the universe is us

*The Universe is Us [Short Poem]

“The four most common chemically active elements in the universe—hydrogen, oxygen, carbon, and nitrogen—are the four most common elements of life on Earth. We are not simply in the universe. The universe is in us.” - Neil deGrasse Tyson Sky, a blue pearly kingdom we…

My Body [Short Poem]

Heavy are the lids which keep my eyes safe The lobe which lets me see is sore from poor slumber. My mind speaks crisply to let me know it craves to learn, yearn, take risks, and be brave. My fingers hold strength where other parts…
Why You Need to Write or Do You?

Why You Need to Write or Do You?

Rainier Maria Rilke on Writing This post is inspired by a letter Rainier Maria Rilke wrote to Kappus (in “Letters to a Young Poet”) as a response to Kappus’ request to have his poems critiqued. Although Rilke made clear he believed one shouldn’t critique others’ work…