Anonymous asked: do you have any music recommendations, sth like bon iver/daughter? <3
Ben Howard, Mimicking Birds, Radical Face, BASECAMP, James Vincent McMorrow, Birdy, BANKS, Wolf Alice, Rhodes, Jaymes Young, Iron & Wine, BROODS, City and Colour, Half Moon Run, Matt Corby, MS MR, The Paper Kites, William Fitzsimmons, Richard Walters
Happy listening :)
you take a deep breath and you forgive yourself. you breathe in and let go. because you too are human.
Anonymous asked: I am curious, do you carry a journal around with you so you can write down ideas by hand, or do you prefer to type on the computer so you're able to edit easier? I like to write things by hand, but it can sometimes be annoying to edit. I'm trying to figure out which works better.
I use both for different reasons! I have a few journals that I use for scraps of ideas or times when I’m really emotional and need to just write furiously. I use my laptop for ideas that I’m trying to figure out and refine because it is much easier to edit like you said. I usually use my laptop for the actual poem writing as well. You can’t go wrong with either though! Just find what comes natural to you :)
Anonymous asked: Hey! I'm Shannyn. I am a Video Art student at Harvard-Westlake School in LA and I was wondering if I could use your poem "A Diary of Colors" for a poetry video. It is my favorite poem and I think it would lovely when translated to the silver screen. Please message me back! Thanks, Shannyn
Hi Shannyn! I’d love for you to use my poem :) I just ask that you credit me as the author of it! I’d love to see it sometime too, if you’d ever want to share it. Best of luck :)
Usually, I am very much a behind the scenes person in my school arts department (tech and props). As this is my senior year, and I have horrible stage fright, I really wanted to perform a poem for my school’s Cultural Arts Night (think talent show without the competition). While I still suffer from stage fright, this was a really big step for me in working to overcome it and I am really proud of how this turned out.
The beginning where I announce the title of the poem got cut out, but I am reading "I Was Told To Write An About Me And This Is What Happened" by Kelsey Danielle ( pigmenting on tumblr), who gracious gave me permission to read it. (I changed a few small words here and there to help me with my flow, but the original correct version can be found on her tumblr along with her other amazing poetry).
Someone performed my poem! Ahh??? I haven’t even found the courage to do that with one of my own poems. Take a moment to watch because she did such a great job <3
Some nights it feels like my mind and my body are a million miles apart. My mind aligning itself with the constellations, pushing waves across the Atlantic or creating sand storms in the Sahara. My body remains here, rooted under layers of blankets while my fingers walk up and down the wall. I think I’m trying to reunite with my thoughts, bring them back to Earth but this only happens when I dream, when I close my eyes and let my mind tiptoe home- stopping to take pictures along the way to share. In the morning, we reunite. We embrace.