All posts tagged: poetical

There are Ghosts and Madness in These Lines

This is a poetry series in which I share poetry lines that move me and why they move me. The following lines are from The Carrying by Ada Limon. What if I want to go devil instead? Bow down to the madness that makes me. from “Last Summer After a Panic Attack” I think that all artists including writers carry a madness. (Correct me if I’m wrong.) Here, I’m using the either the “state of frenzied or chaotic activity” definition or “extremely foolish behavior.” My madness sometimes occurs after midnight when I can’t sleep and there’s chaos in my mind. A whirlwind of writing ideas and dreams. Unanswered messages like ghosts in the throat. from “Last Summer After a Panic Attack” I have never thought of ghosts living in the throat, and I admire this line so much for its creativity. I would have expected ghosts in the attic or ghosts in the cemetery, so the end of this line caught me off guard. It reminds me of the things I don’t say when I need …

These Lines Belong in Love Letters

I’m going to start a poetry series in which I share poetry lines that move me and why they move me. Sometimes I really believe I can turn anything into a you. by #MelissaLozada-Oliva from “I’m So Lonely I Grow a New Hymen” I love symbols and symbolism. When I see specific things, sometimes I see specific people from my life that are known for using those things, for saying those things. Sometimes it takes creativity to see things that are not physically present through things like songs, clothes, or scents. Also, I just noticed Melissa used “a you” instead of “you,” and to me that accentuates this replication of a someone who is not there. i know no love without teeth & have the scars to remember. trace those scars & you have a map to my heart. open carefully. i will not die. by #JoseOlivarez from “I Wake in a Field of Wolves with the Moon” I like how these lines go from teeth to scars and from scars to heart. (There’s probably …