March 31st, 2017

fly, look up

Poetry Friday: Signs of Rain

The hollow winds begin to blow;
The clouds look black, the glass is low,
The soot falls down, the spaniels sleep,
And spiders from their cobwebs peep.
Last night the sun went pale to bed,
The moon in halos hid her head;
The boding shepherd heaves a sigh,
For see, a rainbow spans the sky!

- the opening lines of Signs of Rain

I have seen this piece attributed to an anonymous poet, and I've also seen it attributed to various poets in various collections. Does anyone know the true author?

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Best Books of March 2017

March 2017: 13 books and scripts read

I read a baker's dozen this month. Funny, as I'm currently re-reading Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher in honor of the Netflix original series debuting today. I read the book prior to its publication ten years ago, and I look forward to watching the show this weekend.

This month's stand-out read is Here We Are: Feminism for the Real World edited by Kelly Jensen, which features pieces from 44 different contributors, including illustrators, musicians, novelists, dancers, and leaders. The book is filled with personal stories and encouragement from people from all around the world at all different stages of their lives and their careers. My favorite essay in the collection was penned by Courtney Summers.

Check out more books I'm looking forward to reading this year: 7 Books in 2017 and Forthcoming Releases.