Emily Jane Brontë

Emily Brontë (1818-1848) was born on this day, 30 July 1818 in the rectory at Thornton in Yorkshire to the Reverend Patrick Brontë and Maria Branwell Brontë, the 5th of their six children and the only daughter to be given a middle name. Unfortunately her mother died when she was only 3 years old andContinue reading “Emily Jane Brontë”

Prompt of the Week

Hi, today I am attempting Lady Jabberwocky’s prompt for this week which is to write a poem or prose using the word ‘rainbow’, the first thing that came into my mind when I read the post was William Wordsworth’s poem ‘My Heart Leaps Up’ see below, my attempt follows. Thanks for looking.

María Sabina Magdalena García

María Sabina Magdalena García (1894 – 1985), was reported to be born on 22 July in 1894 she was known as the “priestess of mushrooms,” and was probably the most famous Mexican healer to have ever lived and a great poet. Her history and reputation led her to serve as a bridge between the mysticalContinue reading “María Sabina Magdalena García”

Pablo Neruda

Chilean poet and Nobel Prize winner, Pablo Neruda was born on 12 July 1904 (1904-1973). Born Ricardo Eliezer Neftali Reyes y Basoalto, Neruda gave himself this writing name under which he would become famous while still in his early teens. In 1921 he left southern Chile for Santiago to attend school, he intended to beContinue reading “Pablo Neruda”

Roald Dahl

Roald Dahl is one of my favourite writers, he was born in September 13 1916 in Cardiff, Wales to Norwegian immigrant parents, he served in the RAF during the Second World as a fighter pilot and subsequently, an intelligence officer. He rose to prominence as a writer in the 1940s with works for children andContinue reading “Roald Dahl”

Percy Bysshe Shelley

On this day 200 years ago, the poet Percy Bysshe Shelley drowned at sea at the painfully young age of 29. He wrote during the Romantic period (1780 – 1840), other writers included William Wordsworth, Jane Austen and Shelley’s friend, Lord Byron. Shelly was a dreamer of dreams, a revolutionary at heart, at the timeContinue reading “Percy Bysshe Shelley”

Golden Shovel Poem

Today I have been inspired by murisopsis to compose a Golden Shovel poem from reading her poem ‘Looking at Playing House’, taken from ‘The Fly’ by William Blake thankfully she has said it is fine to use part of her piece, you can see the link to her poem below, here is mine called ‘GatherContinue reading “Golden Shovel Poem”

Gwendolyn Elizabeth Brooks

Hi, today would have been one of my favourite poets birthday, Gwendolyn Elizabeth Brooks (1917 -2000), born June 7th in 1917, in Kansas. She was an American poet, author, and teacher, her work often dealt with the personal joys and struggles of ordinary people. A much honoured poet, she won the Pulitzer Prize for PoetryContinue reading “Gwendolyn Elizabeth Brooks”

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