A Bringer of New Things

Musings on personal growth, books, motherhood, writing, and more.

Great Poems: “A Noiseless Patient Spider” by Walt Whitman

  This relatively short poem (below) is one of my absolute favorites, not just for its beauty and cleverness but also for its meaning. As I’ve mentioned before, I have often … Continue reading

March 24, 2015 · 1 Comment

Great Poems: “Terence, this is stupid stuff” by A.E. Housman

  This poem is a bit long but FUN and easy to understand. Its fresh and insightful meaning plays off of the simplicity of its style to result in a clever, funny, … Continue reading

August 21, 2014 · 5 Comments

Great Poems: “Sometimes I walk where the deep water dips” by Frederick Goddard Tuckerman

For the second installment in my “Great Poems” series (see the first here and the lead-up here), I have chosen a poem by a writer I only discovered a few … Continue reading

July 31, 2014 · 6 Comments

Great Poems: “Night” by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

I adore this poem, and I’ve written this post to show you why. This post is the first in a series I’m starting called, simply, “Great Poems.” For more about my … Continue reading

July 17, 2014 · 13 Comments

Happy Birthday, Robert Frost (I Miss You)!

I heard today on The Writer’s Almanac that it’s Robert Frost’s birthday, and I wanted to take a moment and celebrate him. I adore his poems—but then, does anyone not? “The … Continue reading

March 26, 2014 · Leave a comment