This was my favorite volume of poetry in high school. I had read one of Baudelaire’s poems in my 10th grade honors English class, and when I saw an entire collection of his poems at Barnes & Noble one night I just had to buy it. At the time I was not supposed to be spending any money on books, but I went ahead and bought the book. I snuck it into the house and then for a very long time I kept it hidden under the clothes in my dresser. I would wait till everybody had gone to bed and sit by the dim light and read Baudelaire’s poetry.
Today I am trying something new. I covered part of a canvas with white vinegar, and then dropped in alcohol inks. Maybe this is a popular method. I am not sure. But I have never tried it. The colors fanned out beautifully. I was really pleased. Next I want to try this method with other kinds of paint or art supplies. Then I want to try using substrates like honey and hydrogen peroxide. Toothpaste might be something fun to use too. I don’t know if it will have a big effect or not, but it would be nice to use.
“The Dream Songs” is a book of poetry I bought for a college class. Before the semester even got going, I drove into it and read the book.
This volume was my introduction to Icelandic poetry. Soulful, cool, in touch with the land.
One of my favorite books of poetry. The persona poems in this book come from so many perspectives.
This fascinating book offers insight into the dark history of ballet, and the beauty and challenges of ballet today.