Monday, March 12, 2012

Blogspiration (2) and Blogs To Talk About!

Hi Everyone! 

Blogspiration is a new weekly meme hosted by GrowingUpYA and Saz101. The meme was created to help spark inspiration among bloggers, readers and writers alike. An inspirational quote/picture/video  is posted weekly, on the day of the author's choosing, so that it may inspire creativity, conversation or just a little SOMETHING!

One day, I was looking through my late grandmother's old books and I found an old dusty, brown hardcover book. On it was a signature dedicated to my Grandmother from the poet Edna St. Vincent Millay. The first poem I saw is a line that I still cherish today.

"My candle burns at both ends/It will not last the night;/But ah, my foes, and oh, my friends/It gives a lovely light." -Edna St. Vincent Millay

This marvelous quote is all about appreciating the amazing, perfect moments of the past and to be happy when those moments happen. This quote also began my journey to loving poetry. I hope everyone tries reading poems. Edna St. Vincent Millay is one of the funniest poets ever. 

Here is a poem I wrote awhile ago of me speaking to Edna's luminescent candle. 

Dusty laces of red hair
Scatter around you

Resting on the table
You lie and burn bright.

As time goes on you flicker on and off.
First on your right end and then your left.

You won't last the night
As time goes on you will dim, flicker, burnout.

Reflected in your magnificent light
I remember happy memories of times of joy.

Like you, my time may be short.
Still, I will remember you,
my candle of light.

I hope you enjoyed my Blogspiration and create your own!

Now, Stephanie at Little Red Reads has interviewed me. I hope you visit her amazing blog and read the interview to learn a little bit more about me. 


  1. OMG!!! I seriously LOVE that you just created your own Blogspiration!! :D It's absolute PERFECTION and I LOVE IT!!

    Thank you for sharing your poem!!

  2. Rachel! I LOVE it! I adore the quote, and I love that you shared something YOU wrote! Eeeee! BEAUTIFUL! ♥

  3. WOW! I wish I could write such a beautiful poetry!! Amazing :) I love it! You're really good ;) :) Awesome blogspiration!!



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