Silence, both most loved And most dreaded of all things; Speak up, please, but silently; Give me what I need to hear, I’ll rest in quiet. . Tanka poetry is similar to haiku (5-7-5) except that it is longer (5-7-7-7-5). I find being limited syllabically forces my oft too verbose self to focus on which … Continue reading Silence

Classics: “Shall I Compare Thee to a Summer’s Day?” 

This is one of Shakespeare’s most well loved sonnets and, perhaps unsurprisingly, it is my current favorite as well. Typically analysis of this poem overall takes the incredibly literal approach to the content in saying that Shakespeare is saying that this one woman’s beauty is eternal and will never fade away because he has written … Continue reading Classics: “Shall I Compare Thee to a Summer’s Day?”