Sunday Morning Coffee

Here I am, back in Oklahoma. Boy did it ever pull out all the stops to welcome me. Everything is in bloom and I’m either in the middle of some terrible allergic reaction, experiencing my first cold in a long time, or building up to a sinus infection. I don’t really know, but I don’t feel so hot. Lemon, ginger, and honey are getting me through.

These wild, sweet, perfect things

Last Tango in Halifax
♥ talking to my granny on the phone
♥ chewy chocolate cookies
♥ Sometimes life is merely a matter of coffee and whatever intimacy a cup of coffee affords. — Richard Brautigan
♥ spicy black tea
♥ the first tree in the neighborhood to change colors
These wild, sweet, perfect things
Are little miracles your memory sings,
Till heart on heart makes us one music again.
— e.e. cummings, Sonnet
♥ starting the Outlander series
♥ to be known
♥ O were my love yon Lilac fair, 
Wi’ purple blossoms to the Spring, 
And I, a bird to shelter there, 
When wearied on my little wing! 
How I wad mourn when it was torn 
By Autumn wild, and Winter rude! 
But I wad sing on wanton wing, 
When youthfu’ May its bloom renew’d. 
— Robert Burns

Blackout Poetry Mini-Challenge

And our winner is…

Screen shot 2013-10-12 at 2.04.01 PMEntry #11 — Kay at Dead Book Darling! I’ll be emailing you soon, Kay. Thanks for participating, everyone!

You’ve made it to Hour 5 of Dewey’s Read-A-Thon!

Your challenge is to create some blackout poetry and share it on your blog, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Goodreads, etc. (#readathonblackout)

How do you make blackout poetry?

You will need some text on paper that you are comfortable using a marker on. It can be an old book, newspaper, magazine. Anything will work. Then you’re going to use a black marker (or another dark color if you don’t have black) to mark out most of the text, leaving a poem behind.

I think it helps if you take a good look at the words beforehand. Decide which ones in the text you like best and work around them. I made a teeny tiny poem to give you an idea.

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Need more examples? Here you go.

To be eligible for the prize ($5 Amazon Gift Card):

  • Create your blackout poetry.
  • Take a photo of it and post it on your blog, Instagram, Twitter, wherever you like.
  • Link up below!

The challenge will run for 3 hours and I will then pick a participant at random to receive a $5 Amazon Gift Card!