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RebeccaMiller



Booksie Address: http://www.booksie.com/RebeccaMiller
Country: United States
Member Since: Nov 26, 2011

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RebeccaMiller

It's Starting to Smell Like a Fall Evening

Poem by RebeccaMiller
Posted: Oct 15, 2012
Excitement for the beginning of fall! Imagery for all the...
Tags:fall, leaves, fire, autumn, feeling, mood, excitement, warm, season, bonfire, plaid

RebeccaMiller

Gypsy Dust

Poem by RebeccaMiller
Posted: Sep 5, 2012
For the inner gypsy in all of us.
Tags:poem, poetry, travel, regret, next, moving on, road, gypsy, undecided

RebeccaMiller

My Cerulean Soul-Mate

Poem by RebeccaMiller
Posted: Dec 11, 2011
An ode to all the little things in life! Through the ups...
Tags:sky, comfort, content, blue, soul mate, favorite, cerulean

They Call Me

Poem by RebeccaMiller
Posted: Nov 26, 2011
This is a poem exploring the feelings of a few different...
Tags:reflection, growth, stuck, stereotypes, old age, bingo

Where the Muskidine Grows

Poem by RebeccaMiller
Posted: Nov 26, 2011
Just a simple poem I wrote last Spring about making the...
Tags:content, summer, spring, season, new life, satisfaction, hapiness, muskidines

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It's Starting to Smell Like a Fall Evening

Poem by RebeccaMiller
Posted: Oct 15, 2012
Excitement for the beginning of fall! Imagery for all the...

Gypsy Dust

Poem by RebeccaMiller
Posted: Sep 5, 2012
For the inner gypsy in all of us.

When the Tide Comes In

Poem by RebeccaMiller
Posted: Apr 9, 2012
Everyone loves the beach! Here's a simple poem in thanks...

Word War One

Poem by RebeccaMiller
Posted: Dec 11, 2011
Sometimes its just hard to express yourself! One day I...

My Cerulean Soul-Mate

Poem by RebeccaMiller
Posted: Dec 11, 2011
An ode to all the little things in life! Through the ups...

They Call Me

Poem by RebeccaMiller
Posted: Nov 26, 2011
This is a poem exploring the feelings of a few different...

Where the Muskidine Grows

Poem by RebeccaMiller
Posted: Nov 26, 2011
Just a simple poem I wrote last Spring about making the...



Hello there!

 

I'm not one of those people who writes by necessity- I do it because I enjoy it and I like to work on my creative skills. So naturally my work is a little less like a journal and more just exploring things that interest me. I don't like to be constricted by rhyme (all the time) because I think poems are beautiful first and foremost for the thoughts they express, though composition and style are very important as well.

I like poetry. I mean, who doesn't? My favorite poet is Norman MacCaig. His simple rhythms and peaceful thoughts really inspire me; I think he's reflected in my style as well. I also like E.E. Cummings and Mary Oliver, though my very favorite poem is "When You are Old" by William Butler Yeats (I have it memorized, along with a few other favorites, and I recite it to myself when I need a little encouragement or are waiting somewhere).  I also really like Biblical poetry- Psalm 16 is the bomb.com.

I love to read, but "I could no sooner choose a favorite book than a favorite star from the heavens." My favorite authors are P.G. Wodehouse, Jane Austen, and Robin Jones Gunn. I also highly recommend thinkers like John Ortberg, Federick Buechner, and C.S. Lewis.

Though I stick mostly to poetry, my favorite medium is the essay, in its traditional sense. Michel de Montaigne of France was the first real essayists. The word actually translates to "attempt", rather than the stiff topical notion of essay we have today in schools. An essay is really just a train of thought, and I've always connected with this medium because I have a lot of those. Thoughts, I mean. It's a great way to sit down and really get to know yourself, or understand things about the world. Just sit and start typing. I don't share many essays because I wont kid myself that everyone is dying to hear about my revelation in the grocery store today or how I feel about my favorite teacup, but I thought it worth mentioning because its a healthy way of expression for everyone. My favorite essayist is E. B. White- I love his subtle humor, his deep feeling for the little things in life, and the way he writes about peaceful things and such a quaint past.

 

I play the ukelele and enjoy philosophizing over the finer things in life with my pet goldfish, Delilah. My favorite colors is butter yellow. Or mint green. I think that's all (or more than!) you need to know.

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