies and self-published books.

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It’s like writing senior seminar all over again… October 29, 2012

…only instead of paying lots of money to take that class, I could possibly GET lots of money from writing this. I just finished the application for the Gift of Freedom Award from A Room of Her Own. This organization gives out an award every two years to help a woman writer accomplish her writing goals. And the award is $50,000 over two years. Yeah, that’s a LOT of money. I have probably the tiniest possibility of ever winning this prize, but hey, I mean, why not try? For 35 bucks and a few essays and writing samples, I might as well try and convince people that I should be given an award to be financially stable enough to write as a career. Seriously, it would be insanely awesome if I got this, or even if I got a runner-up prize, which is $5,000. Anyway, that’s what I’ve been up to the past couple of days. Now back to the actual writing of my book.

 

Foto Friday! October 26, 2012

My brother stole my idea for Foto Friday. He doesn’t spell it the Spanish way though, so I guess it’s okay. I’m not quite sure what foto to post today though. Honestly, this week was a tiny bit crazy at work because I learned hwo to be an opener and therefore worked a lot more hours. Which is good, because I could use the money. I discovered that I really need better shoes to wear if I am going to stand for six hours though.

So here is a random picture from my travels my sophomore year of college. Since Halloween is so close, enjoy this creepy picture of Pere Lachaise cemetery in Paris, France. My friend Clement was genuinely scared the entire time we were there. He kept saying, “Hurry up, Dorothy! What if they lock us in the cemetery overnight?!” It was quite amusing.

 

Wednesday (night) is for Poets. October 24, 2012

And for using your roommate’s computer to update your blog at 11:00 at night because you forgot to do it before, and your own computer takes twenty minutes or so to decide to be useful.

For tonight, I am giving a selection from my poetry journal. This is a journal in which I write (in my neatest, prettiest handwriting) poems. Some of them are my own poetry, but most of them are not. Many of them came out of an awesome poetry anthology called Staying Alive. Since it is a bit late, and I need to sleep because I have to work tomorrow, here is a short, but wonderful poem by William Carlos Williams.

El Hombre

It’s a strange courage
you give me ancient star:

Shine alone in the sunrise
toward which you lend no part!

Simplicity and an epic message. Such a good poem. 🙂

P.S.- tomorrow my friend and fellow writer Matt Mikalatos is posting something I wrote on his blog. He asked me to do a guest post because I wanted to promote my blog a bit more, and he is awesome like that. Go check out his site! His blog is called The Burning Hearts Revolution and the site is mikalatos.com

 

It’s not Wednesday… October 22, 2012

…but this poem is just too good to wait!

Really, I wish I could make something as beautiful as this short film someday.

 

Friday….of the foto kind! October 19, 2012

Filed under: Foto Friday — Dorothy Lynn @ 10:15 pm
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So today, we finally got a piano in the house! My roommate recruited her brother and a few of our burly man-friends to move it from her parents house to our house! And now, even though it is slightly out of tune, I have lovely keys to play on! In honor of the piano, here is a slightly artsy picture of it. It was taken with my 8 megapixel phone-camera, so it might not be the best quality. But I love it, simply because now I get to play it!