Forest Fever (Poem)

Sorry I've been MIA for a while, but I just got back from an 11-day camping trip, and although I thought I'd be able to post something during that time, plans didn't work out. (Spotty Internet and getting distracted with the forest) Anyway, here's a poem I wrote that was inspired by John Masefield's poem Sea-Fever. I…

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Peacock Feather (Poem)

Hello, all! Hope you've made it through the week all right. I wrote this poem when I was watching my cat play with a peacock feather (Cats really love those things). The beauty of the feather, the idiomatic vanity of the peacock, and the strange femininity the feather carried suggested this poem to me. Something…

Super-rich Chocolate Muffins Recipe

Let me digress for a moment, and summarize my love for chocolate... The darker, the better, generally speaking. 85% cacao is my favourite. I love chocolate anything - muffins, cake, brownies, cookies, candy, crickets, coffee, caramel... okay, now I'm just listing foods that begin with C. (Actually, the chocolate crickets weren't that great) Anyway, my…

A Poem to a Foreigner

So, I wrote this poem after I met an exchange student from Europe. He had a great grip on American culture, and English, and all that, but he was eighteen, on a different continent. All my feminine, motherly instincts made me want to tuck him up and comfort him and give him chocolate, and let…

Princess Lullaby (Poem)

Hi, everyone! This is a little ditty I made up for a gal I was babysitting once, trying to get her to fall asleep. I sang it to her, coming up with rhymes as I went, and she seemed to like it, so I wrote it down and polished it to make what we have…

Banana Bread Recipe (No Sugar Added)

I am all about using as little oil, fat, and sugar in things as possible. That said, I LOVE eating sweets. Therein doth my creativity utilize itself. I cut back on a lot of the sugar and oil in my standard banana bread recipe by subbing in more bananas and yoghurt. If you aren't used…

Mountaintop Experience (Poem)

This is a short little poem I wrote when I was in the mountains. I had expected the trip to be a spiritually refreshing time, when I could pray, read, and write poetry; but I was frustrated that all the mundane things of the world had followed me, and I couldn't escape them unless I…

Dragon Demons (Poem)

This is a poem I wrote about how evil often disguises itself as something cool, beautiful, or even friendly, but it just spews lies. For the record, I really like dragons, but I do see them as a symbol of evil in nearly every culture. I think they represent insidious wickedness very well, since they're…

Desires and the Two Pains

I was thinking lately about desiring things, and how when we strongly desire something, it can affect our actions, even if we later regret it. Of course, a strong feeling is not a legitimate reason to do something; just because an emotion or want is powerful doesn't mean we can't resist it. But to return…